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.

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Our Courses

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.

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Newsletters

Download the current Centre newsletter to keep up with happenings and news from the centre. You can also download a collection of our past newsletters.

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Program and Events

Find out about the various events that are held at and by the centre, including Friends Night, Retreats and other gatherings.

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Links

Links to friends of the Toowoomba Buddhist Centre and other related sites. You can find our Triratna order website here.

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Contact Us

Find out how to find us or get in touch for further information on classes or other activities at the centre

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Thought for the Month

We are what we think.

All that we are arises with our thoughts.

With our thoughts we make the world.

Speak or act with an impure mind

And trouble will follow you

As the wheel follows the ox that draws the cart.

We are what we think.

All that we are arises with our thoughts.

With our thoughts we make the world.

Speak or act with a pure mind

And happiness will follow you

As your shadow, unshakable.

How can a troubled mind

Understand the way?

Your worst enemy cannot harm you

As much as your own thoughts, unguarded.

But once mastered, No one can help you as much,

Not even your father or your mother.

[from the Dhammapada, translated by Thomas Byrom]

 

 

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