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: 6th Feb 2018

Newcomers: every Weds 19:30 until 21:30 and every Sat 10:30 until 12:30.

LGBTQIA inclusive.


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 18:45-20:00
8 Step Recovery Meeting

Feb 2018

Fri 9th 19:30-21:15 Practice Night: All-Distinguishing Wisdom with Shubha

Thurs 8th 19:30-21:30 Sangha Night: Vajrasattva with Dayasara

Sat 10th 10:30-16:00 Open Day - all welcome

Thurs 8th 19:30-21:30 Sangha Night: Mitra ceremonies

Fri 16th 19:30-21:15 Practice Night: Meditating at the Parinirvana with Amoghavajra

Sat 17th 10:00-16:00 Introductory Day - all welcome - with Ariyanivata and Amoghavajra

Sun 18th 10:30-16:30 Parinirvana Festival Day

Weds 21st 19:30-21:30 Start of 6 week beginners' course. (see Classes page)

Thurs 22nd 19:30-21:30 Sangha Night: Meditation

Fri 23rd 19:30-21:15 Practice Night: The Buddha's Qualities with Carumani

Mar 2018

Fri 2nd 19:30-21:15 Practice Night: Shubha introduces Amoghasiddhi's Wisdom

4th Mindfulness & integration retreat day with Bodhivamsa

Fri 9th 19:30-21:15 No Class: Sangha Retreat

9-11th Sangha retreat with Shubha and Harshaprabha

Apr 2018

1st Order/Mitra day

Sun 22nd A women's day with Parami ( BOOK HERE)

May 2018

6th Metta & Positive emotion retreat day with Bodhivamsa

Sun 20th 10:00-12:30 Women's morning

Jun 2018

3rd Buddha Festival Day

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

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