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With the Centre closed our dharma practice at home has taken on a larger importance.For the time being, we can’t share our practice as easily but we can share the

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First retreat

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

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India Pilgrimage 2021

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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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Chairman’s Message – March

Recently we celebrated Parinirvana day at the Centre. It is one of our main festivals and many people attended filling the Centre with life and energy. It seems strange to

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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

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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

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The Breath by Vessantra

Sheena has written a review of ‘The Breath’ by Vessantara. You can find the book in the Ipswich Buddhist Centre (IBC) shop. Vessantara is one of my favourite Triratna authors.

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Chairman’s message

It is now December, the time of the winter festival.  A festival that has been appropriated by many religions but comes from simpler, ancient times to mark the turning point

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