Courses for Newcomers

Think. Act. Live: Exploring how Buddhist Practice can enrich our lives

Tuesday evenings, 7pm – 9pm, five weeks
Starts 2nd May 2023, last class 30th May
at Leeds Buddhist Centre, Beech House, Troy Road, Horsforth, Leeds LS18 5NQ. (Near Horsforth train station)

In person.  Booking required: email us now to reserve your place at

On this course we’ll explore how practising Buddhism can enrich our lives, by exploring some Buddhist practices together: it’s a practical course.

This five-week course is for people who are new to Buddhism and meditation, and also for Buddhists who are new to the worldwide Triratna Buddhist Community.

On the course we’ll explore the Three Jewels (or Treasures) of Buddhism: 1. the Buddha; 2. the teachings and practices, the way to Enlightenment; and 3. the community of people who are practising the Buddhist path in their everyday lives. In doing so, we will practise three Buddhist meditations, and we’ll explore how living in line with the Three Jewels of Buddhism can help us find meaning and purpose.

This course will be in-person, and we’ll have a tea break in the middle of each class.

We’d like you to come every week, and we recommend you do some activities at home in between the classes to get the most benefit. If you know you will miss more than one week of this course, we suggest you join a future course instead.

At each class we will invite donations to cover costs and to keep the Buddhist Centre open for other people in the future.

To book your place, email us at Please put Newcomers Course in the title. We will send you joining information.

Led by Hridayavaca and team.
This lovely image is from Pixabay, by Stefan Schweihofer

Evening classes for regular meditators – in person and online

Friends Night Regular Practice Evening

Open to everyone who is familiar with the Mindfulness of Breathing and the Metta Bhavana meditations, this class offers a chance to meditate with others, receive ideas and share ways of deepening our understanding and practice of Buddhism and meditation. Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult (both in person and online).

This class is currently held on Thursday evenings 7.00pm – 9.15pm. Arrive from 645pm.

Please sign up to our newsletter to receive information about how to join us in person or online. The online link will open from 6.45pm for a 7pm start.

There remains risk from COVID-19 to participants and those who may come into contact with them. As an expression of the First Precept we undertake, we will conduct Sangha Nights in a way that reduces risk of harm to participants and others. Please read this pdf document of our COVID-19 precautions. We ask that people do not come if they have any COVID, flu or cold symptoms.

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