The Birmingham Buddhist Centre is part of the worldwide Triratna Buddhist Community which since 1967 has been working to make Buddhism and meditation accessible as a living tradition in the modern world.
Generosity is a fundamentally important value in Buddhism. Indeed the Birmingham Buddhist Centre runs on generosity. All teachers and class teams offer their time, skills and experience voluntarily. Other volunteers help to look after our premises. The small team employed by us is paid a ‘support’ package which covers basic financial needs (food, rent, etc.), with a little extra for spending. On this basis people give what they can and take what they need.
We hope that you will be able to contribute to our running costs to help us continue to offer most of our activities free of charge.
If you'd like to run, swim, bake (or do anything else to raise some money), click the button below to get started. It's quick and easy to register and by doing so here at Wonderful.org, you can be sure that every penny raised will reach Birmingham Buddhist Centre.
We recognise the selfless commitment made by fundraisers who train for months to run marathons, face their fears by jumping out of aeroplanes or open their homes to the community for charity bakes and coffee mornings. We believe the charities they support should receive EVERY PENNY from their fundraising efforts.
We also believe that Gift Aid (a scheme enabling charities to reclaim tax on donations made by UK taxpayers) should be directed IN FULL to the charities. This is why the Wonderful Organisation does not generate profit (or even cover costs) by deducting money from fundraisers' sponsors or Gift Aid contributions.
We are a non-profit organisation funded entirely by like-minded, philanthropic businesses. That's what makes us wonderful!