Buddhism / Drop-in Classes

Friday Lunchtime Drop-In

Drop of Dharma on Friday Afternoons

At her class on Fridays, Vajragupta talks about the Dharma for half an hour or so, invites you to take the teachings into a meditation, and then allows time to elaborate on the themes over tea and biscuits afterwards. Suitable for anyone familiar with our two meditation practices.

Friday lunchtimes
12.15 – 1.15pm

£5 / £4 concession

Three Jewels Night

An evening of talks, ritual and the opportunity to connect with sangha friends. Led by Aryadhi, Bodhivajra, Sujana and Vajragupta.

Open to all familiar with our two meditation practices and with an interest in Buddhist ritual.

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

Every Tuesday, 7 – 9pm

By donation

Sub 35 Buddhists

Aged 16–35? Interested in Buddhism and meditation? All welcome. No previous experience necessary. You don’t need to be a Buddhist to come along. Come and explore in a warm relaxed group, through a mixture of meditation, reflection and discussion.

From 2019: first and third Saturday of the month 7pm – 9.30pm

June 1 & 15, July 6 & 20, Aug 3 & 17, Sept 7 & 21, Oct 5 & 19, Nov 2 & 16, Dec 7 & 21

By donation

Find us on Facebook or email info@norwichbuddhistcentre.com to find out more.

The Spring 2019 Season Outline

Great Yarmouth Buddhism & Meditation Group

We do a little meditation most weeks, along with discussion, shared activities or talks, and sometimes ritual. While not specifically geared to beginners, you are welcome to drop in and join us even if you have not been before. The Meeting House, Howard Street South, Yarmouth NR30 1LN (Green Gate off Palmers' Car Park).

Tuesdays: arrive from 6:30pm for a 7pm start, ends 9pm
2019 dates: 8, 15 & 22 Jan, 5, 12 & 19 Feb, 5, 12 & 19 March, 2, 9 & 16 April

Tues 22 Jan: A discussion and practice evening on the the principle of Loving Kindness

Tues 5 Feb: Sinhadakini will give a talk on The Second Precept – Generosity

Tues 12 Feb: A discussion and practice evening on the the principle of Generosity

Tues 19 Feb: Suryadarshini will give a talk on The Third Precept – Stillness, Simplicity & Contentment

Tues 5 March: [TBA] Either a discussion & practice evening on the principle of Stillness, Simplicity & Contentment OR Jnanashalin will lead an evening on Reflection

Tues 12 March: Kalyanamati will give a talk on The Fourth Precept –Truthful Communication

Tues 19 March: A discussion and practice evening on the the principle of Truthful Communication, and a farewell to Ruth (who is going on an Ordination Retreat)

Tues 2 April: Alokadhara will give a talk on The Fifth Precept – Mindfulness

Tues 9 April: A discussion & practice evening on the principle of Mindfulness

Tues 16 April: [TBA] Either a discussion & practice evening OR Jnanashalin will lead an evening on Reflection

No need to book. 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.

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.

Saturdays, 10 am for 10.30 am to 12.30 pm

13 July: Walking with Kindness
10 Aug: Spiritual Friendship: Creating and Celebrating
7 Sep: Heartspace - Introduction to Meditation (arrive from 9.45am for 10am -12 pm, £7/£5)
12 Oct: Touch and Creativity Workshop with Shraddhadhi and Melanie
16 Nov: Embodiment and Going Beyond The Body
14 Dec: Practising as a parent

By donation (except September, see above)

See the weekly mailout and Facebook for more details on events.


every last Saturday morning of the month

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 Saturday of each month 10am - 12.30pm

2019 dates: 25 May, 29 June, 28 Sept, 26 Oct, 30 Nov, 28 Dec