Buddhist chaplaincy

Buddhism is the world's 4th biggest religion, with 360 million followers.



Are you interested in starting a meditation practice or just giving it a go? Come along to a led meditation session at 12.15 every Wednesday lunchtime for 30 minutes. Everyone welcome!

Buddhist Communities in Sheffield

There are a number of communities in Sheffield, representing a range of Buddhist traditions.

Please note that these listings are for to provide information only. The inclusion of any group or association within these listings does not represent an endorsement of its views or practices by the University of Sheffield.

Sheffield Samatha Meditation Group

Traditional breathing mindfulness practice.

Address: The Annexe, Ranmoor Parish Centre, 5 Ranmoor Park Road, S10 3GX
Telephone: +44 1629 814617
Website: www.samatha.org/sheffield
Contact: Ian Rose
Meditation: Every 3rd Monday of the month.

Sheffield Buddhist Centre - Triratna Buddhist Community

A thriving, friendly Buddhist community with a young persons group who offer introductory courses on Buddhism and Meditation at their centre in Walkley.

Address: Howard Road, Walkley, S6 3RT
Telephone: + 44 114 234 9994
Website: www.sheffieldbuddhistcentre.org
Contact: Emma Ward
Meetings: Please see our website www.sheffieldbuddhistcentre.org

Soka Gakkai International - UK

Lay Buddhist organisation. Japanese tradition (Nichiren Daishonin) with chanting, discussion and study.

Address: Usually Members' homes in various locations throughout the City of Sheffield.  Until further notice, all meetings take place via Zoom.
Website: www.sgi-uk.org/
Meetings: Typically meetings are held between 7.30-8.30pm on Wednesday evenings with occasional additional meetings held on other weekday evenings and at weekends.

Additional meetings for members of the University of Sheffield only: Wednesdays during term time 12:15-12:45, Gathering Room, Octagon Centre

Soto Zen (Order of Buddhist Contemplatives)

Meditation instruction and practice; local retreats.

Address: Quaker Meeting House, 10 St. James Street, S1 2EW
Telephone: +44 7565 141535
Website: www.zensheffield.org
Contact: Martin Jordin
Meditation: Wednesday 19:30-21:15 (except August)

Buddhist Adviser: Vimaladasa

I am pleased to support Buddhists of all traditions and those with an interest in Buddhism.  A practicing Buddhist for nearly 20 years, I have recently been ordained into the Triratna Buddhist Order.

Keen to support people who identify as Buddhists from all traditions, I would be pleased to discuss ways we can help you practice within your tradition by helping you run events, special gatherings or just connecting with like minded Buddhists. I am happy to discuss all aspects of Buddhism and Buddhist practice.

For those who are interested we are running a weekly meditation group and chanting (please email us for details). Let me know how we can help you!

As John Brazier, I have worked as a health service researcher at the School of Health and Related Research and know the University well.

E-mail: Vimaladasa@sheffield.ac.uk

Relevant links

Samatha Trust - Samatha meditation trains the mind to develop inner strength

Sheffield Zen Buddhist Group - The Order of Buddhist Contemplatives

Soka Gakkai International - UK Buddhism in action for peace

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