About the Buddhist Centre
Sheffield Buddhist Centre is the hub of a thriving, friendly community of practising Buddhists, housed in a large listed building set in about 2 acres of garden.
The Centre is run by members of the Triratna Buddhist Order, who teach and practice a non-sectarian style of Buddhism, suitable for people living in the contemporary Western world.
We run regular classes for newcomers to Buddhism and meditation (see below), as well as a packed programme of other classes, events, retreats, festivals and study seminars for those with more experience.
What is Buddhism? See Buddhism & Meditation. How do I learn to meditate and get involved? Have a look just below.
New to the Buddhist Centre
We run a regular programme of introductory classes for people who are new to Buddhism and meditation as practised in our tradition. Because meditation is one part of an overall package in Buddhism, most of our classes for newcomers are an introduction to Meditation and Buddhism, rather than being just about meditation alone. Here’s what’s coming up:
Buddhism & Meditation Course
This course explores basic Buddhist tools for living well: ethics, meditation and wisdom. It includes an introduction to the mindfulness of breathing and development of loving kindness meditation practices.
A day introducing basic Buddhist principles and meditations.
The Generosity Economy
All Buddhism classes are offered free of charge, but of course, donations are very gratefully received, as we rely on the generosity of those who use the Centre to keep going.
Generosity is of fundamental importance in Buddhism and the finances of the Centre are run on the basis of “dana”, which means generosity in the old Indian language, Pali. Our aim is to inspire a culture of generosity in the way we share Buddhist teachings.
We therefore only make a formal charge for our Bodywork classes and School visits. All other activities are offered on a generosity basis.
Welcome to Still Learning, a not-for-profit education service working in partnership with the Sheffield Buddhist Centre. Still Learning provides high-quality tours and workshops about Buddhism delivered by experienced practising Buddhists. Our team leader Jordanna has a PGCE with QTS, and has been teaching for 12 years in various settings.
Our sessions are fun and interactive, as well as informative. Select from the options below to find out more about us and what we could offer your school.
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Get in touch with us below to find out more about any events happening at the Buddhist Centre
Our address is: Sheffield Buddhist Centre, Howard Road, Sheffield, S6 3RT
The Centre is in Commonside (see the map on this page) between Walkley and Crookesmoor. It is about 10 minutes walk up the hill from the main Sheffield University site, and the 95 bus stops just across the road — look for the banner and the gap in the big stone wall.
There is very limited parking in the centre grounds, so please park in the streets behind (unless you have mobility problems) and walk through the pedestrian entrance on Howard Road or St Joseph’s Road.
SatNavs User beware! Our postcode will take you to Joseph Road, which is a private road at the back of the Centre. Parking is not permitted there but you can park on any of the adjacent side streets and walk down Joseph Road to the gate which gives access to the Buddhist Centre entrance.