Welcome to the Ipswich Buddhist Centre

Whether you are looking for a little more peace of mind and inner calm or, perhaps you want to pursue an interest in Buddhism, there are meditation classes, study groups, day and weekend retreats, run by the Ipswich Buddhist Centre which will support you.

Introductory Classes are welcoming and informal and no experience is necessary - simply turn up!

Details of our Introductory Classes and Courses can be found on our Classes page.

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Twitter link: @IpsBuddhist

So you think you know about Buddhism?
Think again!

"Buddhism is just about learning how to meditate to calm the mind and be more peaceful - right? "
No!... though this is likely to happen if you learn to meditate with us, and you are welcome to come along to the centre and just learn meditation, but Buddhism is about having the courage to fully challenge and change yourself. Come along and learn how to transform your life and our world.

Upcoming events

Updated: 21st Jan 2018

Newcomers: every Weds 19:30 until 21:30 and every Sat 10:30 until 12:30.

LGBTQIA inclusive.


Wednesdays 19:30-21:30 Newcomers

Thursdays 19:30-21:30 Sangha Night (regulars)

Fridays 19:30-21:15 Practice night (regulars)

Saturdays 10:30-12:30 Newcomers.

Sundays 18:45-20:00
8 Step Recovery Meeting.

Jan 2018

Thurs 25th 19:30-21:30 Sangha Night: Jnanamitra leads a Buddha Mandala puja

Fri 26th 19:30-21:15 Practice Night: Wisdom of Sameness with Shubha

Sun 28th Men's meditation day

Tues 30th 19:30-21:30 Order / Mitra meeting, 19:00 for chanting.

Feb 2018

18th Parinirvana Festival Day

21st 19:15-21:30 Start of 6 week beginners' course. (see Classes page)

Mar 2018

4th Mindfulness & integration retreat day with Bodhivamsa

9-11th Sangha retreat

Apr 2018

1st Order/Mitra day

Sun 22nd A women's day with Parami ( BOOK HERE)

May 2018

6th Metta & Positive emotion retreat day with Bodhivamsa

Sun 20th 10:00-12:30 Women's morning

Jun 2018

3rd Buddha Festival Day

Sun 17th 10:00-12:30 Women's morning

24th Spiritual Death retreat day with Bodhivamsa

Jul 2018

Sun 15th Jewelquest Day for women who have asked for ordination

Sun 22nd A women's day with Kamalamati

29th Dharma Festival Day

Aug 2018

12th Spiritual Rebirth retreat day with Bodhivamsa

Sep 2018

14th-16th Sangha retreat

23rd Padmasambhava Festival Day

Oct 2018

7th Oct Practice retreat day with Bodhivamsa

Nov 2018

11th Order/Mitra day

25th Sangha Festival Day

Dec 2018

Sun 9th A women's day