Meditation in Manchester – Kagyu Ling

Kagyu Ling Buddhist meditation classesKagyu Ling Buddhist Centre gives a warm welcome to people wanting to learn to meditate in Manchester and explore the teachings of the Buddha.

Learn meditation in Manchester

Meditation classes are held three times each week at Kagyu Ling: 

Wednesday: 10.30am to 11.30am and 8pm to 9pm.
Friday: 8pm to 9pm.

You don’t need any experience and there is no need to book – you can just turn up. Experienced practitioners lead the classes, which give you a chance to learn to meditate, and practise simple calmness meditation together. In addition, we give an introduction to Buddhism and explore some key aspects of Buddhist teachings.

The sessions last for just under an hour and the suggested contribution per class is £3. 

Mainly Meditation Mornings

Mainly Meditation Mornings return to Kagyu Ling this autumn on Saturday 16 October and Saturday 13 November 2021.

Each session will begin at  9.30am with a recitation of the 16 Arhats sadhana. Then there will be two sessions of calm-abiding shamatha meditation, at 10.30am and 12 noon. You will be given an explanation of how to settle the mind with this simple practice. 

No lunch will be provided but there will be an opportunity to socialise in the breaks between sessions.

You are welcome to attend any or all of the sessions and there is no need to book in advance. You must have had the reading transmission (lung) to join in the 16 Arhats prayers.

Online meditation

If you can’t make it to a class, try meditation online. Regular online Meditation Zones take place using Zoom. These 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.

Visit What’s On for dates and times of all the meditation classes, and Zoom links for online sessions.

Check out other online meditation sessions run by Dechen Buddhism worldwide.

Kagyu Ling video

This short video shows more about Buddhist meditation in Manchester at Kagyu Ling.

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Over 40 years of Buddhism in Manchester

Kagyu Ling, founded in 1975, is Manchester’s oldest Buddhist centre and for more than 40 years has provided people with a place and opportunity for Buddhist meditation in Manchester. Find more about Kagyu Ling and its history.