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

International Urban Retreat

turning arrows into flowers An international practice week including Triratna Centres and groups worldwide Imagine: the Buddha on the cusp of Enlightenment, Mara attacks him with all he’s got …… but the Buddha does not react with anger, hatred, defensiveness  but instead sits in complete peace and openness: the arrows, abuse & weapons hurled at him drift down around him as soft and harmless flower petals. This is our practice, to turn towards whatever the challenge is with openness, interest and kind awareness For more information and resources for practice visit:...

Newcomers’ Class

Life with Full Attention Tuesday Evening Starts at 7.00 p.m. Finishes 9.15 p.m. New program commences Tuesday 11th September Join us for an 8-week exploration of mindfulness for people exploring Buddhism. It’s based on the book by Maitreyabandhu, Life with Full Attention. On the course we’ll explore different aspects of mindfulness such as awareness of the body, feelings, thoughts, and the environment using different practices. The course is suitable for newcomers and for people already practising Buddhism or mindfulness. You are welcome to come whenever you can. You will gain more, the more classes you come to. Cost: These classes are run on a drop-in basis and there is no charge. However the centre relies on the generosity of the people who use it. If you can, please help us to make mindfulness, meditation and Buddhism available to everyone by putting a donation in the dana bowl or by taking out a regular standing order to support the centre. Booking: No need to book – just turn up on the evening by 7.00...

Welcome Hridayavaca

Welcome Hridayavaca At Leeds Buddhist Centre On Thursday 9th August From 7pm to 9.15pm Join us this Thursday when we have the great pleasure of celebrating the arrival of Hridayavaca (formerly John), back from his four month ordination retreat at Guhyaloka in...