A lot of people practicing Buddhism in Poland tent to form informal groups. The first organized Buddhist groups appeared in Poland in the middle of 1970s. The development of the first groups caused creating another formal and organized Buddhist faith communities. In spite of various traditions and structures, Buddhist religious organizations share the same fundamental doctrine and this is the basis what makes joint cooperation possible.
Leaders of Buddhist organizations have held regular meetings since the early 1980's, then referred to as the 'intersangha' and later known as the 'mahasangha' after a set of more clearly defined rules of cooperation was developed. With time that structure became inadequate and a more institutionalized one was needed. It was when Polish Buddhist Union was founded.
The Union is an official inter-church alliance registered by the Religions Department of the Office of the Council of Ministers on May 9, 1995.



The members of the Union:


  • Związek Buddyjski Tradycji Karma Kamtzang - representing Karma Kagju Tibetan Buddhism traditions
  • Szkoła Zen Kwan Um - representing Korean Buddhism traditions
  • Związek Buddyjski Khordong - representing TibetanBuddhism traditions
  • Buddyjska Wspólnota Zen Kannon - representing Japanese Buddhism traditions
  • Stowarzyszenie Buddyjskie Zen Sangha „Kandzeon” - representing Japanese Buddhism traditions
  • Wspólnota Dzogczen - representing Njingma Tibetan Buddhism traditions
  • Związek Buddystów Zen „Bodhidharma” - representing Japanese Buddhism traditions
  • Związek Buddystów Czan - representing Chinese Buddhism traditions











Polish Buddhist Union under the aegis of His Holiness the Dalai Lama

The Residence:

4 Grabnik St

96-313 Jaktorów (next to Warsaw)



contact details:

tel: +48 (022) 211 37 51 (call 10.00 a.m. - 1.00 p.m. and 2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m., except Mondays)

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