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Auction of Promises – online

Friday, March 15th @ 7:00 pm 10:00 pm

Help raise funds for Tiratanaloka [Un]limited & Ipswich Buddhist Centre

Your chance to support two amazing causes and also win some awesome experiences and services that are just not available on the high street.

Also, be dazzled by the talented Ipswich Sangha in the half-time entertainment.

The auction catalogue will be published here towards the end of February.

What can you offer?

We need lots of awesome promises to sell so please get your imagination fired-up. Could it be to make a cake, provide a taxi service, wash a car, offer a boat trip, a day’s gardening or de-cluttering, or maybe a craft, tai chi or dance workshop?

All proceeds will be split equally between…

The worldwide Buddhist movement to which Ipswich Buddhist Centre belongs is unique in being the only order to ordain women on the same terms as men.

However, the very small capacity of Tiratanaloka, the ordination retreat centre for women in the UK, makes it impossible for women to progress to ordination at the same rate as men.

The consequent limited number of ordained women across the country, including Ipswich, severely limits the opportunities for women to progress in their spiritual lives. A new Tiratanaloka will transform this.

Phoebe talks about going to Titratanaloka and how long she had to wait to go on retreat.

Over the last 30 years, Ipswich Buddhist Centre has grown from nothing to a thriving spiritual community with its own base.

This has come about through the selfless efforts of hundreds of people taking many tiny steps and occasionally some much bigger strides. It will soon be time to again make a bigger stride to better facilities. Funds raised through the auction of promises will help make sure we are ready when the right opportunity arises.

How to join

You can join the auction on Zoom from 6:45pm. You do not need a ticket. It is free to join.

Meeting ID 817 8045 1141 / Passcode 941887

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I bid?

If can’t join on Zoom for the live auction you will be able to place silent bids via this page once the catalogue is launched. Full explanation of how to bid will be given during the auction.

How do I join the auction?

There is no charge to join. The Zoom link will be published on this page close to the time of the event.

Could I make a donation?

We will provide a mechanism for donating soon. The proceeds from all bids and donations are split 50/50 between the two causes .

If you have a question about this event email


Chief Auctioneer


Intros & Totaliser


Promise Collector


Promise Collector


Bid Spotter & Recorder


Publicity Guy