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Exploring Buddhist Practice Day Retreat

On Saturday 8th December 10am til 4pm With Uddyotani, Samanartha and Hridayavaca At Triratna Leeds Buddhist Centre This is a day retreat for people who have completed an Introductory course or similar program with the Triratna Buddhist Community, who are familiar with the meditation practices we teach and who haven’t yet had the opportunity to study in a group. With meditation, discussion, study and ritual through the day, it’s a chance to explore together with others who want to deeper their practice and understanding of Buddhism. We intend in the new year to offer people the opportunity to join a new study group, and we hope this day will help us get a sense of who might be interested. If you’d like to come on the day please email us at enquiries@leedsbuddhistcentre.org or sign up on the noticeboard. This event is run on Dana with a suggested donation of £20-£40. Please bring vegan/vegi food to... Read more

Celebrating Sangharakshita’s Life and Commemorating his Death

                          Dear sangha friends Last week we learned of the death of our teacher Sangharakshita on Tuesday 30thOctober. It has been a sad week as we take in the loss and grief felt by members of the Triratna community throughout the world, and as we appreciate what we have been given. This Thursdays Sangha night, the 8th November, we will celebrate Sangharakshita’s life, his teachings and the Triratna Buddhist Community that he established. We will take time to reflect on all we have been given as a result of his work and inspiration including our connection with the Dharma and our sangha here in Leeds. Please join us for an evening of gratitude and remembrance. There will be a meditation followed by a short talk and the opportunity to offer your own thoughts and recollections, bringing Sangharakshita to mind and reflecting on how his teachings have affected us. If you are not able to attend but would like to send in your thoughts to share you can email these to Uddyotani at the Centre. Sangharakshita’s vigil and funeral There is a vigil taking place at Adhisthana through the week and the opportunity for anyone go and view Bhante’s body. We don’t have any plans to go as a group from the Leeds Centre but individuals are welcome to go by themselves and full details can be found here https://thebuddhistcentre.com/viewing-bhantes-body. The funeral is to take place on Saturday 10th October between 12.30 and 4pm at Adhisthana. Everyone is welcome and some of us from Leeds are going to pay our respects. For anyone wanting... Read more

Puja for Sangharakshita

                          With great sadness we inform you of the passing away of Urgyen Sangharakshita, today, 30th October 2018, at approximately 10 am in Hereford Hospital. He had been diagnosed with pneumonia and this morning the consultant said that he also had sepsis, from which recovery was not possible. Please join with us as we direct our metta towards Bhante, recollecting his wonderful qualities and remembering with gratitude all that he has given to so many of us. This is a link to the memorial space: https://thebuddhistcentre.com/sangharakshita Puja for Sangharakshita Tuesday 30th October from 9.15pm at Leeds Buddhist Centre Everybody is welcome this evening to attend a Puja for Sangharakshita. Please arrive at 9pm for a 9.15pm start or attend the Newcomers’ class that starts at 7pm and stay through. Giles and Billy will lead the Puja. We have fresh flowers on the... Read more

Rijumitra Weekend

Rijumitra has been an order member since 1996. He lives and teaches at Vajraloka Retreat Centre in Wales and has done since 2005, prior to which he was Chairman here in Leeds. We are delighted he is leading a non-residential weekend retreat at Leeds Buddhist Centre in October.   Embodiment and Metta Saturday 20th October During the day we will explore the Metta Bhavana Practice looking at the Buddha’s original teachings and the importance of engaging the body. The Bodhi Heart Sunday 21st October   During the day we will engage with the Karuna Bhavana and through an engagement with the body move into the Tonglen... Read more

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:... Read more