About the Dublin Buddhist Centre
The Dublin Buddhist Centre is part of the Triratna Buddhist Community, a network of women and men from around the world who are engaged in the collective creation of Buddhist practice that is rooted in the Buddha's teaching and example, yet relevant and effective in today's world.
What We Do
The Dublin Buddhist Centre (DBC) lies at the heart of the Dublin Triratna Community and is a place where friends from our Community get together. It is where we meet to learn about and practise Buddhism, meditation and yoga, and where we introduce these practices to newcomers.
Many of those who come to the DBC are Buddhists; others don't identify themselves in this way. All are welcome to come and benefit from what we do here.
The Buddha's Teaching
Many people in Ireland today are questioning and re-evaluating established ways of thinking and living and find that the Buddha's teaching directly addresses these concerns.
The Buddha's teaching represents an utterly fresh way of understanding the value of human life and how we can best make use of the tremendous opportunity it offers.
It presents a path of practice towards increased creativity, clarity and positive emotion based on enquiry, honest communication, integrity and personal responsibility.
Making the Buddha's Teaching Available
The Community gets together regularly for Sangha Nights, festivals, study groups, and other events, where we enjoy the atmosphere of friendliness and taste the benefits of collective practice.
The retreats we run offer a deeper experience of this atmosphere in the peace and quiet of the countryside.
As well as these events, the Centre runs yoga classes where those who attend experience the well-being that the practice brings.
We have a set of ethical guidelines for people teaching and leading events in our centre.
We host school events in the Centre and are frequently invited to visit schools. We are committed to protecting all children and young people served by our activities (please refer to the Dublin Buddhist Centre Child and Vulnerable Persons Protection Policy (PDF, 600kb)).
We are also engaged in interfaith work, taking an active role in the Dublin City Interfaith Forum.
A Registered Charity
The Dublin Buddhist Centre is a registered charity, registered as Dublin Buddhist Centre (Triratna). Our registered charity number is 20030698 and our CHY number is CHY11311.
Accounts, Income and Expenditure
Our audited accounts for the last three years are available:
- 2013 Audited Accounts (2.3Mb, PDF)
- 2014 Audited Accounts (1.7Mb, PDF)
- 2015 Audited Accounts (1.8Mb, PDF)
- 2016 Audited Accounts not yet available
You can see an breakdown of all our main income sources for the past three years:
You can see an breakdown of all our main sources of expenditure for the past three years:
If you have any questions about our structures or accounts, please don't hesitate to contact us.