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with David Midgely and Unjyn Park

Thursdays, 31 Jan to 21 March, 18:30-20:00

Who was the Buddha, and why might his teachings be of interest and relevant to us today?

Gautama Buddha lived more than two and a half thousand years ago, yet his personality and teachings still resonate with millions of people around the world, including a growing number of serious-minded people in the West.  In this eight week course, we will explore the universal message of these teachings, and their relevance to the issues and challenges of life in the contemporary world.

The course will examine what we know of the Buddha’s actual life and original teachings, and how these were developed in different Buddhist traditions, with an emphasis on how these ideas can help us to live a more constructive, harmonious and satisfying life in today’s world

Suitable for all, whether intending to make a commitment to the Buddhist path or not.

Suggested donation £6.

Classes are offered freely at Jamyang Buddhist Centre Leeds so as many people as possible can benefit. We do not get grants and all donations go towards the cost of running the Centre. You can donate at the start of a class or online by clicking the link on the right.

Course Teachers

David Midgley studied philosophy at Manchester, Oxford and York in the 1970’s, met with Tibetan Buddhism in 1980 and began teaching Buddhism in 1995, under the guidance of Geshe Tashi Tsering.  In 1996 he founded Jamyang Buddhist Centre Leeds, and has since served as Director, Assistant Director and Trustee of the Centre, in addition to regular teaching commitments.

Unjyn Park studied Buddhism and Hinduism in Korea and India, and Transpersonal Psychology in the UK. She has taught Buddhism and Tibetan language at university level and at Jamyang Buddhist Centre Leeds, where she has been serving the Centre as a trustee for the last year.