Harrogate — Kagyu Dechen Dzong

Kagyu Dechen Dzong was established by Lama Jampa Thaye in 1993 as a buddhist centre in Harrogate to enable people to learn the teachings and meditation practices of the Karma Kagyu school of Buddhism. The Centre is the hub of a network of meditation groups in Yorkshire in Leeds, Northallerton, Ilkley, Hull and Hebden Bridge. For more information visit www.yorkshirebuddhistcommunity.com

Every city or town needs spiritual places where men and women can find a space that reminds them of the profound realities of life that are more important than consuming and competing. In our modern world it’s difficult to find these places so, that’s what we, as Buddhists are offering, alongside the Churches and other spiritual places. We want to offer this space for people to study, reflect and meditate and, above all, rediscover their heart.
Lama Jampa Thaye

About Kagyu Buddhist Center Harrogate

The activities of the Centre provide an introduction to the wealth of teachings and practices of the Buddhist tradition and how they areĀ  their continuing relevance in this modern age. For more information please visit us at

19 Granville Road
North Yorkshire

Tel: 01423 881647
Email: yorkshire@dechen.org

Meditation in Harrogate

Join us at the centre for meditation:

Wednesday Mornings from 10.00 am to 11.am
Wednesday Evenings from 7pm to 8.00 pm
Saturday Mornings from 11.00 am to 12 noon

All are always welcome to our drop-ins where full instructions on how to start meditation are given. There is no charge but donations can be given.

Buddhist Study Groups

On Wednesday evenings at 8 pm and Saturday mornings at 9.30 there are a study group on the text that Lama Jampa taught recently in Harrogate.

Kagyu Dechen Dzong Buddhist Centre and its network of local groups is run by volunteers and funded by donations. It is administered by the Kagyu Dechen Buddhism, registered charity no. 1145791

Local groups

Hebden Bridge Buddhist Meditation Group

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Hull Buddhist Meditation Group

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Ilkley Buddhist Meditation Group

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Leeds Buddhist Meditation Group

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Northallerton Buddhist Meditation Group

The Northallerton buddhist meditation group meets on Fridays at Northallerton Library – please contact us…