The Highland Buddhist Centre is home to a friendly and welcoming community of practising Buddhists. We teach and practise meditation and Buddhism in a way that is relevant and accessible to all. Though Buddhism is more than two and a half thousand years old, its teachings are timeless. Living a Buddhist life brings clarity, richness and contentment. We present ways of cultivating love for ourselves and others and peace, qualities needed more than ever in our frenetic modern world.
Members of our sangha – or community – live throughout the Highlands and islands and practise both in our centre in the heart of Inverness and online. Our weekly sangha nights are open to all, and are tailored to levels of experience ranging from newcomers to experienced Buddhist practitioners. We also run introductory courses, mindfulness classes, practice days and retreats and have an extensive collection of books about Buddhism for loan.
The Highland Buddhist Centre is located in the centre of Inverness, minutes from the train and bus stations and within handy reach of city centre car parks.
A warm welcome awaits you. We offer supportive conditions to learn, deepen and enliven the core Buddhist teachings of ethics, meditation and wisdom.
We celebrate Buddhist festival days together and run retreats in the centre as well as gathering in the west Highlands for one weekend retreat each year.
We are part of the Triratna Buddhist Community, a worldwide Buddhist movement which is active in more than 20 countries, teaching and practising Buddhism suitable for people living in the modern world. ‘Triratna’ is the Sanskrit word for ‘three jewels’, the three most precious things in Buddhism – the Buddha, his teachings (the Dharma) and the community of his followers (the Sangha).
The Highland Buddhist Centre is registered as a charity called Triratna Buddhist Community Highlands. Members of the Centre Council are trustees of the charity and ensure that its spiritual aims are at the heart of all we do.
Classes, Events and News.
A wonderful opportunity to come together in the Highland Buddhist Centre, Inverness to celebrate Buddha Day SATURDAY 14th May, 10.30 am until 4pm Doors will open at 10am for coffee, tea and croissants(this event is in person only) The Buddha was born as…
Six events – six gifts, hosted by Adhisthana, Berlin & the Americas Triratna Day 2022 was a celebration of our contribution to the world: a vision of truth, communicated in a culture of kalyana mitrata (beautiful friendship) for the benefit of all. The day…
Our Buddhist community has embraced a new hi tech era which allows for events to be held simultaneously in person and online.Cutting edge computing and projection equipment installed at the Triratna Highland Buddhist Centre in Inverness, has expanded the reach…