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.
A Friendly, Vibrant Community
Gradually as the restrictions are lifted, our new Buddhist Centre on Gillygate will become 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 our 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.
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
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 :-)