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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: 17th May 2016

May

Thurs 19th 19:30 Sangha night -Mantra and meditation with Sanghajata.

Sat 21st 18:15 A Curry and poetry evening. Doors open 18:15, 18:30 curry, 19:30 a chance to share poetry that inspires you or penned by you. (Please prebook your curry with Jo/kitchen list.)

Sun 22nd 10:00-17:00 Buddha day.
10:15 Intro to day
10:30 meditations, readings, chantings with light offerings led by Shubha
11:40 tea
12noon talk by Dayasara
13:00 lunch, bring veggie food to share
14:00 Surprise dedication with offerings from the children's sangha
14:30 meditation
15:15 tea
15:45 puja
16:45 clear-up.

Thurs 26th 19:30 Sangha night - a mitra ceremony for Ally, Jo and Beth.

Fri 27th 19:30 Puja night to Vairocana with Buddhasiha.

Sat 28th 09:00-12:30 Women's Sangha Morning 09:00 Optional meditation, or arrive 10am for 10:30 talk by Mosaic and discussion.

27-29th Men's camping weekend in Norfolk.

Sun 29th Sangha trip to the opening of the new Vajrasana Centre, near Walsham le Willows.

Thurs 30th 19:30 Sangha Night - Devamitra introduces his new book 'Confessions of a Transvestite Buddhist'.

Fridays 19:45-21:15 (til 20:45 on 27th) Eight Step Recovery meeting (Mindfulness for Health link left).

Jun

Thurs 2nd 19:30 Sangha Night - Ratnaguna introduces his new book 'Great Faith, Great Wisdom'.

Sat 4th 13:00-15:00 Young Buddhists' meeting - Pleasure and pain (see link left for more info).

Weds 8th 19:30 Start of part II Buddhism and Meditation course.

Thur 9th 12:0-13:00 Yoga class starts, initially 6 week series with Angie Lee Foster.

Thurs 9th 19:30 Sangha Night - BAM Buddhist Action Month.

Thurs 16th 19:30 Sangha Night - BAM Buddhist Action Month.

Thurs 23rd 19:30 Sangha Night - BAM Buddhist Action Month.

Fri 24th 19:30 Puja night.

Sat 25th 09:00-17:00 Women's Sangha Day 09:00 Optional meditation, or arrive 10am for 10:30 talk and discussion with Dhammamegha.

Sun 26th 10:00-16:00 Men's day with Dayasara on the Brahmajala sutta.

Fridays 19:45-21:15 (til 20:45 on 24th) Eight Step Recovery meeting (Mindfulness for Health link left).

Jul

Sat 2nd 13:00-15:00 Young Buddhists' meeting - Fame and infamy (see link left for more info).

Sun 17th Dharma day with Dhammadasin.

Sat 23rd 09:00-12:30 Women's Sangha Morning 09:00 Optional meditation, or arrive 10am for 10:30 talk and discussion.

Fri 27th 19:30 Puja night .

Sat 30th 10:00-16:00 Men's day.

Sun 31st Jewelquest Day on Pratitya Samutpada - for Women who have asked for ordination.

Fridays 19:45-21:15 (til 20:45 on 29th) Eight Step Recovery meeting (Mindfulness for Health link left).

Aug

Sat 6th 13:00-15:00 Young Buddhists' meeting - Loss and gain with Amalasiddhi (see link left for more info).

Fri 26th 19:30 Puja night.

Sun 30th 10:00-16:00 Men's day.

Fridays 19:45-21:15 (til 20:45 on 26th) Eight Step Recovery meeting (Mindfulness for Health link left).

Sep

Sat 3rd 13:00-15:00 Young Buddhists' meeting - praise and blame (see link left for more info).

Sat 10th hopefully a tea ceremony day with Prabasvara.

Sun 11th Padmasambhava day.

Sun 25th 10:00-16:00 Order and Mitra Day.

Fri 30th 19:30 Puja night.

Fridays 19:45-21:15 (til 20:45 on 30th) Eight Step Recovery meeting (Mindfulness for Health link left).

Oct

Sat 1st 13:00-15:00 Young Buddhists' meeting - Hindrances in meditation (see link left for more info).

7th-9th Jewelquest Weekend at Ringsfield for Women who have asked for ordination in the region.

Fri 28th 19:30 Puja night.

Sun 30th 10:00-16:00 Men's day.

Fridays 19:45-21:15 (til 20:45 on 28th) Eight Step Recovery meeting (Mindfulness for Health link left).

Nov

Sat 5th 13:00-15:00 Young Buddhists' meeting - Hindrances in daily life (see link left for more info).

11th-13th Sangha Retreat at Vajrasana.

13th Sangha day.

Fri 25th 19:30 Puja night.

Sat 26th 09:00-17:00 Women's Sangha Day 09:00 Optional meditation, or arrive 10am for 10:30 talk and discussion with Candraprabha.

Sun 27th 10:00-16:00 Men's day.

Fridays 19:45-21:15 (til 20:45 on 25th) Eight Step Recovery meeting (Mindfulness for Health link left).

Dec

Sat 3rd 13:00-15:00 Young Buddhists' meeting (see link left for more info).

Sat 17th 09:00-12:30 Women's Sangha Morning 09:00 Optional meditation, or arrive 10am for 10:30 talk and discussion.

Sun 18th 10:00-16:00 Men's day.

Fri 30th 19:30 Puja night.

Fridays 19:45-21:15 (til 20:45 on 30th) Eight Step Recovery meeting (Mindfulness for Health link left).