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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

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