Hundreds of people in their teens, twenties and early thirties have come to Adhisthana for retreats since 2013. Through our annual Dharma Life Courses and with opportunities to live and work here, Adhisthana provides full-time contexts for young Buddhists to live a full Dharma life.
You can use this page to find your local young Buddhist group, discover events at Adhisthana, listen to talks from young order members and more.
Young People Events at Adhisthana
Young People Groups and Retreats Elsewhere
Many local Buddhist centres run groups for young people and a number of retreat centres across the world offer special retreats.
You can keep up to date with the Young People project and find out about upcoming events via the dedicated blog on the Buddhist Centre Online.
Adhisthana has had the delight of hosting 10 Dharma Life Courses since 2013.
These are usually three or five-month residential courses providing a thorough grounding in the principles and practice of Triratna Buddhism. They are aimed at mitras and those training for ordination, usually under the age of 35 and half of the people on the previous courses have come from outside the UK.
Watch & Listen
These days there is so much information about meditation and Buddhism available online that it can be hard to know where to begin. Here’s a few suggestions to get you started:
Get in touch
Ksantikara, co-funded by the European Chair’s Assembly and Adhisthana, joined the Adhisthana community in Jan 2021 to help convene and coordinate the Young People project at Adhisthana and across Europe.
He can help point you in the right direction to get involved at your local centre, online or here at Adhisthana. No question is too big, or too small!
For many years Adhisthana has hosted an annual Young Facilitators training weekend for people who help run events for young people at their local Triratna Centre. In addition to these in-person weekends, there are now gatherings and training events taking place online.
If you’re a young facilitator (or thinking about setting something up at your local centre) you can email Ksantikara for more information, or you can ask to join our online space.