Association Objective &Vision

The Association, whose activities are charitable and non-profit, promotes Buddhist values, especially wisdom, compassion towards all beings and the awareness of enlightenment.”

Excerpt from the statutes of the Association for the Promotion of Buddhist Values

The Association for the Promotion of Buddhist Values operates the centre She Drup Ling, Buddhist Center Graz. The association is a member of the state-recognized Austrian Buddhist Religious Community (ÖBR). Inspired by H. H. the Dalai Lama, it stands in the tradition of Tibetain Buddhism but is open to all Buddhist Schools.

H. H. Dalai Lama has bestowed the names on our two centers, “She Drup Ling“, place of knowledge and experience, and “Kalapa“, capital of Shambhala, the Pure Land of the Buddha Kalachakra. Accordingly, our center She Drup Ling offers courses and events to anyone interested in getting in touch with Buddhist view of the world and Buddhist practice. The Kalachakra Kalapa Center addresses interested people and practitioners to find deepening in Buddhist practice up to Tantra. Since 2022, the Kalapa Centre is run by the association Dzokden Kalapa.

If you approve our work and our aspirations you can support us with your membership or your donation! An official commitment to the Buddhist religious community is not a prerequisite and does not result from this.

Only through the many volunteers is it possible to offer a wide range of services in our centre.

In our centre we adhere to the five ethical guidelines of Buddhism (Silas):

  1. do not kill (not even insects)
  2. do not steal (do not take anything that is not offered)
  3. do not engage in sexual misconduct (do not cause suffering)
  4. do not lie
  5. no drugs (including no alcohol, no nicotine)