The Triratna Buddhist community in Shrewsbury, which started as an outreach project from the Birmingham Buddhist Centre in the early 2000s, is now a flourishing community, or sangha, of Buddhist practitioners.
At the heart of the sangha is the Triratna Buddhist Order, which consists of men and women who have made a lifelong commitment to placing Buddhist practice at the heart of their lives.
The teams that support our Sangha
Volunteers regularly gather together to support the centre.
Our centre's beautiful garden is lovingly maintained by a group of avid gardeners.
Once a month, a group meets at the centre, usually on a Friday, to keep our centre clean and safe. This is also a chance to meditate together and socialise over a shared lunch.
We have a new dedicated team to help publicise events and coordinate centre communication. This is a new area for us, and any expertise (or just enthusiasm) that might help us in this task would be more than welcome.
Full moon puja
This is an ancient Buddhist tradition dating back to the time of the Buddha. The team help plan the pujas, create shrines and be a support for people not familiar with ritual on the evenings themselves.
Our Midweek Sangha team meets before the evening starts to support the evening. This includes shrine keepers, tea makers, zoom tech hosts and shrine room set-up.
If you are interested in learning more about what these teams do and how you can be part of them, please contact Darren.