Jamyang Buddhist Centre Leeds
Jamyang Buddhist Centre Leeds was founded in 1996 under the spiritual direction of Lama Zopa Rinpoche. As a non-residential centre run by volunteers, our aim is to provide a peaceful place for meditation and a community of support for the study and practice of Tibetan Buddhism. We honour the work of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and are affiliated to the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT) which is part of the Gelugpa tradition of Tibetan Buddhism.
We regularly host Geshe Tashi Tsering, the resident teacher at Jamyang Buddhist Centre in London, and other highly respected teachers - both lay and ordained - from the FPMT network. As a registered charity, our aim is to make meditation and Buddhist teachings available to anyone who requests them. The geographical area we serve is mainly Northern England but some students travel to us from all over the UK.
A note about our name: Jamyang is the Tibetan name for the wisdom aspect of the enlightened mind. Another translation of the word Jamyang (or Manjushri in Sanskrit) is Gentle Voice.