Triratna Buddhist Order & Community

The Triratna Buddhist Order and Community is a worldwide movement of women and men engaging with the Buddha’s teachings in the conditions of the modern world. Neither monastic nor lay, we are simply Buddhists at varying stages of commitment and understanding, adopting, to the best of our ability, the ethical standards of the Dharma.

Triratna is a Sanskrit term meaning ‘Three Jewels’: the Buddha, Dharma (his teachings) and Sangha (the community of all those who follow the teachings). The founder of the Triratna Buddhist Community and Order, Urgyen Sangharakshita, considers the defining act of a Buddhist to be Going for Refuge to these Three Jewels. This is the central principle or orientation of the Triratna Buddhist Community and of everything we do. At our Buddhist Centres we teach meditation, study the Buddha’s teaching together, engage with the arts, support each other through life, and engage in our local communities. We also promote projects in which Buddhists can live and work together, and explore how to turn our work into a spiritual practice.

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A special festival day dedicated to the Dharma. We will have a shared bring-a-plate lunch,...

Sat 13 Jul 2019, 12:00pm - 04:00pm

Solar panel win for the centre!

Yay you did it! We fund-raised over $12,000 for the solar panels in December. On 20th December 2018, Samacitta and Dhammakumara signed the lease documents with Nigel an April from Pingala. The solar panels will be installed later this month, helping to get us off the dirty grid.

Not only will the solar energy be cleaner, it will also bring down our power bills right from day one, and eventually, after 5 years, the energy will be extremely low-cost or even free. Thank you to everyone who supported this campaign with your generosity and efforts! Anyone who asked for a perk should be...

3 Cheers for 3 Chairs Meeting, November 2018

European Chairs have long been very well networked via the European Chairs Assembly, but there has never been a Movement Strand gathering in this part of the world. Dantacitta from Melbourne, Saradarshini from Wellington and Samacitta from Sydney met on Friday 30th November 2018 in Sydney. We spent a very full day together, sharing ideas and experience, and giving one another peer support. Topics covered included news from their three Centres and other places in the region, sub-35 activities, safeguarding, roles and responsibilities at Centres, Presidents, the relationship of Chairs to the...

Three Chairs of three centres- Dantacitta, Saradarshini, and Samacitta

A Card to the Manchester Buddhist Centre..

After the Manchester bombing, we sent a card, prompted by Viraja, from us all at the Centre expressing sadness and our care and empathy to Manchester Buddhist Centre. Arthavadin wrote back, and I’ve printed an excerpt from his letter below:

“I want to extend a big thank you from me and everyone else here in Manchester for 

the cards and kind words/thoughts you sent us following the terrorist bombing here. We were very touched that you were thinking of us on the other side of the world. 

The arena where the terrorist attack took place and the Victoria railway station...