Meditation in Manchester – Kagyu Ling Buddhist Centre

meditation in ManchesterKagyu Ling is Manchester’s oldest Buddhist centre. For over 40 years it has provided people with a place and opportunity for meditation in Manchester, to learn about meditation and explore the teachings of the Buddha.

Meditation in Manchester

You are welcome to come to any of the meditation classes at Kagyu Ling. Classes are held throughout the week – see below for a full list. No experience is necessary and there is no need to book –  you can just turn up. All our classes are led by experienced practitioners and give you a chance to learn and practise simple calmness meditation.

The way of the Buddha

As well as learning how to meditate, you can also find out about some of the key teachings of the Buddhist tradition at Kagyu Ling. Our classes combine meditation with a brief presentation of  such topics as impermanence and karma, loving kindness and compassion. The sessions last for just under an hour and there is time before and afterwards for a chat and a chance to ask questions over tea and coffee in a friendly, relaxed setting.

Christmas recess

Meditation classes are taking a break over Christmas and the new year.

At Kagyu Ling, the last meditation class of 2017 will be held on 23 December. Classes will resume on Wednesday 3 January 2018. There will be no meditation classes or mind training at Kagyu Ling after 23 December until 3 January 2018.

Our other meditation groups in the north west are also taking a break over the holiday period. Please check the group pages for more details: visit meditation classes in the north west

Saturday morning meditation at Kagyu Ling – Buddhist Path Course

A new series of Saturday morning meditation classes – the Buddhist Path Course –  will start at Kagyu Ling on 3 February 2018. There will be no Saturday morning meditation classes at Kagyu Ling in January 2018, though the other weekday meditation sessions will run as usual. More information about the Buddhist Path Course will be provided here.

Meditation in Manchester through the week

Tuesday evening 8.00pm – 9.00pm                  Facilitators: Mary, John and Martin
Wednesday morning 10.30am – 11.30am        Facilitators: Derek and Glyn
Wednesday evening 8.00pm – 9.00pm            Facilitators: Kamani, Terry and Mike
Friday evening 8.00pm – 9.00pm                     Facilitators: Seth, James and Alex
Saturday morning 11.00am – 12.00pm             Facilitator: Jonathan

Please note that  the last Saturday morning meditation class will be  on 23 December 2017. A new series of Saturday morning classes – the Buddhist Path Course –  will start at Kagyu Ling on 3 February 2018. There will be no Saturday morning meditation  at Kagyu Ling in January 2018.

We also hold more specialist mind training meditation sessions on Thursdays at 8pm, facilitated by Simon, John and Jonathan.

Further information

Suggested contribution  for classes – £3

Contact us:

Twitter: @kagyuling  or visit