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: led by Derek Knott with help from Judy Whitehouse and Mark Brotherton

Wednesday 8pm to 9pm: led by Kamani Wijeyesekera and Terry Donlan

Friday 8pm to 9pm: led by Cath Sainsbury and Chris Dicken

For details, check What’s On.

You don’t need any experience and there is no need to book. Experienced practitioners lead the classes, which give you a chance to learn to meditate and practise simple calmness meditation. 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. 

Open Meditation Mornings

Open Meditation Mornings at Kagyu Ling give the opportunity to learn simple calm-abiding meditation in Manchester and are ideal for anyone new to meditation and Buddhism. 

2023 dates are: Saturday 18 March; Saturday 24 June; Saturday 7 October. 

There are two sessions of calm-abiding meditation – from 10am to 11am and 12noon to 1pm. You will be given an explanation of how to settle the mind with this simple practice, and there will be a reflection on a Buddhist topic.  

You are welcome to attend any or all of the sessions and there is no need to book in advance. 

No lunch is provided but there is an opportunity to socialise in the break between sessions.

Visit What’s On for more details and to check dates and times.

Online store

The  Kagyu Dechen Buddhism North West online store stocks a variety of Buddhist products including  books, rupas, malas, incense, meditation cushions and much more. Shop online.

Kagyu Ling video

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

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Over 45 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.