The Triratna Buddhist Order has been defined by its founder, Urgyen Sangharakshita, as a ‘free association of individuals’. All Triratna Buddhist Centres aim to support the awakening of the individual[1], in an atmosphere of kindness, safety, and positive spiritual stimulation.

As part of the worldwide Triratna Buddhist Community we operate in a spirit of friendship and generosity, practising and teaching Buddhism, and meditation, to anyone who is interested.

Recognising that people have different needs, we try to welcome everyone, regardless of their:

AgeGender IdentityRace
ColourMarital StatusReligious Beliefs
DisabilityNational OriginSexual Orientation
Economic StatusNationalitySocial Status
Ethnic OriginParental Status

If you have suggestions as to how we may improve the Buddhist Centre, or our communication of Buddhist principles and practices, in any of these contexts, or in any other way, please do let us know. While we may not be able to implement every suggestion, we will consider them all and do what we reasonably can.

To make a suggestion, you can talk to any member of the Buddhist Centre Team, or write to Maitrisara, Chair of Trustees, at maitrisara1@gmail.com. We are also registered as a Sustainable Buddhist Centre and support the Fair Trade Scheme – this entails things like collecting rainwater, composting, encouraging pollinators, recycling, secondhand book stall, low energy lighting, buying fairtrade tea, sugar, coffee, buying almost exclusively vegan food and using BUAV cleaning products.

We have developed a number of policies to clarify how we apply our principles to the running of our Buddhist Centre:

The Buddhist Centre’s Safeguarding Officers are

Dharmashalin (dharmashalin@gmail.com) and Pasannamati (dh.pasannamati@gmail.com)


[1] The individual can described as someone who is aware and conscious, who is emotionally positive, generous, and able to cooperate with others, who is responsible, who is aware of their needs and the needs of others, and who is prepared and willing to act in accordance with that awareness [see Sangharakshita: A New Voice in the Buddhist Tradition p.119].