Southampton Buddhist Centre
73 St Mary St, Southampton SO14 1NW
Buddhism and Meditation in Southampton
Welcome to the Southampton Triratna Buddhist Centre. We have turned a derelict pub in St. Mary's into a beautiful centre for exploring the timeless Buddhist practices of meditation, mindfulness and emotional positivity. The Triratna Buddhist Community is an international Buddhist movement which draws from all the more traditional branches of Buddhism, to provide tools that are contemporary and relevant for those seeking meaning and purpose in their lives. We are a small friendly group here in Southampton and welcome both newcomers and those with some experience of meditation and Buddhism.
We're still open!
The Southampton Buddhist Centre will remain open for Saturday sangha mornings and Friday puja evenings. In order to observe physical distancing regulations, we can accommodate up to 6 people. As with all places of worship, we will be needing you to follow a protocol to keep us all safe. This will include wearing a mask, using hand sanitiser when entering the centre and maintaining a two metre distance. We will be delighted to see you and if you would like to be present in person for sangha morning then please register online, leaving your details for track and trace purposes.
You are of course very welcome to continue attending via our Zoom facility (see details below)
All our activities are running on a donation basis. For us to survive and flourish in these difficult times, we need your help. Please consider giving a donation by clicking on the bowl:
This Week at our virtual centre
Saturday Sangha morning 10am - 12pm This is open to all and is an excellent opportunity to meditate with others and learn more about Buddhism in a friendly and supportive group.
This year we are focussing on the Buddha's Threefold Path of Ethics, Meditation and Wisdom so we have started by exploring the Good Life or how living ethically makes us happier as well as kinder, more generous, more straightforward and more aware. This coming Saturday (30th January), Dharmavijaya will be looking at the second of the Five Precepts of Buddhism, the precept of not taking the not-given or, more positively, generosity. Sangharakshita characterises this as the principle of non-exploitation since it goes way beyond the sphere of economics to the whole field of human relationships.
Please join us for the sangha morning via this link. We're looking forward to seeing you. Remember, we are just a click of a button away so no difficult journeys wherever you are!
We would also like to invite you to send us questions electronically each week. This is a new 'Ask a Buddhist' initiative that we are launching. Questions can be sent via Facebook messenger or by email to
Wednesday study groups take place from 7pm-9pm. If you are not yet involved but would but would like to join a foundation study course online, then please email
Friday Puja and meditation evening for those familiar with these practices. Please contact Dhammavijaya if you would like to attend this.
Sunday morning Philosophy club will be re-starting on 6th February 10am-11.30am. We have been exploring the wisdom of ancient Greek Philosophy and how it can shed light for us on the teachings of Buddhism. In our next session we will be moving on from Plato to the rather different approach of his pupil Aristotle. Open to all with a genuine interest in western philosophical ideas and how they can help us practise the Dharma. No previous experience of Philosophy needed. Please contact Dhammavijaya for the Zoom link.