The Birmingham Buddhist Centre is part of the Triratna Buddhist Community

What is the Triratna Buddhist Community?

Are there monks or nuns at the centre?

What is a Mitra?

What is an Order Member?

In the centre we have multiple spaces to meditate in, a big main shrine room, a cafe area with free tea and coffee facilities, yoga studio, and a beautiful garden. You are welcome to visit the centre during the daytime between 10am and 4pm and use the space, do your own meditation practice, be in the shrine room or the garden, or any other room providing it’s not booked for another event. We also have a small shop selling items which may relate to wider practice.


In our little shop we usually have:

– Books and booklets on Buddhism, meditation, mindfulness, vegan cookery and more
– Meditation equipment, including cushions, mats, stools and malas (meditation beads)
– Buddha statues of various styles and sizes
– Incense of various kinds, sticks and cones and a variety of incense holders
– Essential oils and fragrances
– Buddhist Ritual items, including singing bowls, bells, cymbals, vajras, offering bowls, shrine cloths and prayer flags
– Mugs
– Candles
– Yoga equipment including mats, carry bags, blocks, bolsters, straps and bricks
– Greeting cards and post cards, Buddhist and non-Buddhist images
– Soaps and shampoo bars
– Bags and purses

A postcard of the Buddhist figure Manjushri - red figure with a book in left hand held towards the chest and wielding a flaming sword over head.
Selection of book spines.
Lots of people sat around in the garden. 16 figures present.


Our contemplative gardens offer additional space for activities at the Buddhist Centre, as well as somewhere just to sit and relax or reflect. Green – the colour of growth and development – predominates, but with many points of interest. The gardens are maintained with the help of volunteers.

Do head down the corridor at the back of the building and enjoy the gardens when you visit the Buddhist Centre.

The first part of the garden is designed to reflect the Mandala of the Five Buddhas, a traditional representation of the different aspects of the Buddha’s Enlightenment. You will notice the colour yellow to the south, red to the west, green to the north and blue to the east, with white in the centre. Given the variety of conditions around the garden, maintaining this colour scheme presents something of a challenge and, as you will see, we have not always been successful!

Building friendships: 2 women are speaking with one man sat on a rug in the garden
3 women sitting in the garden in front of a buddhist statue, which has a candle lit in his lap and prayer flags behind.