“Peace is a fire. Refined mental states have a fiery, full-blooded even ecstatic quality”Urgyen Sangharakshita
The Malta Buddhist Centre is part of the Triratna Buddhist Community, a worldwide movement of women and men who seek to make the traditional teachings and practices of the Buddha available to the modern world. We explore the Buddha’s teaching and see how it relates in practical terms to our lives today. Together we aim to cultivate clarity, calmness, sensitivity, generosity, and kindness in our lives – towards ourselves and others.
What We Do
The Centre is intended as a peaceful oasis in the middle of a busy and stressful world where we can meet to learn and to practice together.
We run courses in Meditation, Buddhism and Mindfulness for beginners as well as for more experienced people. We also run retreats to help people to take their experience and practice deeper. Some of those who attend our Centre are Buddhists but many don’t identify themselves in this way.
Our classes are open to all. You don’t have to be a Buddhist to participate. Buddhism as we practice it is unique in that you can engage with many of its core practices and gain benefit from doing so without having to be a Buddhist or ‘believe’ in the Buddha in a religious sense.
Aksobhin is an Ordained Member of the Triratna Buddhist Order. He taught Meditation and Buddhism at the Dublin Buddhist Centre for many years. As someone with a long personal encounter with serious illness, chronic pain and fatigue, and as a practising Buddhist, he brings a distinct set of qualities to his teaching. Since 2001 he has developed and run courses in Meditation and Buddhism and established the Malta Mindfulness Centre in 2018.
Shraddhanita is an Ordained Member of the Triratna Buddhist Order. She is from Aotearoa, New Zealand and is in Malta for a year. She teaches Meditation and Buddhism at the Wellington Buddhist Centre in New Zealand. She has been practicing Buddhism for 20 years. She came across Buddhism when she decided to learn to meditate which led her to fall totally in love with the Buddha and his teaching. She is delighted to be here in Malta, the home of her late father, to connect with her roots, deepen her practice, and become involved in a vibrant growing Sangha.