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: 5th Oct 2015


Thurs 8th 19:30 - sangha night.

Sat 10th 10:00-16:00 A day for all women to be led by Vajragupta and Srivandana on Machig Labdron. Bring veggie lunch to share.

Sun 11th 09:30-16:00 Into Great Silence. A day of silent practice - meditation and reflection - a chance to take your meditation deeper. Bring veggie food to share for the silent lunch.

Thurs 15th 19:30 Sangha Night - 'Part 3 course' - The Twelve links with Amoghavajra.

Fri 16th-Sun 18th - Autumn Sangha retreat at Ringsfield Hall, please book now via Swadipa or Paul King. Theme - A Stream of Stars - talks from Advayamati, Harshaprabha, Swadipa, Carumani and Amoghavajra, exploring the inspiration that we draw from our favourite Buddhist Texts.

Thurs 22nd 19:30 Sangha Night 'Part 3 course' - The Spiral Path with Amoghavajra.

Thurs 29th 19:30 Sangha Night.

Sat 31st 09:30 prompt start - until 12noon. Meditation cafe for those who can meditate for 40mins. A spooky meditation cafe for All Hallows Eve, on the klesha of passion/attachment/ craving. Please book if you can.

Fridays 20:00-21:00 Eight Step Recovery meeting (Mindfulness for Health link left).


Thurs 5th 19:30 Sangha Night - Mitra ceremonies.

21st - 28th International Urban Retreat Living in the Greater Mandala. Starting 3pm on Sat 21st Nov, it'll include 2 full days Sun 22nd and Sat 28th, with a full programme of events in between - more info soon.

Sun 29th - Sangha Day.

Fridays 20:00-21:00 Eight Step Recovery meeting (Mindfulness for Health link left).


12th-13th 10:30-17:00 Sagaramati Study Weekend on the Reverence Sutta, the Four Nibbana Udanas from the Udana, and one from the Itivuttaka. Open to All, for one day or both. Suggested donation £ 12/8. Bring veggie lunch to share.

Fridays 20:00-21:00 Eight Step Recovery meeting (Mindfulness for Health link left).