Buddhism / Events

BAM (Buddhist Action Month)

Throughout the UK, Buddhist groups, including Triratna, will be organising events enabling us to deepen our practice of compassion in every day life.

Sun 4 June 10am to 4pm
Active Compassion Day: The Launch of BAM

Veganism, diversity, the refugee crisis, world events…. How can we take our practice of metta off the cushion and engage more deeply and practically with others? A day of short talks, workshops, meditations and reflections to launch Buddhist Action Month. Led by Sarvananda and Marisa. Suggested donations £30/£25/£17. Please bring vegan lunch to share. Find the Facebook event here.

Other upcoming BAM events:

Sat 3 June 4.30 to 7.30pm - Yoga for charity with Anya

A day of yoga for all levels. All proceeds will go to a Polish Animal Charity. £20/16

Tue 13 June 7.30pm - Karuna evening

Looking at the work of the Karuna Trust. The evening will include a karuna bhavana meditation and a puja.

Sun 18 June 10.30am - Nature walk with Fin and Andy

At Strumpshaw Fen. Please book with the centre.

Thu 29 June 7.30 to 9.30pm - BAM Reflections

An evening to come together to discuss how we got on over the last month and plan for the future. No need to book.

We invite you to try becoming vegan for the month!

NEW - Three Jewels Night

A weekly puja, plus talks, meditation, discussions etc, to deepen our practice. Come and join with sangha friends.

Led by Vajragupta, Sujana and team

Every Tuesday, 7.30 – 9.30, from 4 July

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 practise and friendships. Sessions are open to regular attendees of the Buddhist Centre who are familiar with our two meditation practices.

The Women's Dharma Workshop sessions are free to attend, donations are welcome.'

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

30 June
21 July
25 Aug
22 Sep
27 Oct
24 Nov


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

29 July
26 Aug .
30 Sep
28 Oct
25 Nov
30 Dec

NEW - Monthly Buddhist Sunday School

For children aged 4 – 11 (Children under the age of 7 must be accompanied by a parent or carer).

Encouraging and developing Mindfulness, Kindness and Joy, with Storytelling, Meditation, Art & Writing, Chanting and Buddhist Practice. Buddhist Sunday School is based on the Buddhist Precepts; to help our children feel held by an ethical compass they can understand and feel comfortable with.

Led by Cata Parrish

Sundays 11am – 1pm

Held on: 2 July, 20 Aug, 10 Sept, 8 Oct ,12 Nov and 3 Dec

Donations welcomed.

Paramabandhu visits Norwich

Another visit from our President and friend, Paramabandhu. He is happy to meet up with people, so if you'd like to make a time to meet him, please contact the Centre. He can meet up either one-to-one or in groups. A good idea might be to arrange to meet him with your Going for Refuge group or Mitra study group. You can read more about what a President is here and more about Paramabandhu here.

He’ll be available to meet up Saturday 27 May afternoon 2.30-5pm, and all day Monday 29 May, including a lunch slot. Please book your slot at the centre.

Study day for Order Members
with Paramabandhu

An opportunity to study with our president, Paramabandhu.

Sun 28 May
10am - 4pm

By donation (suggested amounts £30/£25/£17)
Please bring vegetarian, ideally vegan, lunch to share


A monthly meeting in which we engage the heart and imagination through the arts. By donation.

one Friday a month, 7.30 - 9.30pm

9 June
7 July
11 Aug
8 Sep
6 Oct
10 Nov
8 Dec

Stream of Devotion

A morning of Puja, chanting, visualisation and reflection. Get acquainted with some of the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas who inspire us with their enlightened qualities. Two hours of heart-opening devotional practice. Led Amrta

Saturday 10am – 12 noon
10 June

By donation (suggested amounts £6/£5)

JewelQuest dates for
women who are training for ordination

JewelQuest is an opportunity for women from Colchester, Ipswich, Norwich, Bury St Edmunds and smaller groups like Southend, to come together to practise, deepen connections and be encouraged and supported by local Dharmacharinis. The theme for this year is pratitya samutpada.

25 Jun day in Colchester
1 - 3 Sep weekend at Vajrasana
15 Oct day in Norwich

jewelquest68@gmail.com for further information.

Dharma Day Festival

2,500 years ago, the Buddha Sakyamuni first turned the Wheel of the Dharma. Dharma Day is a festival when Buddhists from all traditions celebrate their good fortune in coming across the Dharma. Open to all those familiar with the two meditations that we teach.

Sun 9 Jul
10am - 4pm

donations welcome
please bring a vegetarian lunch to share

Padmasambahava Day

Celebrate the figure who took Buddhism to Tibet and is a symbol of the tantric adept, able to overcome and integrate the wild energies that arise in Buddhist practice. Open to everyone familiar with our two meditation practices and with an interest in ritual.

Sun 1 Oct
10am - 4pm

donations welcome
please bring a vegetarian, preferably vegan, lunch to share

Sangha Day Afternoon Festival

On this day we celebrate the red jewel of the Sangha. It's a chance to experience our deep heart connections with each other, through shared practice, as well as spend time together throughout the day. You can read more about Sangha Day here.

Sun 5 Nov
10am - 4pm

donations welcome
please bring a vegetarian, preferably vegan, lunch to share