Regional Member of the EBU
Buddhistische Gemeinschaft Salzburg
The Buddhistische Gemeinschaft Salzburg has been active in Salzburg city and province since 1977, when it registered under Austrian law as the first Buddhist association outside Vienna.
It is trans-traditional, consisting of Theravada, Gelugpa, Zen and other groups, as well as individual Buddhists or people interested in Buddhism.
There is an active membership of just over 40 and around 120 who come to the centre frequently and are subscribers to the quarterly journal. The association is democratic and participatory and elects an administrative council every two.
Besides meditation evenings and weekend meditation courses the association offers lectures and study groups.
There is active participation in interfaith dialogue in town and country and as a logical consequence of the transtraditional structure of the association, there is a strong interest in inter-Buddhist dialogue.