The organisation which has been providing meditation and mindfulness classes in Leeds for over 20 years has just acquired its first premises. Clyde Works, on Ingram Road in Holbeck is a massive 33,000 sq foot space in which Jamyang are creating a peaceful community centre for locals and the wider city.
The site will include a cafe, bookshop, charity shop, meditation hall, library and reading areas. It will also feature offices and a hall that community groups and charities can rent and live-in spaces for volunteers.
The organisation will spend two months renovating the space before opening on the weekend of 27 and 28 April 2019.
The centre is appealing for help with this project such as volunteers to paint and electricians, and for donations to raise additional funds to finish the renovations.
Patron David Lascelles, Earl of Harewood said:
“I’m absolutely delighted to hear that Jamyang Leeds has acquired a property in Holbeck. For some years now they have provided an oasis of calm for many busy people in a very busy city and having their own home will enable them to continue doing so for a long time to come. It’s good for Jamyang, good for Holbeck and good for the people of Leeds, Buddhist and non-Buddhist alike.”
Jamyang Buddhist Centre Leeds was founded in 1996 under the spiritual direction of Lama Zopa Rinpoche. The organisation aims to provide a peaceful place for meditation and a community of support for the study and practice of Buddhism.
The centre runs weekly meditation classes, suitable both for beginners and those with experience, and a dynamic programme of courses and residential retreats three times a year.
This post is based on a press release issued by Jamyang Buddhist Centre Leeds