The Triratna Buddhist Order was founded by the Venerable Sangharakshita in an attempt to translate the traditional teachings of the Buddha into a language and format more relevant for contemporary living. We endeavour to make it available and accessible to all who seek its wisdom.
The purpose of the Auckland Buddhist Centre, which is part of the wider international community known as the Triratna Buddhist Community, is the advancement of the Buddhist religion in New Zealand as understood and practised within the Triratna Buddhist Order.
• To encourage members and others to live in accordance with the teachings of the Buddha.
• To support ordained members of' the Triratna Buddhist Order, and other duly ordained Buddhists, at the discretion of the Council of the Auckland Buddhist Centre.
• To maintain close communication with and work under the guidance of the Triratna Buddhist Order and in co-operation with other groups known as the Triratna Buddhist Community.
Note: The main sectors, activities and beneficiaries are bolded.
Provides religious services / activities
Education / training / research
The Auckland Buddhist Centre (Triratna Buddhist Community) is governed by a council of elected officers including a chairperson. These council members are also members of the Triratna Buddhist Order or those training for ordination within that Order. The council employs a part-time Centre Manager for up to 30 hours per week and supports one Triratna Order member with a stipend.
Annual Returns are due within 6 months of a charity’s balance date (financial year-end), or a longer period if an extension has been granted.
This charity has been granted an exemption from filing an annual return by 31 December 2008 under Section 43 of the Charities Act 2005. The first annual return is due by 31 December 2009.
Here is a list of all the details changed by the charity, for example adding or removing officers, amending rules, changing balance dates or updating address details.