Address: Manchester Zen Dojo, Mill Street Venture Centre, 491 Mill Street, Manchester, M11 2AD

Bus, take 219 from Fairfield St., alongside Piccadilly Train Station. Alight at Alan Turing Way (stop opposite ‘SEAMARK’ building).

Train, from Piccadilly Station to Ashburys Station.

Metrolink (direction Ashton-under-Lyne) alight at Velopark (then 10 – 15 min walk)

There is a car park in the central courtyard (entrance on Herne St.). Entrance to the building can be gained from the car park (press ‘Zen’ button) or on Fastnet St.  (press’ Zen’ button). Please note that there may sometimes be a delay in answering the door due to the distance from our room to both these entrances. So please be patient.

The Manchester Dojo hosts a Zazen Day on (or near) the first Saturday of each month. Check the Events Calendar for dates.
Start Time: 0730 prompt. This day may feature rakasu/kesa sewing if required, by pre-arrangement. Contact the Dojo for more information.

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Announcements and Events

  • There is a Zazen Day on or near the first Saturday of each month – Zazen starts at 07.30 prompt (the day may feature rakasu/ kesa sewing if required, by pre-arrangement)
  • Zazen Day dates 2019: 5th January, 2nd February, 9th March, 6th April, 4th May, 8th June, 6th July, 3rd August, 7th September, 5th October, 9th November, 7th December
  • After Yuko Howes visited our Dojo she made a video
  • See also an interview with Japanese Master Kishigami by Yuko Howes during his visit to the Manchester Zen Dojo, also available on youtube at,
  • The Videos on Youtube are subtitled


Tuesday – 19.30 (arrive by 19.15)
Thursday – 07.00 (arrive by 06.45)
Friday – 07.00 (arrive by 06.45)

Saturday – 09.30 (arrive by 09.15)
Sunday – 10.00 (arrive by 09.45)
Introductions to the practice – Tues – 19.10, Sat – 09.10, Sun – 09.40


Suggested donation of £3/£2 is welcome towards the cost of the rent / council tax

Contact Information

Group Responsibles: Alan Smith
Phone Alan on 0161 231 2040 or text to 0775 260 3575

Send an e-mail to the Manchester Zen Dojo