Come Alive to Peace and Contentment

Meditation and Buddhism in the Heart of York

Classes and Events   or   New Introductory Course starts 5th September

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 teach meditation and Buddhism at our new centre at 17 Walmgate 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 addition to our regular classes, from 19th September, the Centre will be open from 1.00pm to 5.30 pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays when our shrine room will be available for individual meditation.

In the Heart of York

York Buddhist Centre

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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

We've Moved to a bigger Buddhist Centre at 17 Walmgate

Take a look at the video below :-)

An Ever-Widening Circle - The Official Opening of York Buddhist Centre

An Ever-Widening Circle - The Official Opening of York Buddhist Centre

Saturday 8 October 10:30am – 4:30pm

This is a day of celebration, rejoicing, meditation, talks and ritual to mark the opening of our new Buddhist Centre at 17 Walmgate. There will be a dedication ceremony and meditation, chanting, socialising, a puja and a big friendly get-together to celebrate the new Centre and the five significant years since the foundation of a Triratna sangha in York.

The event is in-person only and booking is essential as numbers are limited. The York sangha has priority booking until 11th September. After 12th September booking is open to all our friends in the Triratna movement.

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Vision and Transformation - An Introduction to Buddhism

Vision and Transformation - An Introduction to Buddhism

This Introductory Course offers a lively introduction to the Buddha's Noble Eightfold Path, which represents a way of following a spiritual path in ever-more skillful ways. There will be an emphasis on simple experiential exercises that help create positive emotion and build connections between people. Newcomers are very welcome but this course is particularly useful for those who have already attended the 'Come Alive to Peace and Contentment' Course

Studying the Buddha's Vision for a contented life (or Awakening) and the seven practical approaches that are needed to ultimately attain it. There will also be a guided meditation each week.

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Explore our Meditation Archive

Over 400 videos are available on demand from our Facebook page (click the video tab) or our YouTube Channel (just search for Triratna York). All the meditations are guided so they are suitable for everyone (even if you have never meditated before). Meditations include Body Awareness, Self-care, Giving and Receiving, Mindfulness of Breathing and Loving-Kindness for ourselves and others. So dive in and enjoy the wonderful benefits of regular meditation.