Following yesterday’s briefing by the Prime Minister, we have decided to close the Ipswich Buddhist Centre to the public, with immediate effect, until at least end of April. We will of course update you as more government advice is given. If you are currently booked on a course which falls during this initial closure period, we will be contacting you to discuss the options available to you.
Practising mindfulness, loving-kindness and patience (kshanti) during these times of crisis is ultimately what supports us to stay emotionally positive. This positivity enables us to be of help to those who require our assistance and consideration. Exemplifying the Buddhist practice of mindfulness as we go about our daily routines, such as carefully washing our hands and not touching our face, providing an example to others as well as keeping us safe.
The Centre, its Council and class leaders are committed to continuing to share our teachings and practices with you during this challenging period – and will be offering an online programme of events for you to participate in. In the coming days, you’ll be able to access online your Mitra Study groups and regular meditation and teaching sessions. Visit our website and sign up to our newsletter to stay informed.
The Buddha taught that we are deeply interconnected in seen and unseen ways. This virus has affected us all and we as a community continue to send our well-wishing and care to all those throughout the world who have been severely affected by the virus.
From Bodhivamsa and all at the Ipswich Buddhist Centre