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.

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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.

 

 

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Heart and Mind Day Retreat

        Exploring Ritual and Devotion in Buddhist Practice What does ritual mean to you? Does it leave you inspired, connected, curious or just uncomfortable? This day of discussion, meditation and puja aims to help us find our own relationship with ritual and to deepen our practice together. Please bring vegan/vegi food for a shared lunch. This event is run on a dana basis. With Uddyotani and Giles At Leeds Buddhist Centre Date/Time Date(s) – 23/02/2019 10:00 am – 4:00...

Tejananda Weekend

                the gap, kleshas and simply being According to a fundamental teaching common to all schools of Buddhism, the cause of all our self-inflicted suffering is craving. And craving, both ‘for’ and ‘against’ the things that turn up in our lives, is the fundamental expression of ignorance. Craving, aversion and ignorance together are the principal kleshas, ‘disturbing emotions’ that afflict our mind and being and, by extension, our relations with others and the world. Yet, as Sangharakshita has observed, craving and the other kleshas are not inevitable – there is a ‘gap’ between our feelings, even strong ones, and reacting into kleshas. This is why awakening is possible. In this weekend of led meditation and inquiry, we’ll explore this ‘gap’, from which can emerge insightful meditative ways of working with our reactions. In this exploration, the perspective of direct experience and the body will be central. In a very direct sense, the gap is to be found in the body – the somaor living, energetic sensate quality of the body. And once ‘in the gap’, it’s possible that formless meditation or ‘simply being’ will also open out vistas of ‘the open dimension’ that hint at the ending of suffering and its cause. Please bring vegi/vegan food to for a shared lunch. The event is run on...

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...