Buddha Land Centre runs a variety of meditation courses and events in Keighley throughout the year, and are listed below.
Please note these are not held in Bradford but in Keighley.
Saturdays 10.00am – 1.00pm
These provide quality meditation with clear explanations of the techniques required to create stillness within. They consist of 2 sessions, and cost £10.50 each. Refreshments are available in the World Peace Cafe during and after each workshop.
Sat 20 Apr – Improving our relationships
Sat 18 May -Stillness Within
Sat 8 Jun -Art of Contentment
Sat 13 Jul -Learn to Meditate in Half a Day
Sat 17 -All in the Mind
These courses are an ideal way to gain experience of meditation and inner peace. Each course examines a particular aspect of Buddha’s teachings in depth. The cost is £20 and includes a vegetarian lunch and refreshments.
Saturday 22 Jun 10.00am – 4.00pm – Introduction to Tantra
Tantra is a special method to purify our mind completely, including the most subtle levels of obstructions to our spiritual life. Through it we can purify our world, our selves, our experiences and our actions. Learn what is the practice of authentic tantra and how it is the quick path for fulfilling our spiritual wishes.
For those interested following the course there will be the opportunity to take Highest Yoga Tantra Empowerment at the NKT Summer Festival in August.
Sunday 21 Jul 10am – 4.00pm – Rainbows from Rain Clouds
Find the silver lining in every situation, transform difficulties into opportunities, purify your mind and purify your world. Our life offers the potential for deep peace and joy which we can lose sight of in the midst of everyday life. Learn powerful methods to transform all your daily activities into opportunities for spiritual growth and learn to find happiness everywhere all the time.
Sat 13 Apr 10am -1pm Buddhist art revealed
Explore an aspect of Buddhist teaching in half a day. Cost £10.50
Let go of the week’s strains an stresses with a guided meditation and enjoy a delicious 3 course vegetarian meal with great company. Cost £13
Friday 7.30pm – 9.30pm 26 Apr 31 May 28 June 23 Aug
Guided Day Retreats
Each day retreat consists of 4 1hr sessions held between 10am and 5pm. The cost of the retreats are £15 per day (you can inlude lunch and refreshments for Sunday retreats for £5). Please book in advance on our bookings page or by calling the centre.
Sunday 2 Jun 10am – 4pm – Understand Your Mind
Our mind is the driver that governs our experiences and yet our understanding of it is vague and unclear. Meditate on the mind in four sessions to learn its nature and how to control it.
Sunday 1 Sept 10am – 4pm - Training in Mindfulness
Mindfulness allows us to develop firm concentration which leads to peace of mind. Over four sessions we will practice mindfulness meditation as a foundation for daily practice.
Frid 10May – Sun 12 May
This weekend meditation retreat gives us the opportunity to get away from the busyness of our daily lives and deepen our experience of meditation. A retreat gives us the time and space away from our usual activities to gain a deeper and more stable experience of our spiritual practice.
The meditations will be guided and the retreat is open and suitable for everyone, regardless of experience. Each meditation session will begin with short prayers, then there will be a talk followed by the guided meditation. The retreat begins 7.30pm Friday evening and end Sunday lunchtime.
Madhyamaka Kadampa Buddhist Centre
The retreat is being hosted by Madhymaka Buddhist Centre near York. The centre provides the perfect location to relax and refresh ourselves, with over 40 acres of grounds and the World Peace café to enjoy.
There will be time between the meditation sessions to relax, chat to others and to enjoy the surroundings.
Comfortable accommodation is provided in single, twin or mini-dorm (4-8) rooms. Single room £90, Twin room £80, Dormitory £65. Prices are for the whole weekend and include vegetarian meals. Single and Twin rooms have limited availability.
To book please use our on-line booking or send a cheque to Buddha Land for £20 per person made payable to “Buddha Land Kadampa Buddhist Centre”. Please call first to confirm availability of single and twin rooms.
Children’s Class - Saturdays 10am -11am
These monthly classes for children include gentle guided meditations, stories and activities to help children to become more focused, confident and to develop concern for others
27 April 1 June 6 July
Combine walking and meditation with a chance to meet other like-minded people from the various groups run by Buddha Land Centre. Walks last up to 3 hours and include a break for meditation and lunch.