Find Peace in a Turbulent World

Meditation and Buddhism in the Heart of York on Facebook, YouTube & Zoom

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Change Your Life - Change the World

Our experience of the world is forever changing. Things can go well, and this makes us happy, joyful and content. But sometimes things can go less well and this can lead to sadness, disappointment, frustration and even anger. The Buddha called these ups and downs of life The Worldly Winds. And he taught a way of dealing with them that can lead to true peace and contentment – whatever might befall us in our lives. At York Buddhist Centre we are committed to passing on the Buddha's wisdom in ways that are accessible to people in the West. Our approach is practical and friendly. No one is expected 'to become a Buddhist' we are just very happy for you to join us and enjoy the benefits of what we teach.

A Friendly, Vibrant Community

We still meet online via Zoom, Facebook Live and YouTube Live (see Classes and Courses). But increasingly we are now meeting at our new Buddhist Centre on Gillygate which is the hub of our friendly, thriving community: local people who are meditating together and exploring the Buddha's teaching on how to be truly happy in their lives.

We are part of the Triratna Buddhist Community, a worldwide Buddhist movement with centres in over 20 countries. Unlike many of the traditional Schools from the East, we practise a form of Buddhism that is very practical and more accessible to us in the West. 

In the Heart of York

Open to All

We welcome everyone over 18. You don’t need to consider yourself a Buddhist or wish to become one. We are simply happy to share the Buddha’s teachings to help everyone lead happier, more fulfilled lives in this often turbulent world. No one at York Buddhist Centre receives any payment. We offer our classes freely as an act of generosity.

In order to make our classes available to all, we do not charge.* However since we have no other income, we do rely on the generosity of those who use our Centre, for our continued existence. So if you are able to give a donation or take out a regular standing order, it would be appreciated very much indeed.

*Except for a registration fee on some courses

Online Meditation at 7.00 am Every Weekday

Online Meditation at 7.00 am Every Weekday

Monday 18 October 7am – 7:35am

Join us live on any Weekday Morning at 7.00 am on our Facebook and YouTube pages for an easy, relaxed way to start your day. Every meditation is guided throughout so they are suitable for all levels of experience - including complete newcomers to meditation. And, if you can't make it at 7.00am, don't worry! all meditations are recorded and are always available on our Facebook page and YouTube channel to play at any time. Just
search for 'Triratna York'

Open to all no experience necessary. Every meditation is guided and there is an archive of every one which you can access at any time.

Online Meditation at 7.00 am Every Weekday

Online Meditation at 7.00 am Every Weekday

Tuesday 19 October 7am – 7:35am

Join us live on any Weekday Morning at 7.00 am on our Facebook and YouTube pages for an easy, relaxed way to start your day. Every meditation is guided throughout so they are suitable for all levels of experience - including complete newcomers to meditation. And, if you can't make it at 7.00am, don't worry! all meditations are recorded and are always available on our Facebook page and YouTube channel to play at any time. Just
search for 'Triratna York'

Open to all no experience necessary. Every meditation is guided and there is an archive of every one which you can access at any time.

Online Meditation at 7.00 am Every Weekday

Online Meditation at 7.00 am Every Weekday

Wednesday 20 October 7am – 7:35am

Join us live on any Weekday Morning at 7.00 am on our Facebook and YouTube pages for an easy, relaxed way to start your day. Every meditation is guided throughout so they are suitable for all levels of experience - including complete newcomers to meditation. And, if you can't make it at 7.00am, don't worry! all meditations are recorded and are always available on our Facebook page and YouTube channel to play at any time. Just
search for 'Triratna York'

Open to all no experience necessary. Every meditation is guided and there is an archive of every one which you can access at any time.

Online Meditation at 7.00 am Every Weekday

Online Meditation at 7.00 am Every Weekday

Thursday 21 October 7am – 7:35am

Join us live on any Weekday Morning at 7.00 am on our Facebook and YouTube pages for an easy, relaxed way to start your day. Every meditation is guided throughout so they are suitable for all levels of experience - including complete newcomers to meditation. And, if you can't make it at 7.00am, don't worry! all meditations are recorded and are always available on our Facebook page and YouTube channel to play at any time. Just
search for 'Triratna York'

Open to all no experience necessary. Every meditation is guided and there is an archive of every one which you can access at any time.

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Our Buddhist Centre Shop

Ours is only a small shop but it's packed with a cornucopia of beautiful and inexpensive things: from incense to jewellery, from meditation shawls to candles, singing bowls, candle holders, oil burners, Buddha figures, meditation stools, yoga mats and blocks, greeting cards, Buddhist thankas, and much more. A perfect destination for affordable Christmas gifts and a present for yourself. We're sorry that we don't sell online but do come in and have a browse - you don't need to worry about buying anything, we'll just be pleased to see you :-)