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First retreat

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Wendie reports on her experience of the Spring Sangha Retreat 2020 This retreat at Vajrasana was my first Buddhist retreat. I was full of anticipation as I didn’t quite know what to expect. What I found was a modern retreat centre set in beautiful open countryside full of spring-time flowers.… Read More »First retreat

India Pilgrimage 2021

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Plans are progressing for the Sangha pilgrimage to Buddhist sites in India in 2021. So far 26 people have expressed an interest in the pilgrimage in late-January/February which could last up to three weeks (with possible two week option). With the uncertainty prompted by the choronovirus outbreak, no financial commitments… Read More »India Pilgrimage 2021

Buddhist Action Month

June is Buddhist Action Month during which Buddhists in various parts of the world unite to step-up their social action and care for the environment. The theme for 2020 is ‘…For The Earth’. You can find out more here BAM 2020 Dayasara is leading the planning for this initiative for… Read More »Buddhist Action Month

Events move online

Events at The Centre may be on hold for now but there are still plenty of opportunities to deepen our engagement with the Sangha and our appreciation of the Dharma. Most study groups and some classes and courses are now meeting online using the Zoom or JitSi video conferencing platforms.… Read More »Events move online

Coronavirus Buddhism Ipswich

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… Read More »Coronavirus Buddhism Ipswich

Friends Night Thursdays

I am pleased to let the Sangha know that there will soon be the revival of what was once known as Sangha Night. This time round on a Thursday night the plan is to call it ‘Friends Night’. Why Friends Night!? Friendship and spiritual friendship plays a very big part… Read More »Friends Night Thursdays

Contexts for Intensity

I have just returned from the European Chairs’ convention at Adhisthana.  This is a twice yearly event where over 50 chairs of Centres around Europe come together to share ideas and discuss Centre related matters. This meeting was special in that we set the priorities for the next 3 to… Read More »Contexts for Intensity

Sangha Retreat

Going on retreat can be a life changing event, even if it is only for a weekend. Last weekend we held our winter Sangha retreat in the beautiful Vajrasana. This retreat was a little special as we managed to have Paramananda lead the retreat. Paramananda is well known for his… Read More »Sangha Retreat