Triratna Buddhist Community

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The San Francisco Buddhist Center is part of a Buddhist movement founded in the West in the late 60s by Sangharakshita, and known for many years as the Friends of the Western Buddhist Order (FWBO). As the movement grew, with centers from Australia to India to Mexico to Sweden, a new name was needed, one that could be used the world over, and that reminded us of our central ideals. So in May of 2010, the FWBO became the TRIRATNA BUDDHIST COMMUNITY. TRIRATNA means ‘Three Jewels’ and refers to the Buddha, the Dharma, and the Sangha — the Ideal of Enlightenment, the Path leading to Enlightenment, and the Community of those following the Path.

Sangharakshita and many of his disciples have written books on Buddhism and the practice of Buddhist life in the modern world, many of which are published by Windhorse publications.

The main website for the Triratna Buddhist Community is There is also an online collection of Sangharakshita's poetry and other writings at

More websites of interest:

Free Buddhist Audio MP3 and podcasts
Audio Books by Sangharakshita
Triratna People Personal websites of people associated with the Triratna Buddhist Community
Triratna News Subscribe or read online for events, happenings, people and places
FWBO Photos Photos on Flickr
In the Americas Triratna websites in North America and South America
In the UK and Elsewhere Triratna websites abroad