Welcome to the website of Scotland’s Buddhist Vihara
Scotland’s Buddhist Vihara is not only a Buddhist temple that offers the full range of Buddhist practice, it is also a community resource offering a variety of courses, inter-faith events and learning opportunities for Scots and Asian people.
Buddhist path & practice
We are committed to developing an inclusive and innovative environment to support an exchange of ideas, beliefs and culture between ‘east and west’ through meaningful dialogue and tolerance.
Latest teaching – Right Understanding
Sayings of the Buddha
No enemy can harm one so much as one’s own thoughts of craving, hate and jealousyDhammapada 42
The whole secret of existence is to have no fear. Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moment you reject all help are you freed.The Buddha
Health is greatest gift, contentment is greatest wealth, faithfulness is the great relationship.The Buddha
He who experiences the unity of life sees his own Self in all beings, and all beings in his own Self, and looks on everything with an impartial eye.The Buddha
Once a man asked to Buddha “What is meaning of life?” Buddha simply exclaimed “Life has no meaning in itself but it is itself an opportunity to make it meaningful.”anecdotal
Every morning we are born again.
What we do today is what matters most.The Buddha