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. There is also a network of groups providing Buddhist meditation in the north west across Lancashire, Cheshire, Greater Manchester and Liverpool. All the links are given on this page.
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, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 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.
Learn meditation in Manchester
Coronavirus: Please note that due to the coronavirus situation, Kagyu Ling is closed and all the Buddhist meditation classes run by Kagyu Dechen Buddhism, in Manchester and across the north west, are cancelled until further notice.
On this page we give some information about our usual classes and courses. And we’ll update this page as soon as classes resume.
Meditation classes take place throughout the week at Kagyu Ling Buddhist Centre, 45 Manor Drive, Chorlton, Manchester, M21 7QG.
- Find details of meditation classes at Kagyu Ling.
- There are also classes in central Manchester 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
‘Mainly Meditation’ Mornings at Kagyu Ling
Because of coronavirus, we cannot hold the scheduled Mainly Meditation mornings. So, on this page we give some information about the sessions which we usually hold every month. Please watch this page for updates.
‘Mainly Meditation’ mornings at Kagyu Ling offer a chance to find some quiet space and time and learn the simple techniques of calm-abiding meditation. All are welcome, whether you’re new to meditation and Buddhism, or already have some experience.
There are generally two sessions of guided reflection and meditation: 11am to 11.45am and 12.15 to 1pm. You’ll be given a clear explanation of the simple technique of calm-abiding meditation. In addition there is a short introduction to some of the key teachings of Buddhism.
If you have a serious interest in Buddhism, or have already taken refuge, you are invited to start the day at 10am, with the 16 Arhats puja.
Finally, the morning concludes with a simple vegetarian lunch at 1pm, to which all are invited.
There is no need to book a place in advance – just come along at 11am, or 10am if you wish to join in the puja. The suggested contribution is £3.
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
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Meditation classes and other events, including the online sessions, are listed in the What’s on pages.
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