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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

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

Day Retreat with Punyamala

Discussion   Meditation    Ritual Exploring Faith in the Three Jewels Dharmacarini Punyamala has been ordained for more than 30 years and has practised the Dharma in the context of bringing up a family. She has recently taken on the role of a Public Preceptor supporting women who have asked for Ordination. She is currently based in Sheffield. Please bring veggie/vegan food to share NO NEED TO BOOK—JUST TURN UP ON THE DAY Cost: This is a dana day — Donations welcome — suggested amount £25 Date/Time Date(s) – 22/04/2018 10:00 am – 4:00... Read more