SBC Terms and Conditions

We aim to be fair to our customers, to our teachers and to the Buddhist Centre.  And we want to keep things simple for you and for us, so here’s how things work.


We only accept bookings accompanied by your full payment that for the whole course (other than taster sessions, see below).  We no longer take an initial deposit.You can book any of our courses on our website which is the easiest method for you and for us.You can also book by posting cash or cheques (made out to ‘Sheffield Buddhist Centre’) to us at: Sheffield Buddhist Centre, Howard Road, Sheffield S6 3RT. You can expect to receive confirmation by email within a week.

As a last resort you can book on the first night of the course when places are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.  Please come early if you’re going to do that!

Concessionary Rate

We offer a lower rate to those who are unwaged or living on very low income.  We’ll ask to see some proof of that at the beginning of the course.  For example, you can show us your student card or something to show that you receive a pension or housing benefit.

Courses & classes

We sell courses not individual classes, because that makes it possible to teach progressively and it keeps the cost per class down. If, for exceptional reasons, individual classes are taken they are charged at £10 per session.  

Tasters and Refunds

If you aren’t sure whether a course will suit you, we’re happy to put you in touch with the teacher who can advise you. It may be possible to try out a course by attending one or both of the first two sessions at a cost of £10 per session to be paid in cash at the session. If you choose to continue the course then you will only need to pay the balance of the course fee. The fee for these courses is non-refundable and non-transferable except for reasons of ill-health.

The Buddhist Centre reserves the right to ask someone to leave a course if we believe their presence is likely to cause problems to the teacher or other course participants (this has never happened but you never know!). If this happens we will refund the course fee less £10 per class up to that point.


You can get in touch if you have a queries or telephone us on 0114 234 9994.