Triratna Buddhist Community (York) meeting as York Buddhist Group is a group of friends who live locally and meet every Wednesday to meditate and explore Buddhism. We welcome everyone over the age of 18 – newcomers and those who practice already. You don’t need to be a Buddhist.
Each week we explore an aspect of the Buddha’s teaching and see how it relates in practical terms to our lives today. Together we aim to cultivate clarity, calmness, sensitivity, generosity, and kindness in our lives – towards ourselves and others.
“Buddhism is not a set of theories and beliefs so much as a path of practice, and a tradition that transmits this path and makes it possible to follow it. So being a ‘Buddhist’ does not mean we have to accept a credo of beliefs, it means we are working to grow and develop, using the practical tools passed down in the Buddhist tradition.”
We teach two main meditation practices: The Mindfulness of Breathing, where we follow the breath to calm the mind and develop a sense of stillness, and the Metta Bhavana which helps us to cultivate kindness to ourselves and other people.
We teach the Dharma – the path to inner contentment taught by the Buddha 2,500 years ago, and which is even more relevant today in these turbulent and sometimes difficult times. The Dharma shows us how to change our approach to life so that we begin to find inner peace and contentment and begin to experience a deeper sense of happiness
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Triratna Buddhist Community (York) meeting as York Buddhist Group