The founder of Buddhism was Buddha Shakyamuni who lived and taught in India some two and a half thousand years ago. Since then millions of people around the world have followed the pure spiritual path he revealed.


Lasting Peace and Happiness

Buddha explained that all our problems and suffering arise from confused, negative states of mind and all our happiness and good fortune arise from peaceful and positive states of mind.

Buddha taught methods for gradually overcoming minds such as anger, jealousy and ignorance and developing positive minds such as love, compassion and wisdom. By applying these methods we can experience lasting peace and happiness.

These methods work for anyone, in any country, at any age. Once we have gained experience of them for ourselves, we can pass them on to others so that they too can enjoy the same benefits.

The Buddhist way of life – peace, loving kindness and wisdom – is just as relevant today as it was when Buddha appeared in ancient India.