Our meditation classes in the north west region are for anyone who wants to learn how to meditate in a friendly, relaxed setting. 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.
Meditation in the north west
Kagyu Ling Buddhist Centre in Chorlton, Manchester, has a weekly programme of meditation classes. There is also a network of groups providing meditation sessions in towns and cities across the north west.
We have no paid staff and our income comes entirely from donations. Most of our classes are free of charge (unless we are renting the space) but we generally suggest that participants make a small contribution (typically £3) towards our 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. Each session includes an explanation of a simple calming meditation practice, and 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 meditation classes run by Kagyu Dechen Buddhism, in Manchester and across the north west, are cancelled until further notice.
Meditation classes are held throughout the week at Kagyu Ling Buddhist Centre, 45 Manor Drive, Chorlton, Manchester, M21 7QG.
- Find details of meditation classes at Kagyu Ling.
- Classes are also held 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 to find out more about meditation at Kagyu Ling
‘Mainly Meditation’ Mornings at Kagyu Ling
All the scheduled Mainly Meditation mornings are cancelled. 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, along with 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.
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? Do you need to bring anything? Will other people be wearing robes? Find out what to expect.
More information about how to meditate.
Meditation in the north west – find a group in your area
New Brighton, Wirral
Meditation in the north west: classes and other events are listed in the What’s on pages.
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