Sanghaloka - Buddhist centre in Krakow
Augustiańska 4, Krakow
Warsaw - courses on meditation and buddhism
ul. Kępna 6 (intercom 145)
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…
If you want to learn to meditate – once or twice a month on Wednesday we have introductory classes to meditation in English. On September the 18th we will have metta bhavana class led in english with polish translation. On Wednesdays we start at 6.00 pm (the doors open), 6.30 pm start, finish between 8.00/8.30pm). We ask for donations which are 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. (6.30 pm the door opens, 7 pm start, at 9.00 pm finish). This is not an introduction to meditation session, but we meditate together at 7 pm for about 40 minutes. Then after a short break (7.45 – 8pm) we have a talk (sometimes in Polish, sometimes in English – as above write to us if you want to find out when there’s a next talk in English email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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!