Manchester — Kagyu Ling

Founded in Chorlton in 1975, Kagyu Ling was the first Buddhist centre in Manchester and one of the first Kagyu centres in the UK.

Please note that due to Covid-19 meditation classes and study groups are suspended, please check the Centre website for details. 

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Established by Lama Jampa Thaye, with the support of his main teacher Karma Thinley Rinpoche, Kagyu Ling has for more than 40 years provided a place for people to learn, study and practise Buddhism.

Kagyu masters visits to Manchester

Kagyu Ling has hosted many great Tibetan masters, including the 16th and 17th Karmapas, Shamar Rinpoche, Karma Thinley Rinpoche, Kalu Rinpoche and Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche.

Meditation Classes and Buddhist Teachings in Manchester

Alongside major teachings by Lama Jampa Thaye and other renowned teachers, the Kagyu Ling Buddhist Centre also has a full programme of events, including meditation classes, study groups, pujas (group meditations), group retreats and practice days.

We have three meditation classes a week at the times below. Please visit our website for more information

Wednesdays at 10.30am – 11.30am
Wednesday at 8.00pm – 9.00pm
Friday at 8.00pm – 9.00pm

The centre and our local groups in the North West are welcoming place for anyone interested to find out more about Buddhism and meditation.

Local groups

Wigan Buddhist Meditation Group

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Birkenhead Buddhist Meditation Group

Weekly meditation classes provide an introduction to two types of Buddhist meditation. The class initially…

Chester Buddhist Meditation Group

Welcome to the meditation group in Chester. Wesley Church Centre St John Street Chester CH1…

Colne Buddhist Meditation Group

Kagyu Dzong Buddhist Group runs meditation classes in Colne on Tuesdays Kagyu Dzong Buddhist Group…

Fylde Buddhist Meditation Group

Buddhist Meditation classes in Fylde on Tuesday mornings Carleton Memorial Hall, Moorfield Avenue, Poulton-le-Fylde, Lancashire…

Hale Buddhist Meditation Group

The Hale meditation group meets up on Thursday evenings at 8pm, all are welcome to…

Liverpool Buddhist Meditation Group

Kagyu Shedrup Ling was established in 1983 and numerous teachings have been given over the…

Manchester Central Buddhist Meditation Group

Come along and try meditation at Chapter One books in City Center Manchester. All are…

New Brighton Buddhist Meditation Group

Weekly meditation classes in New Brighton on Fridays, New Brighton Community Centre Hope Street New…

Prestwich Buddhist Meditation Group

Welcome to the Prestwich meditation group, please contact us for more information on upcoming classes…