Triratna Tokyo is part of the Triratna Buddhist Community,

an international Buddhist movement that has the goal of expressing the traditional principles of Buddhism in the modern world.

Founded in London in 1967 by Urgyen Sangharakshita, and originally called the Friends of the Western Buddhist Order, Triratna’s unique approach has enabled a living Buddhism to flourish in diverse cultures across the world.

At the heart of this community is the Triratna Buddhist Order. The Order is neither monastic, nor lay, but simply Buddhist. Order members attempt to live out the Buddha’s teachings of Wisdom and Compassion as the primary commitment of their lives, whatever the particular circumstances of those lives may be.

We offer introductions to Buddhism and meditation in English, in a friendly and relaxed environment. Please feel free to get in touch, or follow us on social media – links below. We teach online at present and offer a drop-in meditation in English for Tokyo and further-afield! and also online courses in Buddhist Meditation in English as well.


東京トリラトナグループは、現代社会の中で伝統的仏教の実践を目的とした国際仏教運動:Triratna Buddhist Communityの一部です。フレンドリーでリラックスした環境の中、瞑想を含めた仏教の基礎を提供しています。

Find out about activities Triratna runs:

Buddhist Centres World-Wide:

Triratna Worldwide

Buddhist Talks and Texts here:

For more information on Meditation Tokyo or Buddhism Tokyo, send an email to or find us on Line: Tokyo Triratna Group.

Some of the Buddha images seen on this site are 3D Prints. Find out more about them here.

Aryapala in Shikoku, Japan

Class Leader – Aryapala

Aryapala is a member of the Triratna Buddhist Order. He became interested in Buddhism in Melbourne Australia when he was 19 years old.

He has been seriously practicing Buddhism and Meditation for 28 years.

He lived in a Buddhist Retreat Centre in the UK for 14 years, he was Director of the Centre for 4 years.

He is particularly interested in Meditation and has done several retreats with very experienced teachers. He walked the Shikoku 88 temple Pilgrimage in 2017 and has had a growing interest in Japanese culture for some years. 

He also makes jewelery, Buddha images and facilitates classes in Barcelona, Spain.


国際仏教団体トリラトナ仏教教団メンバー。オーストラリア・メルボルン出身。   2003年シドニーにて得度。サンスクリット語の得度名アリヤパーラ(Aryapala)は「精神・霊的卓越性を守る者」の意。19歳の時に仏教に興味を持ち、以来28年間、瞑想を含めた仏教の行を中心とした生活を真摯に送る仏教実践者。





Susana Kumagai

Susana has founded many different community projects in Tokyo including: The Family Project, Book Swap Japan and Our Living Room Cafe. Themes of togetherness, inclusion and connection are practised by Susana at work, school, in the neighbourhood and the community at large.

The crayon box:

The Family Project

Twitter: @OyakodonProject 


Book Swap Japan 川の図書館 (The Library by the River)  

Twitter: @BookSwapChofu


Our Living Room Cafe 無料カフェ – 

Twitter: @livingroomchofu


Shraddharocani and Susana


Shraddharocani was born and grew up in Hitachi, Japan.
She came to New Zealand with her  husband (originally from New Zealand) in 1994, where they encountered Triratna in Thames. They participated in introductory courses in 2004.

She asked for Ordination in 2013 and was Ordained in April 2022.

Shraddharocani’s blog in Japanese:

She has been a caretaker of the Thames Buddhist Centre for the last 14 years:
And a volunteer at ‘The Lotus Realm’, the right livelihood business under the Sudarshanaloka Trust for the last 15 years:

She organised events for raising money for the Indo Tibetan Buddhist Cultural Institute in Kalimpong, India, for 10 years until the school closed last year (2021).
She has been translating Triratna Dharma into Japanese since 2018:

Susana, Lily and Shraddharocani