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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Twitter link: @IpsBuddhist

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: 10th May 2018

LGBTQIA inclusive.


Tuesdays 13:00-13:55 Lunchtime meditation

Wednesdays 07:30-08:30 Morning meditation

Wednesdays 19:30-21:30 Newcomers

Thursdays 19:30-21:30 Sangha Night (regulars)

Fridays 19:30-21:15 Practice night (regulars)

Saturdays 10:30-12:30 Newcomers

Sundays 18:30-20:00
8 Step Recovery Meeting

May 2018

Fri 11th 19:30 - 21:30 Practice Night - the heart sutra with Shubha

Sun 13th 10:30-17:00 Men's Study Day - the discovery of the truth through friendship

Wed 16th 19:30-21:30 Newcomers' Friendship – talking about mysteries

Thu 17th 19:30-21:30 Being socially engaged - what can we do? BAM

Fri 18th 19:30 - 21:30 Practice Night - the heart sutra with Shubha

Sun 20th 10:00-12:30 Women's morning -Sailing the Worldly Winds with Caroline and Shubha

Wed 23rd 19:30-21:30 Newcomers' Myth and ritual – living in the diamond country

Fri 25th 19:30 - 21:30 Practice Night - the heart sutra with Shubha

Thu 24th 19:30-21:30 An evening of meditation - What the Buddha taught.

Wed 30th 19:30-21:30 Newcomers' Wisdom One – the reflective life

Thu 31st 19:30-21:30 Contemporary Issues - How to be a practicing Buddhist in today’s world. Discussion.

Jun 2018

Sat 2nd 13:00-17:00 Yoga and energy balancing workshop with Angie and Avril

Sun 3rd 10:00-17:00 Buddha Festival Day with Bodhivamsa and Dayasara. Bring veggie lunch share. (See poster at centre.)

Thu 7th 19:30-21:30 BAM - Dayasara on compassion, energy and wisdom.

Sat 9th 18:30-22:00 Curry night and Nick and Irene's pilgrimage story fundraiser

Thu 14th 19:30-21:30 Contemporary issues - tramsforming self amd world.

Sun 17th 10:00-12:30 Women's morning with Lake

Thu 21st 19:30-21:30 Summer solstice meditation and chanting

Thu 28th 19:30-21:30 Refuge tree rambles-Akshobya the Blue Buddha of the east.

24th Spiritual Death retreat day with Bodhivamsa

Jul 2018

Sun 15th Jewelquest Day for women who have asked for ordination

Sun 22nd A women's day with Kamalamati

29th Dharma Festival Day

Aug 2018

12th Spiritual Rebirth retreat day with Bodhivamsa

Sep 2018

14th-16th Sangha retreat

23rd Padmasambhava Festival Day

Oct 2018

7th Oct Practice retreat day with Bodhivamsa

Nov 2018

11th Order/Mitra day

25th Sangha Festival Day

Dec 2018

Sun 9th A women's day