About

Jamyang Buddhist Centre Leeds is now 22 years old. For the last eight years it has operated out of a city centre location, and has grown into a thriving community. Hundreds of people regularly attend our events, and we have regular distinguished teachers from all around the world, including visits from Lamas. 

Currently:

The Centre currently offers a range of services:

  • Buddhist teachings and practices

  • Retreats

  • Secular teachings and practices (compatible with its charitable aims)

  • Chaplaincy service to Leeds NHS Teaching Hospital Trust

  • School & University visits

  • Informal social gatherings

At present it is running at the capacity of its premises, and would like to expand.

What we would like to achieve:

The aims of the Centre are:

  • To continue developing and expanding the Buddhist teachings and practices, and to increase attendance year on year by 20%

  • To continue delivering successful retreats, and expand these where possible

  • To expand the secular teachings and practices into new areas, such as courses on mindfulness for businesses, aiming to at least double these

  • To introduce more wellbeing activities that complement the Centre’s core activities, such as Yoga

  • Provide more space for outreach activities such as school or university visits

  • To continue to improve the social activities

In order to achieve these, the Centre wishes to have premises that:

  • Allows for larger gatherings for Buddhist activities

  • Has one or more separate neutral spaces for other activities, that can also be let out to appropriate third parties

  • Has a shop and cafe area that is open to the general public for part of the day

  • Can provide accommodation that can be used for visiting teachers and for live-in volunteers

The ideal would be a city centre location not far from its current location. If that is not feasible, we will look for a location as near to the city centre as possible. We want our Centre to be accessible to everyone.