The Uganda Buddhist Centre (UBC) is the first and only Buddhist Centre in Uganda founded by Venerable Bhante Buddharakkhita on April 10, 2005. The Center was created to introduce and preserve the Buddha’s teachings within the context of African culture.
The Center is seated on two acres of land in Bulega, Garuga, Entebbe (about 5 km off Kampala-Entebbe Highway). UBC is open to all people who wish to cultivate peace, harmony and happiness.
Programs and ceremonies organized at the centre are offered to the public free of charge, reflecting its commitment to universal access to Dhamma.
The Centre also houses a Buddha statue called “Mirembe” Buddha, which means “Peace” Buddha in the local Luganda language. This statue is made of brass and weighs 103 kilograms. It was donated by a group of generous devotees from Thailand. The statue has distinctive African facial features symbolizing the dawn of the Buddha’s message of peace to Africa, which has, in the past, been torn by wars and political problems.
UBC has since attracted individuals from diverse backgrounds including local and foreigners.
The Center has built three historic objects; the temple, sima, and a small Stupa standing on the side of the main temple.
Peace for All
To preserve and teach the original teachings of the Buddha, spread Buddhist culture of peace within the African cultural context, and develop the leading center for Buddhist study and research in Africa.