Welcome to the Birmingham Young Buddhists’ (YoBs) page!
We define ‘young’ as under 35. Everyone is welcome, Buddhist or just curious – feel free to bring your friends along. Newcomers are welcomed warmly and meditation instruction is always available for beginners.
Monthly Friday meetings
We meet informally on the first Friday of every month at the Buddhist Centre to meditate together, discuss Buddhism and meditation, hang out and drink tea.
Discussions are usually around Buddhist teachings and practices, and how we can apply them to our lives as busy young people living in a Western society. Topics in the past have included sex, drugs, rock & roll (balancing a spiritual and social life), meditation, the wheel of life, generosity, engaged Buddhism, work and spiritual friendship.
Here’s what we tend to do during the meetings:
7.00pm hang out, drink tea
Join us at any point of the evening. We meet at the back of the centre so may not hear the bell - if you’re stuck outside, call 07795311414 (or one of the other numbers given below) and someone will come and let you in. Bear in mind that we won’t be able to answer the door during the meditation (7.30–8.10).
We also meet up even less informally for fun stuff and general hanging out – jamming or walking in the park, drinking more tea, putting on film nights, going to events etc – and put on day and weekend retreats in the countryside, specifically for young people.
If you have any ideas for things you'd like to do or discussions you'd like to have then let us know!
To be added to the mailing list and receive updates on what’s happening, send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We also have a Facebook page where you can discuss ideas, see what events are going on and make contact with other young Buddhists in Brum. http://www.facebook.com/groups/234088986690036/
For more info, or if you're just new to it all and want to have a chat then get in touch: