Jamyang Buddhist Centre Leeds was founded in 1996 under the spiritual direction of Lama Zopa Rinpoche. As a non-residential centre run by volunteers and two staff, 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.