About Us / Team / Centre Team
Hester joined the team as a Centre Co-ordinator in January 2017, having attended the centre for a number of years. As well as the day to day running of the centre, Hester is involved in the creation of the programme and overseeing finances. Hester also works as a yoga teacher, running regular classes and retreats in Norwich and Norfolk, (you can find out more about her yoga teaching programme here).
When she's not at the Buddhist Centre, Hester loves being out in nature, especially at the beach and spending time with her family and friends.
Amanda has been coming along to the Centre for about ten years and is the newest addition to the team. Her roles include finance and she particularly enjoys welcoming people to the Centre. Amanda also works as a personal assistant and companion, part of this role involves rummaging round the auctions in Diss! When she is not working Amanda is interested in herbalism, running and yoga.
Sam joined the Centre Team in June 2019, having previously run her own business, worked for charities and in Team Based Right Livelihood.
She has been involved in Triratna since 2002, when she attended a small outreach group run by Cambridge Buddhist Centre. She became involved with Norwich Buddhist Centre when she and her family moved to Norfolk in 2007.
Sam lives in the beautiful North Norfolk countryside, where being in touch with the landscape around her is an important touchstone for her practice.
‘she who protects spiritual values and is protected by the diamond thunderbolt’
Vajragupta became Chair of the Buddhist Centre in November 2018, having rejoined the Council earlier in the year. She was ordained in 1997 and enjoys sharing her meditation experience and Buddhist practice at our classes.
As Chair, Vajragupta oversees the spiritual welfare of the Centre alongside the other Trustees. The Norwich Buddhist Centre is part of a worldwide Triratna Community, so Vajragupta also ensures that our Centre’s aims and practices are guided by the vision of our founder, Urgyen Sangharakshita, of a progressive and vibrant Buddhist Community.