Following the Buddha’s Footsteps – A Spiritual Journey in India

Thursday 3rd May 7.00 pm to 9.15 pm At Leeds Buddhist Centre In late January this year Shakyapada travelled to India and spent two weeks with other Order Members at Bodh Gaya – the place of the Buddha’s Enlightenment – and then another week travelling around all the significant places in the Buddha’s life – Lumbini where he was born, The Deer Park at Sarnath where he first taught, Kusingara where he reached his Parinirvana and many other familiar sounding locations. It was, she says, a transformative journey for her and many others, and on this Thursday evening she will talk about the experience and show some videos and images to give a flavour of the friendship, fun, joy and depth of practice that arose on her journey. All are... Read more

Day Retreat – The River of Awakening

Sunday 13th May, 10am to 4pm The Buddha often used rain, rivers and the ocean as similes for aspects of the spiritual life; just as a river flows naturally, so our practice can flow towards enlightenment. We will be using meditation, myth, study and ritual to explore this. We will be looking at the Upanissa Sutta (Samyutta Nikaya 12.23) and others. Bring vegan or vegetarian food to share. Doors open... Read more