Buddha & Buddhism

The founder of Buddhism in this world was Buddha Shakyamuni who lived and taught in India some two and a half thousand years ago. Since then millions of people around the world have followed the pure spiritual path he revealed.

Buddhism is Buddha’s teachings and the inner experiences or realizations of these teachings.
These have a timeless and universal relevance and can be practised by anyone in any culture, regardless of race, gender, or age.

Protection from suffering & problems

By practising Buddha’s teachings, or Dharma, we protect ourself from suffering and problems. All the problems we experience during daily life originate in ignorance, and the method for eliminating ignorance is to practise Dharma.
Practising Dharma is the supreme method for improving the quality of our human life because the quality of life depends not upon external development or material progress, but upon the inner development of peace and happiness.

Unbroken Lineage

Buddha first gave his teachings over two and half thousand years ago. Since that time they have been preserved in a pure form and passed down from Teacher to disciple in an unbroken lineage that is still alive today.
Thanks to the kindness of these previous Teachers, we are able to listen to and practise exactly the same Dharma as Buddha originally taught.

Buddhist Meditation

You don’t have to be a Buddhist to learn Buddhist meditation and find peace, positivity and joy in your life, whatever circumstances you find yourself in.
Meditation means familiarizing ourself with positive and happy ways of thinking and overcoming negative habits of mind that cause unhappiness. Buddhist meditation is open to everybody who wants to learn it – it is Buddha’s gift to the whole of humanity. It resonates with a lot of people these days because it provides very practical methods for finding peace, happiness, and meaning in the midst of busy modern daily lives.