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
16. Freedom from despair, the array of capacities including dedication and control, regarding oneself and others as equal, and the exchange of self and others
17. Should be practised, and not defeatism from thinking ‘How could I possibly achieve Buddhahood?’ For the Tathagata, Speaker of the Truth, spoke this truth:
18. ‘Even those who were gnats, mosquitoes, wasps, or worms, have reached the highest Awakening, hard to reach, through the strength of their own exertion.’
[From the The Perfection of Vigour in the ‘Bodhicaryavatara’ by Shantideva]