Our meditation classes in the north west are for anyone who wants to learn how to meditate in a friendly, relaxed setting, and explore Buddhism. No experience is necessary and there is no need to book – just turn up! Everyone is welcome.
Experienced practitioners lead the sessions and will guide you in a simple meditation technique. You can then practise this yourself at home.
In addition, you will be able to learn a little about the basic teachings of the Buddhist tradition – such as impermanence, karma and compassion.
Learn to meditate in the north west
Kagyu Ling Buddhist Centre in Chorlton, Manchester, has a weekly programme of meditation classes for beginners. Classes restart from Wednesday 16 September 2020, and will be held each Wednesday and Friday. Full details are on the Meditation in Manchester page.
Kagyu Dechen Buddhism north west also has a network of groups across Lancashire, Cheshire, Greater Manchester and Liverpool. All the links are given below. Due to coronavirus, though, most of the regional classes are currently suspended.
We have no paid staff and our income comes entirely from donations. Most classes are free of charge (unless we are renting the space) but we generally suggest that participants make a small contribution (typically £3) towards running costs if they can afford to do so.
Online Meditation Zones are every Tuesday and Thursday, using Zoom. Meditation Zones are open sessions, and all are welcome. First, each session gives an explanation of a simple calming meditation practice. After that there is a brief talk on a key aspect of the Buddha’s teachings.
- Find more about Meditation Online via Zoom.
- Visit What’s On for Meditation Zone times and Zoom links.
- Find details of meditation classes at Kagyu Ling.
- Online meditation sessions are provided each Tuesday and Thursday by our groups in central Manchester , Colne and Prestwich.
- Kagyu Ling, founded in 1975, was the first Buddhist centre in Manchester. Find more about the history of Kagyu Ling.
- Watch this short video about Kagyu Ling
What to expect
Are you wondering what happens at a meditation class? For instance, do you need to bring anything? Will other people be wearing robes? Find out what to expect.
- More information about how to meditate.
Learn to meditate in the north west – find a group in your area
New Brighton, Wirral
Meditation classes and other events, including the online sessions, are listed in the What’s on pages.
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