Welcome to the Toowoomba Buddhist Centre
The Toowoomba Buddhist Centre is affiliated with the Triratna Buddhist Community, which was founded as the Friends of the Western Buddhist Order (FWBO), in 1967 by Sangharakshita. It is an international movement with activities in more than 20 countries, including India. The Triratna Buddhist Community is a non-sectarian Buddhist movement which seeks to promote the practice of Buddhism in a form appropriate to the modern world. Triratna means "Three Jewels", specifically the Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha, which are the central foci of a Buddhist's life and practice.
The Toowoomba Buddhist Centre provides a series of courses aimed at introducing interested people to Buddhism and Buddhist Meditation and it's application in Western life.
Program and Events
Find out about the various events that are held at and by the centre, including Friends Night, Retreats and other gatherings.
Find out how to find us or get in touch for further information on classes or other activities at the centre
Living in forests far away from other people is not true seclusion. True seclusion is to be free from the power of likes and dislikes. It is also to be free from the mental attitude that one must be special because one is treading the path. Those who remove themselves to far forests often feel superior to others. They think that because they are solitary they are being guided in a special way and that those who live an ordinary life can never have that experience. But that is conceit and is no help to others. The true recluse is one who is available to others, helping them with affectionate speech and personal example. Prajnaparamita