16 June2007, Fo Guang Shan Temple
540, Stretford Road, Old Trafford, Manchester M16 9AFOrganised by Manchester University Buddhist Society
The participants to the conference shall include (but not limited to) monks and lay members of the following Buddhist centres and groups in Greater Manchester.
Saraniya Dhamma Meditation Centre : affiliated to Mahasi Dhamma Fellowship
Wat Chareon Bhavana : affiliated to Dhammakaya Foundation
The Manchester Centre for Buddhist Meditation : Affiliated to Samatha Trust
Vairochana Buddhist Centre : affiliated to New Kadampa Tradition
Manchester Buddhist Centre : Affiliated to Friends of Western Buddhist Order
Rochdale Zen Retreat : Affiliated to Order of Buddhist Contemplatives
Manchester Zen Dojo : Affiliated to International Zen Association UK
Kagyu Ling Buddhist Centre : Affiliated to Dechen Dharma Fellowship
Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Temple : Affiliated to Fo Guang Shan Monastery
Hadfield Buddhist sitting group
Manchester Zen Group/ Chorlton Kwanumenen Zen Centre, affiliated to International Kwan Um school of Zen founded by Master Seung Sahn
Manchester Chan Group : affiliated to Western Chan Fellowship
Khandro Ling, Macclesfield
Other Buddhist groups located in Greater Manchester (including those that do not have permanant centres)
You can see the contact details of the centres here.
We will also be inviting interested students and academics from the universities. Anyone else interested is also welcome to participate, provided they email the registration details (see the registration link) to us within the deadline (1 June).Please note: This conference has a very local flavour, and the primary aim is to bring together monks and also lay people from different Buddhist traditions in greater Manchester. Last year, we got a number of enquiries about attending this conference from venerables in other countries. Please note that this one-day conference might not be relevant to them to come to Manchester, or worth their time, effort or resources. Also, we regret to inform you that we are unable to provide any organisational help such as invitation letter or accomodation. However, if anyone is already in or around Manchester during the time of the conference, and can make the venue on their own expense, they are most welcome to register and attend the conference.