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Generosity is a central Buddhist practice

The Ipswich Buddhist Centre offers something that is priceless: the teachings of the Buddha in a supportive context. Many of us have benefited immensely from these teachings and are inspired to pass them on.

Our aim is to generate a culture of generosity that will pervade the community because if we want to change the world we need to think more in terms of contributing than consuming. So, rather than charge directly, we ask you to contribute however you can.

Giving financially

Our routine classes are offered free of charge however the Centre needs funds to run. To give you an idea, it costs about £100 a day to run The  Centre. All of this comes from donations.

People coming to The Centre sometimes can’t afford to give financially and, if that is the case for you at the moment, we still very much welcome you.

Our bedrock is the monthly income from a regular payment. It really helps us if you can give that way.

Monthly or one-off donations by PayPal or card

You don’t need a PayPal account to give by card using this button. You can use it to make one-off or monthly donations. It also allows Gift-aid.

A monthly donation makes a huge difference

Our core income is from monthly payments by people who make regular use of The Centre. If this is you please be sure to contribute. Thank you.

As a guide

  • £15 per month – regular contributions are really appreciated
  • £30 per month – covers the basic cost of someone attending regularly
  • £50 per month – covers the basic cost of a Mitra attending The Centre
  • £100 per month will run The Centre for a day

Please boost your donation with Gift Aid

As a registered charity, your donations are worth an extra 25% to us if you Gift Aid them. The Donate buttons on this page allow Gift-aid but if giving by another means please use our Gift Aid Form

Pay for something you have bought.

The ‘Donate’ buttons are for giving only including donating towards the cost of providing classes. To pay for something like a book or T’shirt please go to ‘PAY FOR SOMETHING’.

To pay for a ticketed event, course or retreat please go to the relevant event page.


The Buddhist word ‘Dana’ means generosity. Generosity is a simple and effective means to go beyond oneself and is an essential part of Buddhist practice.

A lasting legacy

Remembering the Ipswich Buddhist Centre in your Will is a really powerful way of supporting The Centre’s work. These gifts, in particular, help The Centre to grow and develop extending its reach for future generations.

When you are next renewing your Will please help carry the Dharma forward in Ipswich and Suffolk by remembering the Buddhist Centre. 

Go here for specific guidance on leaving a legacy for the future work of our Centre.

Our charity is called ‘Triratna Buddhist Community (Ipswich)’. 

Charity No. 1180271

The Centre needs time, skills, friendship & finance

To see how you can contribute just ask someone at a class that seems to be doing that. Maybe they are running or supporting a class or making the tea.

Also check out our newsletter and Facebook for current opportunities to help.