Buddhism / Events

Three Jewels Night

An evening of talks, ritual and the opportunity to connect with sangha friends. In July Three Jewels night begins a new series: ‘Training the mind in meditation’. The four stages of the mindfulness of breathing and the five of the metta bhavana are the bare bones of our meditation practice. We deepen and keep alive our practice by exploring the nature of awareness and hearing some of the teachings the Buddha gave about how to work in meditation. Led by Aryadhi, Bodhivajra, Sujana and Vajragupta.

Arrive from 6.30pm for tea and the chance to socialise.

Every Tuesday, 7 – 9pm

Donations welcomed

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:

14 July, 11 Aug, 15 Sep, 13 Oct, 10 Nov, 8 Dec

Please note - June's event has been cancelled and will not be running as initially publicised

Donations welcomed

Women's Dharma Workshop

The WDW is a creative exploration of the dharma by women at the NorwichBuddhist Centre to deepen our practice and friendships. The group isopen to all women who regularly attend the Centre. Suggested donation - £5

Fridays: arrive at 5:30pm for a prompt 6pm start - 7:30pm

Held on: 27 July, 28 Sep, 26 Oct, 30 Nov (No workhop in Aug or Dec)

https://www.facebook.com/Womensdharmaworkshop

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. Donations welcome.

Last Saturnday of each month
10am - 12.30pm

Held on: 26 May, 30 June, 28 July, 25 Aug, 29 Sep, 27 Oct, 24 Nov, 29 Dec

Dharma Day Festival

At Saccaka's barn in South Norfolk - directions available from reception

Sun 29 July
10am - 5pm

One of the most important days in the Buddhist calendar, Dharma Day Festival celebrates the teachings of the Buddha which lead us on a path of liberation. The day will start with a meditation, followed by the chance to warmly welcome back Maitrisimha and Maitrivacca from their 4 month ordination retreat. Afterwards Jnanasalin will be giving a talk on ‘The Nature of the Dharma and How to approach it'. In the afternoon will be launch by Sujana, ‘Towards a Community of Generosity’, and we’ll finish with a puja. A day of inspiration and connection, not to be missed. Led by Kalyanamati & Sinhadakini.

Open to those who are familiar with our two meditation practices and have an interest in Buddhist ritual.

Donations welcome

Please bring vegetarian, ideally vegan, lunch to share

Any help on the day towards tea, putting out lunch or washing up would be very much appreciated. Please let the centre know if you can help.

'Flies, and Buddhas'

Day for all Sangha women at Norwich Buddhist Centre

Sun 5 August
10am - 4pm

‘Where there are humans
you'll find flies,
and Buddhas.’
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A day to share what's alive for us in our practice. In the morning we will be sharing what the 'flies' are in our practice - what it is that gives our practice its edge.. In the afternoon, we will talk about our current inspirations, our 'Buddhas'...music, pictures, poems, paintings, films... so do bring anything you would like to share (you don't have to limit yourself to things which have explicitly Dharmic content). There will also be meditation and a short talk by Satyagita.

As it's summer, we will be breaking with tradition and bringing our own individual picnic lunches which, weather permitting, we can eat together in the cathedral Close. Please also bring something to sit on (fold-up chair or rug). If it's cold or rainy, we can spread our rugs on the floor of the Buddhist centre! Do consider coming. It's a delightful way to spend a summer's day together.

With Satyagita, Shraddhadhi and Sinhadakini

Donations welcomed

Open to all women who are familiar with our two meditation practices

Please sign up for this event with the Centre


Buddhist Centre Open Day

Open to everyone. Visit the centre and have a look around. Try meditation,
listen to talks about Buddhism, drink tea and eat cake.


Sat 15 Sept


10am – 4pm

Padmasambhava Day

At Norwich Buddhist Centre

Tues 18 Sep
6.30pm - 9pm


An evening celebrating the wisdom of Padmasambhava, the lotus-born guru, as a part of Three Jewels Night.

Led by Vajagupta & the Three Jewels Team


Donations welcome

Women's Mitra Morning

Sat 22 Sep

Time TBC

A morning of shared practice and connection for all women mitras at Norwich Buddhist Centre.

Donations welcome

Please sign up for this event with the Centre

Touch and Mindfulness Day

Sun 30 Sep

10am - 4pm

This experiential day will explore the impact of touch on our mind, body and emotions. Shraddhadhi will lead us into an exploration of our relationship with touch; how it is for us to be present and embodied whilst also allowing a connection with others. The day will involve paired and group exercises and led meditations. Led by Shraddhadhi, Rosen Method Practitioner and Workshop teacher.

£30/£25/£17

Please bring vegetarian, ideally vegan, lunch to share

Norwich Jewelquest Day for Women Training for Ordination

Sun 14 Oct

10.30am - 4.15pm

A day for women who have asked for ordination from across the East Anglian region to connect at Norwich Buddhist Centre and explore our practice.

Suggested donation £15 / £10

Please bring a vegetarian lunch to share

Please book with the centre

Sangha Day Festival

At Norwich Buddhist Centre

Sun 25 Nov
10am - 4pm


A day celebrating the Sangha jewel, the spiritual community.

Led by Vajagupta & Satyagita

Please bring vegetarian, ideally vegan, lunch to share
Donations welcome