About Us

Leeds Buddhist Centre is a group of friends exploring mindfulness, meditation, bodywork and Buddhist teachings. Cultivating clarity, calmness, sensitivity and kindness.

We run weekly drop-in sessions for newcomers and weekly sangha nights for regulars, plus meditation drop-ins and other events. Click the link for more information.

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The centre is part of the Triratna Buddhist Community. We are a new tradition, drawing from different Buddhist traditions and presenting the Buddha’s teachings in a way that is accessible to many of us in the west.

Please browse our pages or, if you prefer, you can look at our calendar of classes, retreats and events.

 

 

 

Latest News

Dharma Day Retreat

Saturday 28th July  10am to 4pm A day retreat reflecting on and celebrating the Buddha’s first teaching, after his Enlightenment, in the Deer Park at Sarnath. The First Turning of the Wheel of the Dharma. Everyone with a regular meditation practice is welcome. Please bring veggie /vegan food to share for...

Vajragupta – Thursday 14th June at 7pm

 Special Guest – Vajragupta – Talking about his new book Vajragupta – author of “Sailing The Worldly Winds” – is our special guest, here to talk about his new book – “Wild Awake, Alone, Offline, & Aware in Nature” – and his wide experience of solitary retreats amongst the natural world. “I had not met or interacted with a human being for weeks. I had just spent the night alone on a cloud-shrouded mountain. And now a fox and I looked intently at each other.…” Vajragupta is ordained within the Triratna Buddhist movement, and the author of a couple of  bestsellers. “Sailing the Worldly Winds” and “Buddhism: Tools for Living Your Life” provide clear introductions and guidance to incorporating meditation and Buddhist practices into daily life. Vajragupta also wrote The Triratna Story, which provides perspectives on the Triratna Buddhist movement from its beginnings in the 1970s to the modern day....

Buddha Day Retreat and evening Puja

Sunday 27th May 10.00am to 4.00pm, Puja at 7.00pm Join us for the whole day or parts of it to celebrate Buddha Day (Wesak), commemorating the Buddha’s enlightenment. There will be a day of quiet practice and meditation honouring and recalling the Buddha’s Awakening from 10am to 4pm. Please bring veggie/vegan food to share for lunchtime. Then there will be a special Puja in the evening from 7.00pm and we will be eating together from 6.00pm. Please bring veggie/vegan food to share. Everyone familiar with our meditation practice is...