Manchester Buddhist Centre/The Clear Vision Trust

Manchester Buddhist Centre/The Clear Vision Trust
16-20 Turner St
Manchester
Greater Manchester
M4 1DZ
England

Website

Educational services

www.clear-vision.org

Buddhist Centre

www.manchesterbuddhistcentre.org.uk

E-mail

Reception

info@manchesterbuddhistcentre.org.uk

Education

education@clear-vision.org

Telephone

Reception

0161 834 9232

Education

0161 839 9579

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
Front view of the Manchester Buddhist Centre, looking up
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Manchester Buddhist Centre is run by members of the Western Buddhist Order and has been offering Buddhism and meditation in Manchester since 1977. In 1996 we reopened in the Northern Quarter of Manchester, in a Victorian cotton warehouse converted by Buddhist volunteers.

Meditation and Buddhism courses run all year. On the second floor are Bodywise Natural Health Centre and meeting rooms for hire. The award-winning Earth Cafe is situated in the basement.

The Buddhist Centre’s popular education service is run by the Clear Vision Trust, housed in the same building. Clear Vision make all the teaching materials listed here.

Venue Type:

Industrial heritage site, Sacred space

Opening hours

Mon - Fri 10.00 - 19.00
Sat 10.00 - 17.00

Closed: Sun

Admission charges

Group visits: £2 per pupil/student per hour; standard visit 1.5 hours

Additional info

All information on educational services and classroom teaching materials for Buddhism may be found at www.clear-vision.org.

In particular, the DVD Buddhist Centre in the City offers a virtual tour of the Manchester Buddhist Centre for 8-14 year-olds. (Details below.)

Disabled access: pending funding we regret there is no alternative to the six steps up to the front door (handrails both sides). Once in, there is a disabled-accessible toilet and lift access to all floors.

Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

DVD: The Monkey King and other tales (4-7 years)

DVD with six traditional illustrated stories communicating Buddhist values. 4-7 years; teacher's handbook with activities, questions, information, included in pdf.

Creator

  • The Clear Vision Trust

Publisher

  • The Clear Vision Trust

Languages

  • Mongolian
  • Published in many other languages by Edition Rabten, Switzerland (www.editionrabten.com)

CD: Stilling Exercises for Young People (8-18 years)

CD of non-religious 'stilling' exercises short enough for young attention spans, as well as two traditional Buddhist meditations suitable for older students. Also available as an MP3 download.

Creator

  • The Clear Vision Trust

Publisher

  • The Clear Vision Trust

DVD: Buddhism for KS2 (8-11 years)

A DVD with four 20-minute programmes introducing the main Buddhist beliefs in a way that is stimulating, fun and relevant to children in the modern world. 62-page comprehensive teacher's handbook included.

Creator

  • The Clear Vision Trust

Publisher

  • The Clear Vision Trust

DVD: Buddhism Today: Buddhists in Britain respond to ethical issues (14-16 years +)

Senior Buddhist men and women from five UK traditions respond to challenging ethical issues in the light of their Buddhist beliefs.

Creator

  • The Clear Vision Trust

Publisher

  • The Clear Vision Trust

DVD: Buddhist Centre in the City: A tour of the Manchester Buddhist Centre (8-12 years)

A 29-minute tour of one of the many Buddhist places of worship in Britain today: a beautifully converted warehouse in the centre of Manchester.
Footage of a real school visit is intercut with interviews and clips of worship, meditation, domestic life and work in the centre's cafe and health centre, allowing a view of people and activities not usually accessible to them on weekday visits.

Creator

  • The Clear Vision Trust

Publisher

  • The Clear Vision Trust

DVD: Buddhist Pilgrimage: An Indian Spiritual Journey (8-14 years)

DVD: A group of Manchester Buddhists visits seven pilgrimage sites associated with the life of the Buddha, including Bodhgaya, where he gained Enlightenment.

Creator

  • The Clear Vision Trust

Publisher

  • The Clear Vision Trust

DVD: Living Buddhism for KS3 (12-14 years)

Four 25-minute programmes and ten PowerPoint presentations introduce pupils to the key teachings of Buddhism and their expression in the lives of western and eastern Buddhists.

Creator

  • The Clear Vision Trust

Publisher

  • The Clear Vision Trust

Languages

  • German

Online interactive resource: The Life of the Buddha interactive (8-14 years)

Online interactive materials. Each of seven sections includes cartoon-illustrated video retelling a key story in the Buddha's life, or explaining the symbolism of the Buddha image; questions,games, activities, information and detailed teacher's notes. Pupils' answers can be marked online.

Creator

  • The Clear Vision Trust

Publisher

  • The Clear Vision Trust
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