Manchester Buddhist Centre & The Clear Vision Trust

Manchester Buddhist Centre

Name: Manchester Buddhist Centre & The Clear Vision Trust
Address: 16-20 Turner Street, Manchester M4 1DZ
Contact: Munisha
Phone: 0161 839 5979
Fax: 0161 850 1839
Affiliation The Triratna Buddhist Order (formerly the FWBO)
Purpose of Community: Manchester Buddhist Centre is one of the largest urban Buddhist places of worship in Europe, offering meditation, study and community.
Clear Vision makes DVD and online video materials for Buddhism in the RE classroom and runs the MBC’s schools’ service. Both are run by members of the Triratna Buddhist Order.
Facilities: Cafe, health centre, two meditation halls, gift and bookshop, pain management project, education services.
Access: We welcome visitors with special needs of any kind and have years of experience working with groups with learning or physical disabilities.
There is a disabled-accessible toilet on the ground floor and our lift gives internal lift access to all floors, including the cafe. However, pending funding, we regret there is no alternative to the six steps up to the front door, with handrails both sides.
Disabled ParkingThere are spaces for Blue Badge-users in Turner Street and Brick Street, both facing the Buddhist Centre front door.
Loop Systems

Both shrine rooms are equipped with loop systems for hearing aid-users.
In the Sense UK Awards 2005 the MBC was commended for its services to the deafblind community. Our community includes a deafblind woman and many others with physical disabilities,many of whom are training for ordination.

Requirements: It is customary to remove shoes to enter the meditation hall. If this would cause you pain or difficulty, please keep your shoes on.
Practical Tips: If you wish to sit on mats and cushions on the floor in our shrine halls, please wear clothing which will enable you to sit comfortably.
Suitability: Primary schools/Secondary schools/University students
Further Reading: The Triratna Story: Behind the Scenes of a New Buddhist Movement
Vajragupta (2010) Windhorse Publications. ISBN: 9781899579921

Available to purchase online here

Clear Vision DVD and online video materials with handbooks, for KS1-5 available from

Public Liability Insurance: Yes