Nottingham Buddhist Centre

The Buddha lived 2,500 years ago in India and taught love, generosity and awareness. The Nottingham Buddhist Centre is dedicated to the spread of the Buddha's message in a way that is relevant to us here and now, yet remains faithful to the essentials of the Buddhist Tradition.

For those new to the centre, we have a weekly meditation class, suitable for beginners. For those with some experience of meditation we run Buddhism and meditation courses several times a year for those who want to learn something of the Buddha's message.

The Centre is located in the lace market district of Nottingham city centre. We have Nottingham's best-stocked Buddhist bookshop, which sells books on most Buddhist topics, cards, postcards and incense and some CD's.

The centre is run by a small team from the Western Buddhist Order, assisted by those who attend the centre regularly. It is affiliated to the Friends of the Western Buddhist Centre (FWBO), a Buddhist movement founded by Sangharakshita.

Venue Type:

Sacred space

Opening hours

Mon, Tues 10.30-13.00

Closed: Wed - Sun

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Educational Visits and Resources from Nottingham Buddhist Centre

At the Centre we are happy to provide support for teachers who are teaching Buddhism as part of the National Curriculum. We host visits to the Centre, and can arrange a programme suitable for children of all ages. We are also able to visit you to help with school assemblies and to provide input in classes.
We have resources on Buddhist symbols, the life of the Buddha and various stories from the Buddhist Tradition. Our activities are designed to involve the children and the classes have follow-on activities built in.

How to obtain

For more information and to make a booking please call 0115 956 1008 or email

Meditation for Teachers

We run stress-management events for teachers as part of their in-service training, at which we give guidance on how to use a simple meditation practice to cope with stress and a busy life. These sessions can be done in your school or at the Buddhist Centre.

How to obtain

For more information and to make a booking please call 0115 956 1008 or email

Nottingham Buddhist Centre
9 St Mary's Place




0115 956 1008

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