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October 2018

Open Heart Leeds: a Buddhist meditation group

October 25, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - December 19, 2019 @ 9:00 pm
378 Meanwood Rd, Chapel House, Leeds, LS7 2JF, Chapel House
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS7 2JF United Kingdom
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Open Heart Leeds is a Buddhist meditation group based in Meanwood, Leeds. Open Heart meets weekly for meditation and dharma practise. Open Heart utilises practical method aimed at attaining full enlightenment, also known as Buddhahood. Our approach is modern, suited for modern lay people yet is based on ancient principles. The OH system of meditation was founded by our teacher Kim Katami in 2008. Sessions are Thursday 7-9pm at the address below. Cost is donation.

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Remembering our Dead : a recollection of death and death meditation

October 30 @ 1:45 pm - 2:45 pm
Kirkstall Abbey, Kirkstall Abbey Visitors Centre
Leeds, United Kingdom
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An opportunity to light a candle for our departed loved ones, rejoice in their qualities and practise death meditation together enabling us to find precious joy in each savoured moment.   Pay as you Feel

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Sahil Sefer Warsi

October 31 @ 11:30 pm

(admin:"please ignore the date and time above, I can't not put a date and time on the post - thanks!) Sahil Sefer Warsi will shortly be back from the US and will be leading the Leeds Nur Ashki Jerrahi sufi events. These will consist of prayer and zhikir (chanting) and dua (personal petitional prayer) and reading aloud from sufi classics and Lex Hixon's "The Heart of the Qur'an". For more information contact 

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November 2018
£5 - £6

Why Meditate? – Exploring Modern Secular Mindfulness

November 6 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Quaker Meeting House, Street lane
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An opportunity to explore why mindfulness and meditation might be useful for stress reduction ; looking at what mindfulness offers, changing our relationship to thought and developing awareness, kindness, acceptance and patience with intrusive thoughts and daily difficulties. There will be led meditation practises and a friendly tea break. There is an opportunity to attend our regular Quaker House tuesday evening drop ins after this event.

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Zen Peacemaker Circle – in partnership with Leeds Mindfulness and Mahakaruna Buddhist Community

November 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

  Zen Peacemaker Circle is due to re-start in partnership with Leeds Mindfulness and Mahakaruna Buddhist Community. A session in which to learn zazen (just sitting) and other contemplative practises from world spirituality communities;  Also we will form council circle -a sociocratic and egalitarian way of enabling us and empowering us to find and share our values in community and in social engagement. We will also focus on wellbeing and explore the relationship between ethics and our mental states. A…

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December 2018
£5 - £6

Overcoming Obstacles in Meditation : “Hindrances” and “Antidotes”

December 5 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Inkwell, 31 Potternewton Lane
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS7 3LW United Kingdom
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- a troubleshooting and problem solving session exploring the difficulties that arise in practise and how to approach possible aids for their resolution. There will be two led practises and a friendly tea break. There is an opportunity to attend our regular Inkwell wednesday morning drop in after this event.

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January 2019
pay as you feel

Higher States of Consciousness in Buddhism & Beyond

January 15, 2019 @ 1:45 am - 3:00 pm
Colonel North room, Kirkstall Abbey Visitor Centre,

Many traditional global spirituality traditions, including Buddhism, advocate calm abiding or practises of tranquility. If we practise consistently over time we may notice deepenings of consciousness. At this event we will receive a talk on Buddhism's "map" of higher states of consciousness and look to where they may be leading. There will be two led calm abiding practises. There is an opportunity to attend our regular drop in at Kirkstall after this event. (free parking next to the cafe over…

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