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.
So you think you know about Buddhism?
"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.
Updated: 3rd Dec 2013
Thurs 5th 19:30 Sangha night: Meditation and mantra, with Victoria, Paul Atkin, Avril and Swadipa.
6th-13th Sangha Retreat.
Sat 7th 10:00-12noon the penultimate Purls of Wisdom.
Thurs 12th 19:30 Sangha night with Harshaprabha.
Sat 14th 09:30-12noon Meditation Cafe with Srivandana.
Thurs 19th 19:30 A mitra ceremony for Michael Smith - sadhu!
Tues 24th 19:30 and Weds 25th 11:30 The annual "Dark & Light" rituals in Nacton Woods, with Jnanamitra. Meeting in the car park behind the Shell Garage on the Felixstowe side of the Orwell Bridge (A14 westbound). Whatever the weather.
Thurs 26th 19:30 Boxing Day - Solstice Puja.
Fri 27th 19:30 Aksobhya Puja.
Thurs 2nd 19:30 Sangha night: New Year Celebration with Jnanamitra.
Sat 4th 10:00-12noon the final Purls of Wisdom.
Sat 4th 12noon-16:00 Open Day (see button to left).
Thurs 9th 19:30 Sangha night with Dayasara entitled Buddhist Based Care Services - what happens next?
Thurs 16th 19:30 Sangha night: Vimalasara will be presenting an introduction to her '8 Step Recovery Programme'.
View her TedX talk for a flavour of what to expect
Sun 19th 17:00-19:00 Bodhicitta and confession - the first of a series of study sessions for women mitras on the Bodhicaryavatara with Carol and Victoria.
Thurs 23rd 19:30 Satipatthana Sutta with Swadipa and others.
Sun 26th Study session for women mitras on the Bodhicaryavatara with Carol and Victoria. 'Drop-in' no need to book.
Sun 2nd, 9th and 16th Study sessions for women mitras on the Bodhicaryavatara with Carol and Victoria. 'Drop-in' no need to book.