Celebrating Sangha

Leeds Buddhist meditation group invited to annual retreat in Wales
A weekend of fun and celebration

Members of Leeds AHS Buddhist Meditation group are warmly invited to join us for our annual celebration at the Hermitage in North Wales.

Here we celebrate our commitment to the Buddha, Dharma and specifically the Awakened Heart Sangha. A weekend of vows, feasting, teachings and entertainment. This is a joyful weekend of connection and fun!

You are invited to join us for all or part of the weekend. Children are very welcome. The weekend runs from Friday 25th May to Sunday 27th May.

Saturday morning will be to celebrate those who are taking refuge or Bodhisattva vows, the afternoon for those who are making commitments to the Sangha, with their Mahayanagana or Mentor vows.

On Sunday we receive teachings from Lama Shenpen (theme yet to be confirmed). We finish the weekend with a wonderful feast including chanting, entertainment, singing and dancing.

Please visit the Hermitage website here for more information and booking form. There is space on-site (booking fast), off-site accommodation with local sangha, local B&B and lots of space for camping.

Making World Solid

Buddhist quote solid world for Leeds meditation group
Making our world solid

“Because we have solidified our world … suffering and pain become very solid and real to us.” A quote from Lama Shenpen Hookham, taken from the ‘Openness’ section of Living the Awakened Heart training course. Learn more about experiential training on the Buddhist Path: –www.ahs.org.uk/training or join us at our weekly meditation and Buddhism classes in Leeds City Centre.

Follow your Heart

Heart advice for Buddhist meditators in Leeds
Heart advice for meditators

Lama Shenpen talks to a meditation student about Buddhist prayer and relating to praying and recitation in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition.

Read the full question and answer here:https://tinyurl.com/ybrmv3er

Each week Lama Shenpen answers a student’s question. The students are studying her ‘Living the Awakened Heart’ Training courses. Become one of Lama Shenpen’s students and ask her a question, Lama loves questions! For more information about training in the Awakened Heart Sangha visit: www.ahs.org.uk/training or visit one of our classes in Leeds.

Beginners Meditation Course 2018

Hands in meditation, beginners meditation classes in Leeds
Beginners Meditation Classes in Central Leeds

We can now confirm dates and venue for beginners meditation classes starting in Leeds in 2018. We will begin the New Year with a 6 week introductory Course called: “Heart of Meditation”.

This course will be of interest to newcomers and existing meditators. We will be introducing a type of meditation called “Formless Meditation Practice” as taught and transmitted by Lama Shenpen Hookham. We will be exploring this meditation in detail along with Daily Life (or mindfulness) Practice.

The course will start on Thursday 18th January 2018. Classes will run from 7.15pm to 9.30pm. The cost of the course is £60 which includes refreshments and a copy of the book “Heart of Meditation” by Lama Shenpen.

It may be possible to offer a subsidised rate for those on lower incomes. Please contact us to discuss.

The meditation course will be held at The Quaker Meeting House, 188 Woodhouse Lane, Leeds

Click this link to book a place or email Jayasiddhi (leeds@ahs.org.uk) if you would like further information.