What we offer
The Austrian Buddhist Union (ÖBR) combines all the major Buddhist traditions under one roof.
Buddhism was officially recognized as a religion by the Austrian government in 1983.
The ÖBR has established representatives in all Austrian provinces. For further information, please contact the representative in your vicinity.
Once you have decided to follow the Buddhist path, membership in the ÖBR offers the opportunity to make it officially acknowledged.
With the Buddhist religious educational program, pupils of all ages are taught the basics of the Buddha's teachings. For more than 20 years, the ÖBR has offered Buddhist education throughout Austria at every school level.
If you are interested in an exchange of ideas with other Buddhists in your vicinity, please use our web portal for regional networking: www.buddhistisch.at
The Newsletter of the ÖBR provides information on a regular basis about Buddhist life in Austria.
Our quarterly ÖBR Magazine "Buddhism in Austria" (in German) offers many articles worth reading about Buddhist teachings and their application in daily life. Important Buddhist teachers come to life in interviews and inspiring texts invite further reflection.
In addition, important information is provided about all our introductory events, courses, and regular meditation times of the ÖBR groups.
You can order the magazine free of charge via the ÖBR office.
The Dharma Wheel of ÖBR symbolizes in its centre the Four Noble Truths.
The 8 spokes stand for the Noble Eightfold Path.
The 12 triangles symbolize the twelve links of the chain of dependent origination.
The triangle shape refers to the three Jewels Buddha, Dhamma and Sangha and also the three features of existence: transience, suffering and non-self.