The Norwich Buddhist Centre welcomes booked visits from educational and community groups of all ages, from primary and secondary schools to universities, colleges and teacher training groups. We are also happy to visit your school or college and aim to tailor visits to the particular learning needs and interests of your children and students.
There is a suggested donation, for visits to the Buddhist Centre or to your school, of £55 plus any travelling expenses incurred. (And a suggested donation of £110 if we're visiting your school for the whole day). However these are not set fees and shouldn't be prohibitive.
To find out more about arranging a school visit, please:
call: (01603) 627034 or
For Parents & Children
We are not able to offer classes for children but our bookshop stocks books appropriate for children, as well as books on mindful parenting.
At the moment, we do not have a parents group that meets, but there is one that meets at the Ipswich Buddhist Centre on the first Sunday morning of the month. You can read about it below and email Avril at avrilpmiller (at) aol.com for more information.
You may also like to contact Buddhafield, an organisation which holds family events in the Devon countryside.
Finally, we are aware of another Buddhist group in Attleborough that offers activities for children. Whilst we are not affiliated with the group or their teachings, you may be interested in contacting them for further information.
Ipswich Buddhist Centre
Children's Sunday Dharma Morning
On the first Sunday of the month from 10am til 12pm, Katherine, Caleb, Ellen, Sebastian and Avril will be at the Ipswich Buddhist Centre. We will be reading stories, drawing and colouring, have a little meditation and a short puja with drums, bells and chanting. The plan is to have fun whilst learning about Buddhist ethics and enjoying each other’s company and of course tea and biscuits and juice available.
It is my hope that mums and dads will join us with their children to enjoy a morning of Dharma. Please join us if you are able. The event is free. For more information email avrilpmiller (at) aol.com.
Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian, who will be responsible for their wellbeing at all times.
Clear Vision is an audio-visual project that looks after Triratna's image and video archives as well as produces resources for schools and develops engaging resources for young Buddhists. Visit www.clear-vision.org/youngpeople for a steadily growing collection of free Dharma materials: games, quizzes and carefully selected links to Buddhist projects around the world, including two sets of interactive video-based materials.
This website includes interactive story books, videos and pictures. It also has a feature called Ask a Buddhist!, in which Buddhists from a range of UK traditions answer some of the questions most commonly asked of Buddhists.