An International Spiritual Community and Order
The Triratna Buddhist Community was founded in 1967 (originally known as the Friends of the Western Buddhist Order) by London-born Sangharakshita. Today we have more than 90 urban and rural centers in over 20 countries.
After 20 years of studying Buddhism in India with teachers from different major traditions, Sangharakshita founded the Triratna Community to help provide a translation of the universal principles of Buddhism for modern, secularized societies.
The Triratna Buddhist Community has established centers in many countries with each center encouraging the leading of a Buddhist life based on sound ethical principles and the creation of a more spiritually helpful environment by participation in meditation classes, study, retreats, residential communities and right livelihood businesses. Volunteer.