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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
For more information on Meditation Tokyo or Buddhism Tokyo, send an email to email@example.com 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.
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.
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
Book Swap Japan 川の図書館 (The Library by the River)
Our Living Room Cafe 無料カフェ –
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: https://ameblo.jp/nztriratnabuddhist/
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: