Welcome to the Liverpool Buddhist Centre

3007vajrasa4webpage150711The Liverpool Buddhist Centre provides teaching for those who want to try Meditation and who want be introduced to the central teachings and practices of Buddhism. There are also opportunities to take these practices to a deeper level and establish more regular and sustained Buddhist Practice. In the courses we introduce the central Buddhist teachings and practices. These teachings can make a significant difference to ones life. The courses are open to all of whatever faith or belief. Or those with no religious faith or belief at all.

We are based at 66 Rodney Street where we have a weekly Sangha evening for those with some experience of Meditation and Buddhism. We run regular courses throughout the year .

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The Liverpool Buddhist Centre is part of the Triratna Buddhist Community ( formerly the FWBO). It is an international Buddhist movement which began in the 1960's in England. It was established by an Englishman Sangharakshita who at that time was a Buddhist monk of over 20 years experience. The movement has since spread to many other countries in Europe, the Americas, to India , Australia and New Zealand.

Future Events

Autumn Meditation courses, Drop in Classes and Sangha Evening

 Our new series of Drop In classes will start on Thursday Evening at 7.00pm on the 25 September 2014.This will run through to end of the year.  The Drop in class will introduce Meditation and Buddhist teachings suitable for beginners as well as those with some experience .

The first half of the evening 7pm-8.15pm will be devoted to Meditation and the second half 8.30pm-9.15pm to Buddhist teachings. There will be no need to book.

Each evening will present a different aspect of Buddhist teaching. We have a suggested donation of £7 waged/ £5 unwaged for each evening. The Drop-in class is open to any one interested in meditation or Buddhism.

New 6 week Meditation Course starting Wednesday 8 October 2014 7pm to 9.15pm.

Meditation helps us to develop mindfulness and positivity.

In the short term it helps us to become calmer; to concentrate better and to be kinder to ourselves and others.

In the long term, meditation can bring about a transformation in our outlook on life and lead to deeper contentment.

Three kinds of meditation will be taught:

Mindfulness of Breathing

Metta Bhavana – a loving kindness meditation

Body awareness meditation

 Mindfulness meditation is a way of keeping our focus on the present moment and becoming aware of the flow of life. It is a deeply enriching experience.

For this course the training team will be Sumnadipa, Kerry and Mary. They are all experienced meditators with  backgrounds in psychotherapy and counselling.

There is no need to bring anything – just wear comfortable clothes

Cost: £60 (or £30 for low wage earners) for 6 week course

Contact :

Buddhashanti Tel: 0161 281 2291 e-mail: Buddhashanti@supanet.com

or Sumnadipa Tel: 0151 424 8748 e-mail: Sumnadipa@gmail.com


 Please note that this is a donation. Please pay what you can afford.

Sangha evening

Our weekly Sangha evenings continue on each Tuesday. These are devoted to meditation and Buddhist teachings for those with more experience.These evenings start at 7pm and finishing at 9.30pm.

Our new theme will be announced in the next few weeks

This theme will run until the end of the year.

The Sangha evening is suitable for those with some experience of meditation and Buddhism. Please contact Buddhashanti  if you wish to attend the Sangha evening.

Please contact Buddhashanti@supanet.com to book for these events.

tel. 0161281 2291

m. 07501 364 428

Please note that our suggested donations are flexible. Please pay what you can afford . Do not let cost prevent you coming.

Liverpool Sangha Retreat

We are having our Sangha Retreat in the Yorkshire Dales at 'Daleslodge' near Grassington.

This is a lovely opportunity to practice the dharma together through meditation, discussion and friendship in just being together.

The weekend starts at 6.00pm Friday 26 October and finishes Sunday 28 October at 2.30 pm

Transport will be by shared cars.

The suggested donation for the weekend is £80-£110. This includes accommodation in two bed shared rooms and food. Please bring sleeping bags.

The weekend is booking up. The deposit is £20.00

The retreat will be led by Buddhashanti and Sumnadipa


 Ratnasambhava and Abundance Day at the Liverpool Buddhist centre

Saturday 18 October 10.30pm-4.00pm

We will be celebrating the time of the year of autumn and harvests through the Buddha Ratnasambhava- the jewel born one- who symbolises generosity and abundance.

We will do this through meditation, ritual and giving; bring any fruits, produce, jams, preserves and other items which you have made and donate them to the sangha.

This is a fundraising event so please give what you can to the centre.


The day will be led by Buddhashanti and Sumnadipa


All our events take place at our centre at 66 Rodney Street in the centre of Liverpool.