Sanghaloka - Buddhist centre in Krakow

Augustiańska 4, Krakow

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 and  More information about Buddhism, meditation and Triratna worldwide can be found on 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…

…in Cracow

If you want to learn to meditate – we have introductory classes to meditation each Wednesday (6.30 pm the door opens, 7 pm start, at 9 pm finish) – at the moment all our Wednesday classes are in polish but you can contact us and we may be able to translate for you. For more information drop us a line on 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. (6.30 pm the door opens, 7 pm start, at 9.15 pm finish). This is not an introduction to meditation session, but we meditate together at 7 pm and then run a bilingual (Polish and English) Buddhism course. You are welcome to join for meditation or meditation and course. 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!)



…in Warsaw

We run classes (intro to meditation and Buddhism courses) in English on some Saturdays. The classes are led by Jinaraja, a Scottish ordained Buddhist from the Triratna tradition, living in Kraków in Poland. They are in English with Polish translation. Drop us a line on to find out when the next class is or anything else you want to know. We meet in the Praga district, ulica Kępna 6, dial number 145 on the intercom. We ask for a contribution towards our costs: 20 zł. It will be great to see you!