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Summer Cafe

Pop in for a coffee at the centre during August!

We’ll be open every day Monday-Thursday 10am – 12:30pm from 31 July to 31 August (except Bank Holiday Monday on the 18th August). You’re welcome to bring the kids too!

Serving espresso, caffe latte, cappuccinos, hot chocolate as well as the usual varieties of teas and biscuits.

Summer Cafe2017-07-30T19:34:44+01:00

Buttercross Fundraising Stall Huge Success!

Buttercross Fundraising Stall Huge Success!

After a very unpromising wet start to the morning, we had a terrific day and raised over £230.

Thanks for all your donations, and thanks to Celia, Fiona, Karma, Kerry, Laurel and Tony who helped set up and man (woman!) the stall.

Inspired and encouraged by our success I am booking a stall at Otley Vintage Transport Extravaganza on Sunday 10th September, so once again I am asking for donations. Bric a brac, cds, dvds, computer games, books, quality clothing and rare items of extreme value are welcome!

Here is another opportunity to have a good clear-out. Please bring items into the centre, and I will collect from there.


Buttercross Fundraising Stall Huge Success!2017-07-25T12:57:52+01:00

Jamyang Leeds represented at European Meeting

JBCL Director Kerry Prest recently attended the FPMT European Regional Meeting in Switzerland, hosted by the FPMT group there, Gendun Drupa Centre. The meeting was for 2 days and discussed topics such as ways the different European centre communicate, a new wholesale initiative from the Netherlands, updates from Italian centre’s connections with a local university, as well as lovely mountains and Swiss cheese!

Jamyang Leeds represented at European Meeting2017-06-21T11:59:01+01:00

Major Donation for the New Building Campaign!

Some exciting news to share with you all…

  • The centre has been offered a kind and generous donation of up to £50,000 if we can raise that by the end of the calendar year in matched funding.

This means that any donation you make to the new building campaign between today and the end of the year is doubled!

The centre is planning a series of fundraising events this year, but we would welcome other people initiating their own fundraising events or activities.

  • For example: if every active member or friend raises or contributes to the raising of £1,000 each, then we’d make our target of £100,000 by the end of the year

You could organise a sponsored event such as a run or an auction. If you want to use the centre for an event, we’d be happy to help, just contact Kerry.

  • You can also use MyDonate to plan your fundraising event.

All our thanks go to the kind donor, especially for the enthusiasm we’re now using to find our new home. 

With love from Kerry and the team at Jamyang Leeds. 

Read about the campaign here

Donate to the campaign here and double your donation!


Major Donation for the New Building Campaign!2017-05-31T18:29:21+01:00

Harewood House Prayer Flag Blessings

We were at Harewood House this week, helping to replace the prayer flags. The Earl of Harewood is the patron of Jamyang Leeds and a friend of many years, and each year we perform this blessing ceremony there. In the Himalayan Gardens you’ll find this amazing stupa, built from local stone. Thanks to all who helped with the ceremony.

Harewood House Prayer Flag Blessings2017-05-10T10:23:42+01:00

New Management Team Meeting

Today we had the first meeting of our management team. On the first Wednesday of every month, the managers of the different areas of the centre will meet to keep in touch and make sure we’re providing the best possible service for you. In attendance were:

Ann Hughes: Bookshop Manager
Christine Hodgson: House Manager
Jonathan Eyre: Housekeeping team
Tim Smith: Librarian
Fern Pullen: New Volunteer! Administration
Jeannie Hay: eBay Shop Manager
Kerry Prest: Director

Thanks to all our amazing volunteers!

New Management Team Meeting2017-05-03T15:55:17+01:00

Ven. Robina Photos Uploaded

Back in March this year we had a weekend of teachings by the incredibly inspiring Ven. Robina Courtin, a nun of over 30 years and a very powerful speaker. We’ve just uploaded the photos from the event to our photo gallery: http://jamyangleeds.co.uk/ven-robina-2017/ Thanks to Craig Skeet for sharing his photos with us.

Read more about Ven. Robina here

Watch the teachings at Leeds on our YouTube channel here

Ven. Robina Photos Uploaded2019-08-29T08:48:34+01:00

Library Upgraded

Thanks to a certain Swedish furniture supplier, we now have more shelves in the library! We’ve moved things around a little too with a separate area for magazines. Tim Smith, our Librarian will be reorganising the categories over the coming weeks so do have a look around next time you’re in the centre. All volunteers and subscribed friends are able to borrow from the library.

Library Upgraded2017-04-27T12:34:22+01:00

End of April Newsletter

Lots to share in our latest newsletter including:

  • Practices for Lama Zopa Rinpoche
  • New classes this term 
  • Ackworth Retreat photos
  • New meditation room decoration 
  • Latest Building a Community campaign news
  • Google grant

And more…

Click here to read the full newsletter.

End of April Newsletter2017-04-21T09:58:52+01:00