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

Meditate and connect – online classes

Please sign up to our newsletter to receive details about how to join us online. Newsletter sign-up Sangha night continues online on Thursdays, with meditation, talks and discussion.  Set up from 6.30 pm, we start at 7 pm, have a short break around 8 pm and finish by 9.15 pm. All are welcome, although if you are completely new to meditation you might like to try our Wednesday lunchtime sessions first. No need to book, just follow the instructions in our email newsletter to set up zoom. Led meditation online on Wednesday lunchtimes. Set up from 12.30, we start at 12.45 and finish at 1.30pm. Suitable for beginners and regulars. No need to book, just follow the instructions in our email newsletter to set up zoom. We are committed to offering events and classes on a donation basis. Please join this culture of generosity and give what you can so that you and others can continue to practice with us next week, next month and next year. You can find details about how to set up standing orders/gift aid declarations and make one-off bank transfers here.   We are currently arranging easier ways to donate via the website. You might also like to explore the Dharma Toolkit for Uncertain Times, with weekday unled meditation, podcasts and home retreat...

Closure of Leeds Buddhist Centre premises

Dear friends With great regret we have decided to close Leeds Buddhist Centre premises to the public for a while to help reduce the spread of the coronavirus outbreak in view of the government’s guidance. It’s likely that the Buddhist Centre premises will be closed for several weeks. What this means is that from today, Wednesday 18th March, classes are cancelled including Wednesday lunchtime meditation, Friends night on Thursdays and the Saturday day retreat We want to find ways we can stay connected with each other and as a sangha through this time. We are planning to offer some online activities during the closure, and we will send you more information about these through the Dharma Diary email, on the Centre website and Facebook pages.  ...

Day Retreat on 21st March: Introducing Buddhist Practice

Join us for a day retreat on Saturday 21st March, 10.00am to 4.30pm. We will explore some of the main Buddhist Practices which we do in Triratna: meditation, study, chanting, retreat. Everybody is welcome. No previous experience is needed. There’s no need to book. Please bring vegetarian or vegan food to share for lunch. We will invite donations to keep the Buddhist Centre open for other people. We look forward to seeing you. You can read more details on our Events...