Buddhist chaplaincy

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


Starting 30th March

You are invited to join our Buddhist Adviser for 30 minutes of Buddhist chanting, following Soka Gakkai International - UK tradition, Wednesdays during term time, between 12.15-12.45pm in the Gathering Room, Octagon Centre. 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 community of practising Buddhists.

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/
Contact: Sue Hubbard (s.hubbard@sheffield.ac.uk)
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: Suzanne Hubbard

Our Buddhist Adviser would be happy to help you to find the Buddhist community that suits you.

"My name is Suzanne Hubbard. I am a member of the local district of the Soka Gakkai International-UK and I look forward to welcoming you to the University and Sheffield.

"The City offers the opportunity to experience Buddhism from this and many other traditions. I would be very happy to help you make contact with your choice of group."

Email: s.hubbard@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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