What is Buddhism?

Buddhism is a means to individual and social transformation. The word ‘Buddha’ means ‘one who is awake’ – in the sense of having woken up to reality.

Buddhists believe everybody has this potential for Enlightenment and that, if we wish, we can use the principles and practices of Buddhism to begin on the path of personal growth and spiritual development leading to greater awareness, integration and compassion.

We run regular newcomers’ courses which introduce both meditation and Buddhism. We also run day retreats and weekend retreats to suit both newcomers and those more experienced. For current information please see our Events Calendar, subscribe to our newsletter at the foot of this page or email: enquiries@leedsbuddhistcentre.org

Read more about Buddhism on the Triratna website.