Global Climate Strike

Global Climate Strike On Friday 20th September From 11am At Millenium Square, Leeds We would like to invite you to join us on Friday 20th September for the Global Climate Strike taking place in Millenium Square from 11am. There will be a march starting at 12.15pm. Come for the whole event or just a part of it. We shall meet to the right of the steps outside Leeds City Museum and hope to have a Buddhists for Climate Action banner. This is not a Leeds Buddhist Centre event but members of the sangha are going and you are most welcome to join us. Young people from around the world have been striking in significantly increasing numbers over the last year and have called for people of all ages to join in this month’s action. More details about this can be found at https://www.campaigncc.org/climate_strike_20_september Dharma Action Network for Climate Engagement (DANCE) is a space for connecting to explore the breadth of possible Dharma responses to climate change and related issues. More details can be found at http://www.thedancewebsite.org/ If you have any questions or would like any further information please contact Beth on... Read more

Course for Newcomers, starts on 17th September

Join us for an 8-week exploration of the Buddhist Path. It’s based on the book by Maitreyabandhu, ‘The Journey and the Guide’. The course will run on Tuesday evenings, starting on 17th September, from 7pm-915pm: doors open from 6.30pm. The course is open to everybody, and no previous experience is needed. People with previous experience will also find it valuable. You can join on any week. There is no need to book. Just come along! More details are shown under Buddhism – Evening... Read more

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... Read more

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... Read more

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... Read more