About

Jamyang Buddhist Centre Leeds

Jamyang Buddhist Centre Leeds was founded in 1996 under the spiritual direction of Lama Zopa Rinpoche. Our core aims are to promote wellbeing and meditation, in line with Buddhist principles, and to preserve the Buddhist Mahayana tradition, throughout the North of England and further afield.

As well as being an active community wellbeing hub, our centre in Holbeck, South Leeds, provides a peaceful place for meditation and a community of support for the study and practice of Buddhism and Wellbeing. We work with a number of local partners to promote wellbeing and mindfulness.

We offer weekly meditation classes, suitable for both beginners and people with meditation experience, and we run a dynamic programme of courses, talks and events. We run residential retreats three times a year and regular weekend group practice sessions, where we try to work more deeply on meditation techniques. Everyone’s welcome to attend the classes and courses in our spiritual and wellbeing programmes.

We honour the work of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and we 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 highly respected Buddhist teachers, both lay and ordained, from the FPMT network. As a registered charity, our aim is to make events available to anyone. While the majority of our students live in Leeds, Yorkshire and the North of England, we have students who travel to us from all over the UK. We also live stream and record events that we share on our YouTube channel.

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