The Triratna Buddhist Order and Community is a worldwide movement of people who try to engage with the Buddha’s teachings in the conditions of the modern world. Neither monastic nor lay, we are simply Buddhists, at varying stages of commitment and understanding, adopting to the best of our ability in our lives the ethical standards of the Dharma.


Triratna is a Sanskrit term meaning ‘Three Jewels’: the Buddha, Dharma (his teachings) and Sangha (the community of all those who follow the teachings). The founder of the Triratna Buddhist Community and Order,  Sangharakshita, considers the defining act of a Buddhist to be Going for Refuge to these Three Jewels. This is the central principle or orientation of the Triratna Buddhist Community and everything we do.


The Triratna Young Buddhists project is about inspiring those in their teens, 20s and 30s to explore and/ or deepen their practice of meditation and Buddhism within the Triratna Buddhist Community. 


If you would like to find out more about Triratna and The Young Buddhists project go to:



Here you will find a list of Buddhist Centres with activities for young people: