Find Peace in a Turbulent World

Meditation and Buddhism in the Heart of York

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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.

A Friendly, Vibrant Community

Currently during the Coronavirus restrictions we are meeting online via Zoom, Facebook Live and YouTube Live

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. 

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

Come and see us!

We have a lovely little shop at the front of our Centre which opens on 1st October 2020 and is stocked with all sorts of Buddhist and spiritual accessories and gifts: Buddha figures, books, incense, singing bowls, prayer flags, yoga mats, meditation stools, greeting cards, Christmas present ideas and lots, lots more.... OPEN: Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri - from 1.30pm to 5.00pm - Card payments only please Do come and see us!