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
“These four, O Monks, are distortions of perception, distortions of thought, distortions of view… ... Sensing no change in the changing,
Sensing pleasure in suffering
Assuming "self" where there's no self,
Sensing the un-lovely as lovely —
Gone astray with wrong views, beings Mis-perceive with distorted minds.
Bound in the bondage of Mara, Those people are far from safety.
They're beings that go on flowing: Going again from death to birth.
But when in the world of darkness Buddhas arise to make things bright,
They present this profound teaching Which brings suffering to an end.
When those with wisdom have heard this,
They recuperate their right mind ...
[From the Vipallasa Sutta , trans. Andrew Olendzki, Access to Insight 2005]