Our Story

A warm welcome to the Yorkshire Buddhist Community website.

Our Buddhist centre Kagyu Dechen Dzong, along with our groups based around the Yorkshire region are here to provide a place of meditation, tranquility and Buddhist study.

Kagyu Dechen Dzong has been established in Harrogate for over thirty years occupying a central position in the beautiful spa town of Harrogate minutes away from train and bus route connections.

“Every city or town needs spiritual places where men and women can find a space that reminds them of the profound realities of life that are more important than consuming and competing. In our modern world it’s difficult to find these places so that’s what we, as Buddhists are offering, alongside the Churches and other spiritual and cultural places. We want to offer this space for people to study, reflect and meditate and, above all, rediscover their heart.”

Lama Jampa Thaye

There is ample opportunity to just relax, chat and benefit from what we have to offer and of course we make a fantastic cup of tea!

We look forward to welcoming you

Howard, Tricia and Bobbi

Centre Coordinators, Yorkshire Dechen, 19, Granville Road, Harrogate, HG1 1BY