Transforming World ideas

Equality Friendships and People important (not profit) so we are all truly connected Happy Contented Reasonable Health Clean Green spaces/areas for nature Smaller gap between rich and poor Tolerant Fair – including participation for vulnerable/disadvantaged groups More selfless and co-operative Where things are done for ‘good’ not just money, land etc. The preciousness of human life is recognised as of infinite value over profit A dilution of only acknowledging success based on material, financial, power gain and intellectual achievements Emotional, communal, individual and creative achievements to be equally acknowledged Children are educated in a life enhancing way, developing curiosity, empathy, joy, not being turned out as cogs in the system Oceans full of seabirds Solidarity – friendship Prosperity Enough food for us all, so that no-one goes hungry Greener and simpler living for all equally Resources used in a way that doesn’t cause harm to others, the planet and future generations A world of children who can live without fear, with joy and freedom to play A secure and safe place to live, free from threat…for everybody A global reconnection (particularly in Westernised society) with the inevitable and very precious process of birth, life and death. Along with the wonders each stage can bring. Freedom Justice A vision of happiness that doesn’t depend on consuming and that gives back to the earth Abundant Love for all life and this beautiful planet leading to less waste and veganism and respect and peace Clean air, clean water Less people (without catastrophe), more trees Societies arranged to support interconnection, overcome loneliness Should be truthful Love and compassion, empathy towards each other Searching... Read more

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... Read more

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.... Read more

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... Read more

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