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.

Southampton Buddhist Centre

73 St Mary St, Southampton SO14 1NW

What's on while our centre is closed?


With great regret, following recent Government guidelines for minimising the spread of the Covid 19 coronovirus, we have had to close the Buddhist centre for the time being.

Practising mindfulness and loving kindness during times of crisis is ultimately what supports us all to stay emotionally positive and to grow. So the good news is that we have decided to relocate our key events online. They will be accessible through the Zoom site and application with instructions on how to join each event below. We hope this will be a valuable resource for many of you now that we are no longer able to meet physically.

Some good news!  With the lockdown easing, we plan to re-open our centre for some events from August 1st. Pre-booking will be essential and we have measures put in place to keep us safe. Watch this space for more information...


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:


New course!  Not About Being Good - a short course in Buddhist ethics 

Tuesday 7th July - Tuesday 11th August

A practical course on how to live and what to do! Click heading to find out more.

Saturday Sangha morning continues with the new time of 11am - 12.30pm. This will be open to all and to make a fresh start at this time we will be presenting a sequence of short talks on the Buddha's Dharma (teachings). There will also be a chance to ask questions and discuss these along with a led meditation. 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 dhammavijaya@southamptonbuddhistcentre.org

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!


Wednesday study groups have re-started at the slightly earlier time of 7pm-9pm. If you are not yet involved but would but would like to join a  foundation study course online, then please email dhammavijaya@southamptonbuddhistcentre.org 


Thursday to Saturday mornings at 7am - Meditation with Dylan
Open to all with some experience of meditation. Meditation will be led with an intro then just bells to separate the stages. We will alternate daily between the Mindfulness of Breathing and the Metta Bhavana. After the meditation there will be a short story and then open time for those who wish to remain and catch up.

Zoom link here: https://zoom.us/j/648892129?pwd=aHg3a0pBeWIwRXhCRW9tejNlL2RVQT09


We are now also offering Puja and meditation every Friday evening for those familiar with these practices. Please contact Dhammavijaya f you would like to attend this.


"Cherish the Doctrine. 

Live United. Radiate Love."

Dhardo Rinpoche

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