KEIGHLEY’S Buddhist Centre will offer a variety of meditation and mindfulness sessions during its latest open day.

Buddha Land Kadampa Buddhist Centre, opposite Keighley Bus Station, will run the public drop-in sessions on Saturday March 23 between 10am and 3pm.

The Centre, which is housed in the Old School Board building in Lawkholme Crescent, will offer a series of meditation taster sessions, a tour of the meditation room, and a meditation and mindfulness class for children.

There will be some free light refreshments in the sitting room area of the World Peace Café which is located on the ground floor of the building.

Helen Richardson, from the Buddhist Centre, said the open day would present an informal opportunity for people to have a look around.

She said: “They can give meditation a try and ask any questions they might have about Buddhism and meditation.

“We have been located in Keighley town centre for 10 years and people are still discovering us.

“We’ve received a small grant from Bradford Council Safer and Stronger Communities Fund that has enabled us to promote this event much more widely than we have previously been able to.

Gen Kelsang Paljin, a Western Buddhist monk who is the Resident Teacher at the centre, will lead some of the sessions.

He said: “We hope to reach sections of the community that don’t know we are here and let them know what we do, as well as promoting greater links with other faith groups in the Keighley and Bradford area.

“We like to think our centre is an oasis of peace in the heart of Keighley and that it is there for all to enjoy and benefit from.

“Our aim is to help people develop more peaceful minds and more harmonious relationships with others and so it would be wonderful to see lots of people visiting us and trying out some of the sessions.”

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