Sanghaloka - Buddhist centre in Krakow
Warsaw - courses on meditation and buddhism
Welcome! This is the English version of the website of the Triratna Buddhist Community in Poland (Kraków / Cracow and Warsaw). Whether you are passing through with a backpack or live here permanently you may be surprised to come across a Buddhist centre here. You may have been curious about meditation or Buddhism for a while and may even have thought Thailand was the place to learn meditation, but Poland of all places?
We teach two basic meditation practices dating back to the time of the Buddha – the mindfulness of breathing and the metta bhavana (development of strong positive emotions towards oneself and others/all beings). More information about these practices on https://thebuddhistcentre.com/text/what-meditation and http://www.wildmind.org/ More information about Buddhism, meditation and Triratna worldwide can be found on thebuddhistcentre.com. You don’t need to be/become a Buddhist to attend our classes and you don’t need to shave your head either.
If you want to learn to meditate or learn about Buddhim…
At the moment all our classes are in polish. If you want to come and participate in polish classes feel free to join us on Wednesday’s for the polish introduction to meditation or for unlead meditation on Tuesdays.
On Wednesdays we meet at 6.30 pm till 8.30 p.m. but you can come half an hour earlier to drink tea and look around our centre. We ask for a contribution towards our costs: 15 zł.
If you already know how to meditate and want to join for a meditation together just come on any Tuesday evening. (6.00 pm the door opens, 6.30 pm start, at 8.45 pm finish). This is not an introduction to meditation session, but we meditate together at 6.30 pm for about 40 minutes. Then after a short break (7.45 – 8pm) we have a talk (mostly in Polish, sometimes in English – you can write to us if you want to find out when there’s a next talk in English firstname.lastname@example.org We ask for a contribution towards our costs: 15 zł.
Sanghaloka, our Buddhist centre is located in the Kazimierz district, ul. Augustiańska 4 on the ground floor (can’t miss it!)
We run classes (intro to meditation and Buddhism courses) at the moment only in Polish on Thursdays. The classes are led by Śantaka, a Polish ordained Buddhist from the Triratna tradition, living in Kraków in Poland. If you are interested drop us a line on email@example.com, you can contact Śantaka about meditation or buddhism, he speaks English. We meet in the Praga district, ulica Kępna 6, dial number 145 on the intercom. We ask for a contribution towards our costs: 10 zł – for meditation classes in the first part of an evening; 20 zł – for the whole evening. It will be great to see you!