What is Buddhism?

Buddhism is a means to individual and social transformation. The word ‘Buddha’ means ‘one who is awake’ – in the sense of having woken up to reality.

Buddhists believe everybody has this potential for Enlightenment and that, if we wish, we can use the principles and practices of Buddhism to begin on the path of personal growth and spiritual development leading to greater awareness, integration and compassion.

We run a newcomers evening every Tuesday introducing both meditation and Buddhism, and retreats to suit both newcomers and those more experienced.

Read more about Buddhism on the Triratna website.