Manchester Buddhist Conference 2007 

16 June2007, Fo Guang Shan Temple 

540, Stretford Road, Old Trafford, Manchester M16 9AF 

Organised by Manchester University Buddhist Society






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Conference summary


This is the website of the 2007 Manchester Buddhist Conference

The purpose of the conference is to bring together Buddhist groups of different traditions that are located in or around Greater Manchester.  

The website is still in preparation as the schedule and other details are being finalised. 

The last conference was organised on 5 August 2006, also in the Fo Guang Shan temple. It was attended by over 40 people, including 11 monastics, from different Buddhist temples and centres around Manchester. 

The 2006 Conference website can be accessed at

Map of venue 

A Google map to the conference venue can be seen at or

Handouts to participants

Conference handout (Draft version) :ScheduleLEAFLET.doc

Conference handout as a PDF file, (including abstracts of meditation sessions sent by the meditation teachers) print as a booklet by selecting the booklet option in printing options (if you have Adobe Acrobat 7 or 8)

A handout of Chris Ward's talk on the Buddhist Community: As Microsoft Word File and PDF file

A handout of Zen meditation Page 1 and Page 2 led by Alan Smith of IZAUK Manchester Zen Dojo

Manchester Buddhist News Blog

Dennis created a new blog for Manchester Buddhist centres to share news about Buddhist events happening. There will be one admin (by invitation) from every temple or centre or Buddhist group, who will be allowed to post any relevant news to this blog. 

Links from the conference discussions and questions:

Buddhism and ecology (Shared by Valerie Roebuck)

International Buddhist Relief Organisation (Shared by Aldo Eldi, Chairman) 

Network of Engaged Buddhists (Shared by Simon Child from Western Chan Fellowship and Manchester Chan Group) 

Angulimala Prison Chaplaincy (Shared by Simon Child from Western Chan Fellowship and Manchester Chan Group)

Discussion sessions topics:

1. Nibbana (Nirvana or enlightenment), proposed by Dr Cyril Tan

2. Manchester Buddhist Forum, proposed by Munisha

3. UK Buddhist Network, proposed by Chris Ward

4. Humanistic Buddhism, proposed by Venerable Chueh Ru

5. Engaged Buddhism, led by Oxana

Photos from the conference taken by different people

Photos taken by Raymond

Photos taken by Oxana on Facebook (Note: You need a Facebook ID, that can be created for free, to access these photos). The Facebook Group is "Manchester Buddhist Conference 2007"

Photos taken by Chandra

Conference recollections by different people

Contacts of various Buddhist temples/centres in Manchester