Find below links to various websites which are close in spirit and vision to Manchester Buddhist Convention. If you know of any such link please contact us at

  • Buddhist Group of Kendal This small group holds an open meeting once a month (except December) on Sundays, 2.00 – 4.30pm. Venue: Fellside Centre, Low Fellside, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 4NH.
  • Faith and Fire, a project bringing together Fire Officers and Buddhists, can be contacted here
  • Kagyu Ling, the first Buddhist centre to be founded in Manchester, was established in 1975 by Karma Thinley Rinpoche and Lama Jampa Thaye.
  • Kalayanamitra – Buddhist Chaplaincy Support Group (BCSG) is an organisation dedicated to the development of Buddhist Chaplaincy in order to support and spiritual care to those struggling, stressed or suffering within public spaces.
  • Kwan Um School of Zen — The Peak Zen: Worldwide Korean-derived Zen school founded by Korean Zen Master Seung Sahn, with active groups/centers in London and The Peak District.
  • Manchester Fo Guang Shan Temple is a branch of Fo Guang Shan in Taiwan. It is run by members of the Sangha who are part of the Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Order dedicated to the propagation of Humanistic Buddhism.
  • Soka Gakkai International (SGI) is an independent network of lay practitioners of Nichiren Buddhism. SGI is also a United Nations Non-Governmental Organization.
  • StoneWater Zen Sangha is an organisation in the lineage of Taizan Maezumi Roshi and has been established at its base Liverpool for over fifteen years. The Sangha is growing and there are now groups across the UK.
  • The Buddhist Society of Manchester was founded in 1951, making it the second oldest buddhist organization in the country.
  • The Heart of Manchester Sangha welcomes newcomers to Open Meditation. Every Sunday night we hold a drop in meditation group, open to anyone who wants a space to meditate with others.
  • The Manchester Centre for Buddhist Meditation teaches a combined samatha/vipassana meditation practice based on the breath which develops calm and understanding.
  • The Manchester University Buddhist Society
  • There is also a Yahoo group for all members of MUBS where bulletins and announcements about Buddhist events and information will be sent
  • Triratna – the Manchester Buddhist Centre, located in a converted warehouse in the Northern Quarter of the city centre, is open to the public Monday to Saturday.
  • Tzu Chi Foundation was established in 1966 in Taiwan under the direction of Dharma Master Cheng Yen. Four different missions caring for the needy, medical mission, education and humanism were rolled out since then, and it took one decade for each mission to become established in our society.

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