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Welcome to the Ipswich Buddhist Centre

Whether you are looking for a little more peace of mind and inner calm or, perhaps you want to pursue an interest in Buddhism, there are meditation classes, study groups, day and weekend retreats, run by the Ipswich Buddhist Centre which will support you.

Introductory Classes are welcoming and informal and no experience is necessary - simply turn up!

Details of our Introductory Classes and Courses can be found on our Classes page.

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So you think you know about Buddhism?
Think again!

"Buddhism is just about learning how to meditate to calm the mind and be more peaceful - right? "
No!... though this is likely to happen if you learn to meditate with us, and you are welcome to come along to the centre and just learn meditation, but Buddhism is about having the courage to fully challenge and change yourself. Come along and learn how to transform your life and our world.

Upcoming events

Updated: 12th January 2016

Jan

Thurs 14th 18:00-19:00 AGM.

Thurs 14th 19:30 Sangha night, ceremony for handover of the role of Women's Mitra Convenor from Jnanamitra to Carumani. Also review of the year and Q&As.

Sat 23rd 09:00-12:30 Women's Sangha Morning 09:00 Optional meditation, or arrive 10am for 10:30 talk and discussion. This year we will be sharing verses from the Dhammapada and Jnanamitra will start by giving us an Introduction.

Fri 29th 19:30 Puja night.

Sun 31st 10:00-16:00 Men's day - What inspires us - being arranged by Andy Madel.

Fridays 19:45-21:15 (til 20:45 on 29th) Eight Step Recovery meeting (Mindfulness for Health link left).

Feb

Sat 6th 13:00-15:00 Young Buddhists' meeting - Faith in Buddhism with Buddhasiha (see link left for more info).

Sun 7th 10:00-12noon Children's Sunday Dharma mornings with Avril and Katherine, there will be reading of stories, colouring, meditation short pujas with chanting and drums. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please come along and have fun.

Sun 14th Parinirvana day.

Sun 21st 10:00-16:00 Men's day with Buddhasiha on the Tiratana Vandana.

Weds 24th 19:30 Start of part II Buddhism and Meditation course.

Fri 26th 19:30 Puja night.

Sat 27th 09:00-17:-00 Women's Sangha Day 09:00 Optional meditation, or arrive 10am for 10:30 talk and discussion with a visiting Order Member.

Fridays 19:45-21:15 (til 20:45 on 26th) Eight Step Recovery meeting (Mindfulness for Health link left).

Mar

Sat 5th 13:00-15:00 Young Buddhists' meeting - Hatred/Aversion with Ed (see link left for more info).

Fri 25th 19:30 Puja night.

Sat 26th 09:00-12:30 Women's Sangha Morning 09:00 Optional meditation, or arrive 10am for 10:30 talk and discussion.

Sun 27th 10:00-16:00 Men's day.

Fridays 19:45-21:15 (til 20:45 on 25th) Eight Step Recovery meeting (Mindfulness for Health link left).

Apr

Sat 2nd 13:00-15:00 Young Buddhists' meeting - Craving/Greed with Rosa (see link left for more info).

Weds 13th 19:30 Start of a part I Buddhism and Meditation course.

24th 10:00-16:00 Order and Mitra day.

Fri 29th 19:30 Puja night.

Fridays 19:45-21:15 (til 20:45 on 29th) Eight Step Recovery meeting (Mindfulness for Health link left).

May

Sat 7th 13:00-15:00 Young Buddhists' meeting - Ignorance with Mosaic (see link left for more info).

Fri 13-Sun 15th Sangha Retreat at Ringsfield.

Sat 21st Buddha day.

Fri 27th 19:30 Puja night.

Sat 28th 09:00-12:30 Women's Sangha Morning 09:00 Optional meditation, or arrive 10am for 10:30 talk and discussion.

Sun 29th Men's camping weekend in Norfolk.

Fridays 19:45-21:15 (til 20:45 on 27th) Eight Step Recovery meeting (Mindfulness for Health link left).

Jun

Sat 4th 13:00-15:00 Young Buddhists' meeting - Pleasure and pain (see link left for more info).

Weds 8th 19:30 Start of part II Buddhism and Meditation course.

Fri 24th 19:30 Puja night.

Sat 25th 09:00-17:00 Women's Sangha Day 09:00 Optional meditation, or arrive 10am for 10:30 talk and discussion with a visiting Order Member.

Sun 26th 10:00-16:00 Men's day with Dayasara on the Brahmajala sutta.

Fridays 19:45-21:15 (til 20:45 on 24th) Eight Step Recovery meeting (Mindfulness for Health link left).

Jul

Sat 2nd 13:00-15:00 Young Buddhists' meeting - Fame and infamy (see link left for more info).

Sun 17th Dharma day.

Sat 23rd 09:00-12:30 Women's Sangha Morning 09:00 Optional meditation, or arrive 10am for 10:30 talk and discussion.

Fri 29th 19:30 Puja night.

Sat 30th 10:00-16:00 Men's day.

Sun 31st Jewelquest Day on Pratitya Samutpada - for Women who have asked for ordination.

Fridays 19:45-21:15 (til 20:45 on 29th) Eight Step Recovery meeting (Mindfulness for Health link left).

Aug

Sat 6th 13:00-15:00 Young Buddhists' meeting - Loss and gain (see link left for more info).

Fri 26th 19:30 Puja night.

Sun 30th 10:00-16:00 Men's day.

Fridays 19:45-21:15 (til 20:45 on 26th) Eight Step Recovery meeting (Mindfulness for Health link left).

Sep

Sat 3rd 13:00-15:00 Young Buddhists' meeting - praise and blame (see link left for more info).

Sun 11th Padmasambhava day.

Sun 25th 10:00-16:00 Order and Mitra Day.

Fri 30th 19:30 Puja night.

Fridays 19:45-21:15 (til 20:45 on 30th) Eight Step Recovery meeting (Mindfulness for Health link left).

Oct

Sat 1st 13:00-15:00 Young Buddhists' meeting - Hindrances in meditation (see link left for more info).

7th-9th Jewelquest Weekend at Ringsfield for Women who have asked for ordination in the region.

Fri 28th 19:30 Puja night.

Sun 30th 10:00-16:00 Men's day.

Fridays 19:45-21:15 (til 20:45 on 28th) Eight Step Recovery meeting (Mindfulness for Health link left).

Nov

Sat 5th 13:00-15:00 Young Buddhists' meeting - Hindrances in daily life (see link left for more info).

11th-13th Sangha Retreat at Vajrasana.

13th Sangha day.

Fri 25th 19:30 Puja night.

Sat 26th 09:00-17:00 Women's Sangha Day 09:00 Optional meditation, or arrive 10am for 10:30 talk and discussion with visiting Order Member.

Sun 27th 10:00-16:00 Men's day.

Fridays 19:45-21:15 (til 20:45 on 25th) Eight Step Recovery meeting (Mindfulness for Health link left).

Dec

Sat 3rd 13:00-15:00 Young Buddhists' meeting (see link left for more info).

Sat 17th 09:00-12:30 Women's Sangha Morning 09:00 Optional meditation, or arrive 10am for 10:30 talk and discussion.

Sun 18th 10:00-16:00 Men's day.

Fri 30th 19:30 Puja night.

Fridays 19:45-21:15 (til 20:45 on 30th) Eight Step Recovery meeting (Mindfulness for Health link left).