Buddhism / Events

Three Jewels Night

Come and join with sangha friends for our weekly puja. Puja is a recitation of verses and mantra chanting, where we remind ourselves of our potential for enlightenment. Throughout January we have a series of practice evenings with meditation and puja, and will be starting with a new theme in February.

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

Led by Vajragupta, Sujana and team

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.

2018: 7 - 9pm on Saturdays once a month on the following dates:

13 Jan, 10 Feb, 10 March, 14 April, 9 June (May Art Weekend)

Saturday 13 Jan 7 – 9pm

This month Bodhivajra – piano player with Red Shadow Quartet – shares his inside knowledge of and enthusiasm for jazz. With recordings and live examples, a zen-funk relaxation, participatory games and more. No musical skills required – you’ll probably gain some!

Donations welcomed

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.

Fridays. Arrive at 5:30pm for a prompt 6pm start, ends 7:30pm

26 Jan, 23 March, 20 April, 18 May, 22 June

Donation's welcome (suggested £5)


Men's Buddhist Workshop

Monthly Saturday morning sessions open to all men. An opportunity for men to get together and explore and practice meditation and Buddhism. Donations welcome.

Last Saturnday of each month
10am - 12noon

2017: 25 Nov, 30 Dec

2018: 27 Jan, 24 Feb, 31 March, 28 April, 26 May, 30 June

The Marriage of Heaven and Hell

Sun 28 Jan 10am – 4pm

How do Buddhist ethics differ from a more conventional approach to the subject – and why is the cultivation of energy so important in the Buddhist life? We’ll be exploring these topics through looking at William Blake’s The Marriage of Heaven and Hell – an illuminated book which is still exciting and challenging, centuries after it was first created. For OMs, Mitras, regulars and anyone who has done a course with us. Led by Sarvananda


Please bring vegetarian, ideally vegan, lunch to share

Parinirvana Day

Sun 11 Feb 10am - 4pm

A day when we celebrate the Buddha’s final passing into Nirvana. Death is the greatest teaching on impermanence but is hard to embrace with equanimity. With the help of reflective exercises, we’ll shine a light on the reality of our own impermanence. The day will include meditation, puja, readings and practical exercises. Led by Vajragupta

Donations welcomed

Please bring vegetarian, ideally vegan, lunch to share

Creative Metta Market: Art & Crafts Fayre

Sat 24 March
10.30am - 12.30pm

Drop in and join us for tea, delicious cake and a browse of the Creative Metta Market place. This is a fundraising event to support the commissioning of a new piece of artwork for the main shrine room, and is also a wonderful opportunity to celebrate each other's creativity.

Call out for donations from all creatives, dabbblers and makers! Ideas include written word (poems/ prose/ lyrics/ stories), baking, jam, knitting, sewing projects, clay objects, carvings, phtographs, cards and prints of drawings/ paintings/ cartoons, mail art/ collage, music cds, lotions and potions, unwanted art materials... Play projects and creative endeavours of all kinds are most welcome. Masterpieces and perfection are NOT required.

For more information or any questions please get in touch: nicolebayes@hotmail.com

Buddha Day

At Saccaka's barn in South Norfolk

Sun 3 June
10am - 5pm

The biggest day in the Buddhist calendar. On this day we celebrate the Buddha Shakyamuni's enlightenment and reflect on what enlightenment means to us. Open to those who are familiar with our two meditation practices and have an interest in Buddhist ritual.

Donations welcomed

Please bring a vegetarian, ideally vegan, lunch to share.