Birmingham Buddhist Centre

The Birmingham Buddhist Centre is part of the Triratna Buddhist Community (formerly known as the Friends of the Western Buddhist Order, or FWBO), which was founded in 1967 by Sangharakshita and now runs over 80 centres worldwide. The Triratna Buddhist Community makes Buddhism and meditation accessible as a living tradition in the modern world. Read more about the development of the Triratna Buddhist Community in the Triratna Story.

The Buddhist Centre in Moseley is the heart of a network of spiritual friendships.  Some members of this community live together, others live with their families or alone. Between us we practice and teach meditation and Buddhism to anyone who is interested. We welcome visits from schools, colleges, interfaith groups and other interested parties. We can organise visiting speakers and meditation teachers. We also lead Buddhist funerals. We have experienced celebrants who are ordained members of the Triratna Buddhist Order.

Attached to the centre is a shop offering a wide range of Buddhist books and CDs, meditation and yoga equipment, incense, cards, Buddha figures, and more.

The Buddhist Centre also has a well kept garden at the rear which is available to use as a quiet space by our visitors.  We have shrine rooms that can be used, by arrangement, for silent meditation and a library where you are welcome to come and study the wisdom of the Buddha.

Ethics

The Birmingham Buddhist Centre is seeking to put into practice the key Buddhist key ethical principles of kindness, generosity, contentment, truthfulness and awareness.The implications of this are set out in more detail in our ethical guidelines which also suggest how you might bring any breaches to our attention.

If you feel we have fallen short in administrative matters, you may wish to use our formal complaints procedure.

Generosity

The Birmingham Buddhist Centre runs on generosity. All teachers and class teams offer their time, skills and experience voluntarily.  Everyone employed by us is paid a ‘support’ package which covers basic financial needs (food, rent, etc.), with a little extra for spending and travel. On this basis people give what they can and take what they need.

Generosity is a virtue that is highly regarded in Buddhism and we hope that this quality is brought to the fore at the Birmingham Buddhist Centre. In particular we hope that, if attending one of our free events, you will feel able to contribute appropriately to our running costs.

If you would like to make a donation now by card, please click here.

Some of the many people involved at the Buddhist Centre:

Singhamati
Chair of Trustees

Dharmashura
Charity Director
Khemadana
Centre Manager
Prabhakara
Yoga Teacher

Dharmashalin
Men’s Mitra Convenor

Maitrisara
Women’s Mitra Convenor

Vicky
Maintenance Manager