Kashyapa Buddhist Centre
299 Manningham Lane
The purpose of Kashyapa Centre is to help people throughout West Yorkshire find happiness within their own hearts, a place where you can leave behind the stress and chaos of daily life to find some peace, wisdom and clarity. It offers Buddhist meditation classes for modern day lifestyles, methods to improve your life, and meditation teachers that will help you learn how to relax and lead a more peaceful and beneficial way of life.
Many people who are interested in learning how to meditate and in practising the Buddhist way of life attend our classes and programmes. Kashyapa Centre is one of many Buddhist Centres established by the renowned Buddhist master Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Together these Centres form the New Kadampa Tradition (NKT).
As well as our meditation classes we try to contribute to the local community. Our activities include: Chaplaincy and patient visiting work in local hospitals; an extensive school visit programme; Relaxation and meditation classes at the Marie Curie hospice; Working with the Bridge drug rehabilitation project; and participating in local inter-faith initiatives.
We also provide accommodation for Buddhist practioners and those who wish to follow a spiritual way of life in a conducive environment, with rooms available for short term breaks or retreats of a week, a month or even a few days.
School and Group Visits to Kashyapa Buddhist Centre
At Kashyapa Centre we have a school visit programme and welcome schools and other organisations to visit our centre. We can also arrange for a teacher to visit schools to give a talk to a class or lead an assembly.
Each visit lasts about one hour and provides an opportunity to see an authentic Buddhist shrine and meditation room. Our teacher will give an explanation of Buddhism, share their personal experience of being a Buddhist today and explain their spiritual practice. There is also the opportunity to listen to Buddhist prayers and engage in a short guided meditation.
How to obtain
If your school or other organisation would like to arrange a visit or a talk, please contact us on 01274 542065 and we will try to accommodate your wishes.