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Three Jewels Night

An evening of talks, ritual and the opportunity to connect with sangha friends. Suitable for anyone who is new to ritual, as well as seasoned practitioners. Arrive from 6.30pm for tea and the chance to socialise.

Every Tuesday, 7 – 9pm

By donation

CATALYST - Engaging the Heart and the Imagination

In this monthly event we explore the truth of the Dharma through our connections with the Arts and Imagination.

7 - 9pm on Saturdays once a month on the following dates:

No May gathering (postponed), 8 June

Open to all

By donation

Women's Dharma Workshop

The WDW is a creative exploration of the dharma by women at the Norwich Buddhist Centre to deepen our practice and friendships. The group is open to all women who regularly attend the Centre.

Sat 4 May: Nature Walk with Fin Duncan

10.30am - 12.30pm at Strumpshaw RSPB reserve

Meet at the visitor centre at Strumpshaw RSPB reserve at 10.30am prompt. Walk to finish at 12.30pm. Bring binoculars, waterproofs (weather dependant), walking boots or sturdy shoes. Simple refreshments provided. For details of walking to the reserve (1.4miles) if arriving by train or bus at Brundall, go to: https://www.rspb.org.uk/reserves-and-events/reserv...

We will start with a short sit to experience the sounds and smells around us before making our transition into the wilds, leaving city life behind. Then a gentle walk enjoying, with all our senses, the burgeoning nature and signs of Spring bursting forth. BOOKING ESSENTIAL - contact the centre and let them know if you need a lift or can offer others a lift. Cars will leave centre at 9.45am prompt.

NB: Please be aware that to enter the reserve a railway line must be crossed on foot so please take care.

RSPB members free. Non- members £4.50

15 June: 2 - 4pm 'The Path of the Spiritual Warrioress' - Part silent walk with ritual along part of Boudicca’s Way. With Nicole Bayes and Catherine Ward. Directions: Meet at Iceni Village car park NR14 8QN next to the church (Take 87 Bus from the bus station, ask for Caistor hall bus stop, a 15 min bus ride – get off there for a 5 min walk straight up the hill to the car park). Lifts may be possible. Please book at the Centre. By donation.

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Men's Buddhist Workshop

Monthly Saturday morning sessions open to all men. An opportunity for men to get together and explore and practise meditation and Buddhism. There is no charge for this. By donation.

Last Saturnday of each month
10am - 12.30pm

2019 dates: 26 Jan, 23 Feb, 30 Mar, 27 April, 25 May, 29 June

Green Buddha Group

Fri 12 April
7 - 9pm

The Green Buddha group will be meeting at Norwich Buddhist Centre on Friday 12 April from 7 to 9pm to meditate together, discuss some dharma, reflect on the ecological and climate crisis and share ideas for creative responses. This month we will take a look at the Bodhisattva ideal and explore how this can inspire us as we try to relate to the suffering in the world. Led by Marisa and Sarvananda. All welcome.

By donation.

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Buddha Day Festival

Sun 19 May

10.00am - 4pm
at Saccaka's place, Forncett St Mary, near Long Stratton

The most important festival in the Buddhist year: a chance to come together to celebrate the founder of Buddhism and his liberating enlightenment. A day of meditation, talks, ritual and celebration.

All welcome.

Please bring vegetarian, ideally vegan, lunch to share

By donation

Creative Writing Day

Sun 23 June

10am - 4pm

Sharpen your quills...Satyagita will be leading another creative writing day. The session will include warm-up writing exercises in the morning – nothing too strenuous – and then possibly a writing marathon in the afternoon, or more exercises, depending on how warmed-up people feel. The writing we will be doing is for your eyes only and does not have to be read out (though you may want to).

Led by Satyagita

£30 / £22

Please bring vegetarian, ideally vegan, lunch to share