The Edinburgh Buddhist Centre ( Triratna Edinburgh) is a Non-profit Scottish charity (SC 017 133) based in Edinburgh.
The Edinburgh Buddhist Centre is essentially part of the Triratna Buddhist Community (formerly Friends of the Western Buddhist Order) an international Buddhist movement whose aim is to make the Buddha’s teachings applicable to modern western life. The centre no longer has its own premises. We continue to offer a range of activities, however, operating mainly through the Healthy Life Centre, 35 - 37 Bread St, just off Lothian Rd.
We offer various courses, day events and classes to help you develop and teach meditation, kindly awareness and wisdom through a regular programme.
Hundreds of people have come through our doors – some for a single meditation course to pick up some hints on stress and relaxation and some with bigger questions who stay for longer, finding our approach to the Buddha’s teachings useful in their search.
We practice and support the Sangha (spiritual community) to follow Buddha’s teachings in ways appropriate to how we live our lives today in a modern world. The Triratna Buddhist Community is run by members of the Triratna Buddhist Order - men and women who have committed themselves to a Buddhist life.
If you’d like to know more, visit the programme page to view the programme online.