Our people

Carumani - I have been involved at the Centre for the past ten years. After retiring from teaching in 2007 and I became a member of the Centre Council. I also take pleasure in supporting the Newcomers' Evening and the Women's Mitra Study.

Swadipa - since retiring from the NHS I have had much more time for the Dharma, the Centre, and of course yachting! I am the Secretary of the Centre Council and look after the fabric of the building. I support various classes as and when required, and lead a meditation class on Wednesday mornings.

Jnanamitra - I was ordained in 1991 and looking for a pioneering situation, I moved to ipswich the following year. I worked in the Evolution shop for 8 years and then established the first Buddhist Centre in Ipswich in the Thoroughfare. I have also been active in establishing Buddhafield East outdoor activities and I am an amateur potter. I am particularly interested in the ways we deepen our meditation practice.

Dayasara - Dayasara leads the Tuesday lunchtime class, and enjoys Buddhist festivals and many other events around the Buddhist Centre. He has a particular interest in early Buddhism, in links between Buddhism and Western culture and arts, and in care work as a form of spiritual practice.

Buddhasiha - My name means 'He who is a lion of the Buddha'; which I received on a 4 month ordination retreat in 2009. My passion is to bring my practice of Buddhism into my working life as manager of the Ipswich Evolution shop, helping to create a place where Buddhists can come to deepen their practice of the Dharma. I support study days, sangha evenings and the monthly practice night.

Ariyanivata- I was ordained in 2016 and my name means 'He of noble humility. A native of Ipswich, I started attending the Centre in 2006 and became a member of the Centre Council as Secretary in 2011. I support the early morning meditation sessions, the Tuesday lunchtime class and Sangha retreats and enjoy my involvement with many Centre activities on almost daily basis.

Atapini -I was ordained on a 3 month retreat in Spain, in 2007. Post-ordination, I continued at the Cardiff Buddhist Centre, where I was involved in teaching the Dharma and meditation. I also helped develop a range of activities to support the Sangha. I have been in Ipswich since February 2017, as part-time volunteer co-ordinator. I am an experienced secular Mindfulness Trainer and teacher. I also work for Triratna's development team. My present working life, reflects my current path of work and communication as practice.