The African Buddhist Union (ABU) is an umbrella non-profit organization headquartered at the Uganda Buddhist Centre for African Buddhists, African Buddhists in diaspora, and friends of African Buddhists.
The dawn of the African Buddhist Union can be best described as an event of a great immensity in the evolution of Buddhism in the African society. On 2nd November, 2015 Bhante Buddharakkhita fronted the formation of an Africa Buddhist Union to operate as an umbrella for all Africa Buddhist organizations and individual Buddhists in Africa.
ABU brings together 54 member countries. It offers membership to both Buddhist organizations and individuals of all Buddhist traditions in Africa in the spirit of preserving the Buddha’s teaching and strengthening spiritual friendship in the context of African wisdom and culture.
ABU envisions fellowship of African Buddhists and promotion of the Buddha’s teaching in the African community.
To cultivate a spirit of mutual friendship and good fellowship among African Buddhists through activities such as study of Dhamma, practice of meditation and promotion of Buddhist ethics and values for social action.