Jamyang Buddhist and Meditation Centre Leeds

Jamyang Buddhist Centre Leeds was founded in 1996 under the spiritual direction of Lama Zopa Rinpoche.  Based in the heart of the city, our aim is to provide a peaceful place for meditation and a community of support for the study and practice of Buddhism. We honour the work of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and are affiliated to the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT) which is part of the Gelugpa tradition of Tibetan Buddhism.

We regularly host Geshe Tashi Tsering, the resident teacher at Jamyang Buddhist Centre in London, and other highly respected Buddhist teachers - both lay and ordained from the FPMT network.  As a registered charity, our aim is to make teachings available to anyone who requests them.  The geographical area we serve is mainly northern England but some students travel to us from all over the UK.  

We offer
weekly meditation classes, suitable both for beginners and those with meditation experience, as well as a dynamic programme of courses. We run residential retreats twice a year and on some weekends there are group practice sessions where we try to work more deeply on purification techniques.  Everyone is welcome to attend our classes and courses.  The building has a small lift for easier access. 

A note about our name: Jamyang is the Tibetan name for the wisdom aspect of the enlightened mind.  Another translation of the word is Gentle Voice.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche

                                   Image: Lama Zopa Rinpoche



Building A Community

JBCL has been providing an oasis in the city of Leeds for 20 years - offering classes of meditation, mindfulness, buddhist philosophy, as well as visits by many great teachers from all over the world. At a recent strategy meeting it was decided by the community that now was the right time to look for our own premises - still in the city centre. And to achieve that - we've launched our "Building a Community" campaign.

Our Vision
To find a permanent home for Jamyang Leeds in the city centre, securing and nourishing a space for Buddhism in the community for generations to come!

Find out more from the following links:
watch our new video about the campaign
view a slide show made at JBCL as part of the 20th birthday party
view and download our campaign posters.

We've just created this video to help with our vision - click here to see on YouTube.


As part of our 20th Birthday Celebration, this slide-show was made to explain the vision.