Due to the UK Government advice to counteract coronavirus, the Sheffield Buddhist Centre building is closed until we are advised otherwise. Although the building is closed, the Sangha is still open. Visit the new website for our online activities:
A Six-Week Course Introducing Buddhism & Meditation
In this course you will be introduced to the two most important Buddhist meditation practices, along with some radical Buddhist ideas that can give new depth and meaning to life through a combination of team teaching, small-group discussion and practical exercises. This course is the main gateway to the other Buddhist activities at the centre, and to a friendly, thriving community of Buddhist practitioners.
We don’t make a charge for these courses but really welcome donations from those who can afford them. Sheffield Buddhist centre is run on the basis of a ‘generosity economy’, meaning that except for bodywork classes and school visits all other activities are free.
You’re welcome to just turn up on the night, but it’s very helpful to have some idea of how many people will be at the course. So please you the form below to book a place.
Bookings are closed for this event.
I first became interested in Buddhism as a teenager from a chance encounter with a book found in my school library. I was immediately struck by how Buddhism taught that I could change how I experience the world and that I could grow as a person. However, it wasn’t until many years later at the Sheffield Buddhist centre, that I began to commit myself fully to Buddhist practice as I saw that practicing Buddhist teachings was having a very positive impact on my life and on the lives of others.
I was delighted to join the Still Learning Team in November 2018. My previous work has been as a teacher and as an artist and I feel privileged to be able to bring those skills together with my passion for Buddhism in order to teach children and young people about Buddhism.
I first came into contact with Buddhism in my final year of university when I attended an introductory course at the Sheffield Buddhist Centre. I was instantly captivated by the revolutionary yet practical nature of the Dharma (teachings of the Buddha).
I began to meditate and apply Buddhism into my daily life and found that it actually worked! I had started to view the world differently and in a way that made me happier. I gained great confidence by this and became a committed Buddhist practitioner soon afterwards.
I enjoy sharing with others what I have learnt and how Buddhism has transformed me so I was delighted to join the Still Learning team in October 2013.
We have a range of exercises and activities, depending on ages and ability levels, exploring Buddhist ethics and their implications for how we might live as Buddhists.
How did the Buddha become the Buddha? Who was he before? What is enlightenment?
An understanding of the Buddha’s life story is an indispensable introduction to the religion. We draw out the key aspects using a beautiful painting that depicts the different events from the story.
We often theme our tours and visits around the Three Jewels of Buddhism, the Buddha, the Dhamra and the Sangha. Find out why the Three Jewels are common and central to all schools of Buddhism.