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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

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... Read more

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... 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