Nearby Groups: Ilkley | Leeds | Ripon | Skipton
Kagyu Dechen Dzong is one of the principal Karma Kagyu centres in the country. It was established by Lama Jampa Thaye in 1993 and exists to enable people to learn the systems of meditation and study of the Karma Kagyu school of Buddhism, whose spiritual head is the Karmapa Lama.
Since that time several satellite groups have formed which run regular Buddhist meditation classes throughout the Yorkshire area.
The activities of the Centre provide an introduction to the wealth of teachings and practices of the Karma Kagyu Buddhist tradition and demonstrate their continuing relevance in modern times. This tradition emphasizes the importance of the relationship between the teacher and the student, as well as the practice of meditation.
The Kagyu Dechen Dzong Buddhist Centre is run by volunteers and funded by donations. The Centre is administered by the Kagyu Dechen Trust, registered charity no. 1145791.