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.

Next meeting:  1 June – Right Livelihood

Most of us spend the majority of our lives at work, so it’s important to assess how our work affects our minds and hearts. How can work become more meaningful? How can it be a support not a hindrance to spiritual practice — a place to deepen our awareness and kindness? 

Special guest star, Maitrisara, is the Women’s Mitra Convenor at the Birmingham Buddhist Centre and has been ordained for over ten years. She will be talking about her experience of work as a spiritual practice – not to be missed!

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. Plenty of opportunity for questions and getting to know each other. No charge – please make a donation.

An alternative Friday night! 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.

Other stuff

We also meet up even less formally for fun stuff and general hanging out, and put on day retreats and weekends 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

We have a Facebook page where you can discuss ideas, see what events are going on and make contact with other young Buddhists in Brum.

Questions? Suggestions? Want to join the mailing list and the WhatsApp group to receive updates on what’s happening? Or just feeling nervous about coming along? Get in touch with one of the team::

amazonianmerry@gmail.com      or      rob.lee.email@gmail.com     or     jack_foulkes@hotmail.com

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.