Help Create A Meditation Centre

£1,500 of £100,000 goal

Raised by 9 people in 1 month

Phase 1 has been completed: we raised £190k. With a mortgage, we are now able to purchase our new building in Holbeck, Leeds UK. 

Now phase 2: raising money for the refit inside.

Your donations will help us to create a community oasis in the city for meditation, outreach work and facilities including: vegetarian cafe, charity shop, function rooms for community groups, meditation spaces, reading and chill-out areas, rooms for volunteers and more. Donations you give will make all this possible.

Our local community will benefit, the local area of Holbeck doesn't currently have such a community space, as well as people all over the city and the North of England. 

We aim to complete the sale by end of 2018, with the internal work starting January 2019. The grand opening will be April 2019. 

The project is managed by Director Kerry Prest with a working group of volunteers and trustees of the charity.

See our website here for details of the project: www.jamyangleeds.co.uk/building-a-community 



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We've had a couple of lovely comments on our planning application for the new building. Please read below.
We should get a decision from the council by November 19th.

From a local charity:
"Connect for Health is a social prescribing service that works across South and East Leeds. We have identified that there is a lack of community provision in Holbeck and the clients we work with often have to access groups in Beeston or city centre.

We have worked with Jamyang to set up introductory meditation sessions which are tailored to our client group's additional needs and also help them to access further classes. We ran a session in August which was very successful and received positive feedback - following this we have agreed to run monthly sessions for our clients.

As a Wellbeing Coordinator support clients who live in this area, I feel that Jamyang would be extremely beneficial to the community."

From a local resident:
"Since moving to the area over a year ago I have found development in the form of expensive trendy bars for the office workers in the Urban Village but an absolute dearth of proper community facilities - centres, churches and neighbourhood cafes.

The comprehensive scope of this application has great value to all residents in Holbeck- children and adults and the idea to create a hub around cafe facilities is immediately inviting in what can otherwise look like a bit of a wasteland (with very visible and saddening prostitution in evidence). I also commend the long-term faith in the area that this development shows - it would be all too easy to put such a facility in affluent north Leeds.

Holbeck desperately needs a revitalisation of its community facilities and something appealing across a diverse range such as this is is a most welcome and timely initiative. I hope it may encourage others."
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Planning was submitted this week - should be max 8 weeks before we get a decision.
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A great start to the campaign: £880 in just 2 days. Let's keep going!
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£1,500 of £100,000 goal

Raised by 9 people in 1 month
Funds raised will benefit:
Jamyang Buddhist Centre Leeds
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Leeds, West Yorkshire
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Wendy Ridley
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20 days ago
Carol & Alun Prest
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