Young Buddhists (YoBs)

We meet informally at 7.00pm on the first Friday of every month at the Buddhist Centre to meditate together, discuss Buddhism and meditation, hang out and drink tea.

Upcoming meeting:

1 December: Reflecting on Going for Refuge (guest: Khemadana)

We define young as 18-35. 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. No charge – please make a donation.

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:

Meditation (tuition available for beginners), tea break, discussion

Other stuff

We also meet up even less formally 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!

More info

To be added to the mailing list and receive updates on what’s happening, send an email to:

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.

For more info, or if you’re just new to it all and want to have a chat then get in touch: or


University of Birmingham Buddhist Meditation Society

We meet Wednesday afternoons (during term time) 3.00-5.00pm. Check the Facebook page for venue.

Free and friendly society. Come along if you want to learn mediation, explore Buddhist ideas about life and how to live well, if you want to meditate with others, or if you’re simply feeling a bit stressed out and wonder if meditation might help.

Run by students from the University with support from teachers at the Birmingham Buddhist Centre.