About Us

 

Leeds Buddhist Centre is a community of friends exploring the Buddhist Path, including mindfulness, meditation, bodywork and Buddhist teachings, cultivating clarity, kindness, energy, sensitivity, and calmness.

We run weekly drop-in sessions for newcomers and weekly sangha nights for regulars, plus meditation drop-ins and other events, including day retreats. Click the link for more information.

Keep up to date with what is happening by joining our mailing list (complete the box at the bottom of the page).

The centre is part of the Triratna Buddhist Community. We are a new tradition, drawing from different Buddhist traditions and presenting the Buddha’s teachings in a way that is accessible to many of us in the west.

Please browse our pages or, if you prefer, you can look at our calendar of classes, retreats and events.

 

 

Latest News

Buddhist Action Month

June is Buddhist Action Month – BAM!! This years theme is Climate Action – Personal Action. More information on BAM is available on our BAM page and in the 2019 BAM Handbook. BAM activities at Leeds Buddhist Centre are on the calendar page and will be in the Dharma Diary, commencing with a non-residential weekend Saturday 1st June to Sunday 2nd June, come along to certain events or the whole...

Buddha Day

Day retreat Saturday 18th May 10am to 4pm Join us on Saturday for a day retreat to celebrate Buddha Day (Wesak). This important festival celebrates the enlightenment of the Buddha on the full moon in May. We shall celebrate together with meditation, some story telling and ritual practice. Please bring vegan/vegi food for a shared lunch. This day retreat is open to...

Sangha Weekend Retreat

          from 6pm Friday 12th April to 4pm Sunday 14th April 2019 The Leeds Buddhist Centre Sangha Retreat is held twice each year. This spring we’re going to the Beamsley Project again which is in a quiet rural location, near Bolton Abbey in Wharfedale. It’s a chance to practice with old friends and to make new friends. The programme includes meditation, workshops and ritual, and there is also time to enjoy the beautiful surroundings. Where physically possible all retreatants are asked to help out with cooking and washing-up etc. All meals are vegan and sleeping accommodation is provided (shared rooms, but if you need a single room for medical reasons, please ask). Please bring your own towels and toiletries. All bed linen is provided. Everyone who is familiar with our meditation practices is welcome, and in fact, this is a perfect weekend for those who have not been on retreat before. It is friendly, easy going and fun – with lots of meditation and Dharma practice. TO BOOK: Please complete a form and enclose a non-returnable deposit of £75 to cover the basic costs. N.B. Early booking is essential as the retreat is often oversubscribed. The Mandala of Generosity The balance is payable on the retreat itself (by cash or cheque): Our aim is to inspire a culture of generosity in the way we share Buddhist Teachings so, once the deposit has been paid, it is up to you how much more you pay. We suggest an additional donation (over and above the deposit) of between £15 and £65. We leave the exact amount for you to decide, depending on your...