Jamyang Buddhist Centre welcomes new director

Jamyang Leeds Buddhist and Wellbeing Centre on Ingram Road welcomes Lee Howson, its new centre director.

Lee has been a teacher and department head for Religious Studies and Philosophy for almost twenty years and arrives from London where he also spent three years running a similar Buddhist-inspired charity.

Lee will be helping to develop the wellbeing activities offered at the centre. From January 2024 they will add to the regular Yoga and Sound Gong sessions with an evening mindfulness meditation group, a Qigong evening class and children’s yoga and meditation. Further plans include an arts and crafts activity afternoon for children, wellbeing workshops for health and stress-relief and compassion training for working with anger and extreme emotions.

The centre also has a welcoming and well-equipped cafe, a shop for Buddhist supplies and a charity shop with bargain factory seconds as well as pre-worn treasures. The charity shop hosts a now-legendary ‘everything for £1’ jumble sale every couple of months.

Lee is keen to hear from anyone who is interested in accessing our facilities to deliver wellbeing or community-related events and activities, or anyone who wishes there was a local course or workshop that addresses health and emotional and physical wellbeing.

The Jamyang Centre is also part of the Welcoming Spaces Initiative and so anyone is welcome to come in over the winter period (main opening hours 10-2pm on Tuesdays to Saturdays) for a relaxing and comfortable space to be (with free wifi) without feeling they need to buy anything.

If you want to discuss further ideas on how the Jamyang Centre could benefit Holbeck residents then get in touch at director@jamyangleeds.co.uk.

Jamyang Buddhisrt Centre is located at Clyde Works on on Ingram Road in Holbeck LS11 9RQ.


This post is based on a press release issued by Jamyang Buddhist Centre


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