About Us

The first Theravada Buddhist temple in western Pennsylvania, the Pittsburgh Buddhist Center (PBC) was established on Sept. 6, 2006 to serve the needs of Buddhists and friends of Buddhism in the greater Pittsburgh region.

Theravada is the oldest surviving Buddhist tradition. Its teachings are based on the early discourses of the Buddha preserved in Pali language. Theravada has been practiced in Sri Lanka, Thailand, Burma, Cambodia and Laos for centuries. It is also practiced in several other parts of Asia.

PBC conducts meditation sessions, religious discussions, Buddhism and language classes for children, and a monthly program that includes a lecture by a Buddhist scholar

PBC welcomes your participation in its activities, as well as your private visits to the temple. The temple is open to people of all religions. All events, unless otherwise noted, are free to the public. Children are welcome.