About Us

York Buddhist Centre is part of The Triratna Buddhist Community, a worldwide movement founded by our teacher Sangharakshita in 1968. Triratna draws on the entire Buddhist tradition, practising Buddhism in a fresh and practical way and making the Buddha’s teaching more accessible to many of us in the West. Our teachers are practising Buddhists who strive to incorporate the ideals of Buddhism into their daily life.

We offer courses in Buddhism and meditation in a friendly, supportive environment. Our meditation techniques can be used by anyone regardless of religious beliefs. Meditation is a means of transforming the mind. Buddhist meditation practices are techniques that encourage and develop concentration, clarity, emotional positivity and a calm-seeing of the true nature of things. By engaging in meditation you learn the patterns and habits of your mind. The practice offers a means to cultivate new, more creative ways of being. With regular work these nourishing, focused states can deepen into a profoundly peaceful and energised mind.

We welcome everyone to our Centre and our online events. We run everything in a spirit of generosity, giving our time freely. We do not charge for classes* so that everyone can access the Buddha’s teaching regardless of their means. We do however ask those who are able to consider making a donation towards the cost of running the Centre - we have no other income and rely on the generosity of those who attend our classes.

*except for a small registration fee on some courses

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The Team

Amoghavamsa
Amoghavamsa
Trustee
Jenny
Jenny
Centre Team
Joan
Joan
Shop Manager, Centre Team
Kate
Kate
Centre Team and Trustee
Khemasuri
Khemasuri
Trustee
Lynn
Lynn
Centre Team
Mahasraddha
Mahasraddha
Trustee
Mark
Mark
Centre Team and Trustee (Treasurer)
Shakyapada
Shakyapada
Centre Team, Chair of York Buddhist Centre and Trustee
Zoe
Zoe
Communications Manager

Our Values

Safeguarding and York Buddhist Centre

We believe that anyone taking part in Centre activities has a right to be free from any forms of harassment or abuse.

The safeguarding policy for adults in this section outlines specific grounds for safeguarding concerns. If you are not sure whether there is a safeguarding concern please contact the safeguarding officer. If there is a possible ethical concern that is not safeguarding, contact the safeguarding officer or a trusted Order member. 

N.B. We do not have a specific safeguarding policy for children as we do not allow any people under the age of 18 to take part in any of our events at present unless they are accompanied at all times by a legal parent or guardian.

Reporting Concerns: If you become concerned about someone, including yourself, being harassed or abused, please contact the safeguarding officer, the safeguarding contact or a trustee. Details are given below. 

Shakyapada is the Safeguarding Officer: shakyapada@schnoo.co.uk mobile: 07896 130 018

Kate Readman is the Safeguarding Contact: kathrynreadman@googlemail.com 

Mark Jones is a trustee: markjones777@hotmail.com

How we will respond: You will be listened to in confidence and taken seriously. Any information you give will be evaluated in light of our policies and national guidance to enable us to act legally and fairly. We will work with you to take appropriate action. 

The trustees and the centre team reserve the right to take appropriate action to protect anyone who enters the charity’s properties. 

Safeguarding Policy 2020.pdf
Shakyapada
Shakyapada

Privacy

We take your security seriously. Information about you is only collected with your consent. This will usually be your email details following a request from you to be sent our newsletter. It may also be the information on a sign up form filled in at a class, at our Centre or on this website when booking a course or event.  All online information is held securely on our servers or on tthe servers of our newsletter platforms: mailchimp.com or mailerlite.com. For further information please see our full Privacy Policy Below

Privacy Policy 0820.pdf
Shakyapada
Shakyapada

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