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 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.

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Meditation classes at Kagyu Ling

Tuesday evening 8.00pm – 9.00pm                  Facilitators: 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: Cath and Chris

The Buddhist Path course

This course offers a comprehensive and detailed survey of the Buddhist spiritual path. The course is divided into four parts of three sessions each and is suitable for anyone who has taken refuge or who has a serious interest in Buddhism.

Based on Lama Jampa Thaye’s book Diamond Sky, the course is led by long-time students of Lama Jampa, Geoffrey Ashmore and Jonathan Macaskill. You are welcome to attend all or part of the course. There is no need to book – just come along.

Solid Rock: 3, 10, 17 February – 11am to 12 noon
Beginning with our own first engagement with Buddhism’s core values and principles, as embodied in the three jewels of Buddha, dharma and sangha. Following on from these sessions,  a Meditation Morning was held at Kagyu Ling on 10 March.

Tasting Birth and Death: 5, 12, 19 May – 11am to 12 noon
Reflecting on the fundamental realities of impermanence, action and result that underlie and pervade our experience. A Meditation Morning was held on Saturday 9 June.

Open Heart: 15, 22, 29 September – 11am to 12 noon
Stepping into the openness of mind that is loving kindness and compassion, free from the confines of self-interest. A Meditation Morning will be held on Saturday 20 October.

Crystal Key: 10, 17, 24 November – 11am to 12 noon
Encountering the true nature of mind through the twin meditations of calm-abiding and insight.

Further information

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

Facility fee for all sessions: £3

Contact us:

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