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. We are currently exploring the theme of stories of the life of the Buddha, with a series of personal talks from individuals.

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.

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

10 Feb, 10 March, 14 April, 9 June (for May see 'Art Weekend' below)

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, 2 March, 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.

Last Saturday of each month
10am - 12noon .

24 Feb, 31 March, 28 April, 26 May, 30 June

Donations welcome

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 beautifying of 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 email the centre: info@norwichbuddhistcentre.com

Women's Mitra Morning

Sat 5 May
10am to 12pm

A morning for women Mitras.

Donations welcomed.

Please email the Centre to let us know you're coming.

Coral Tears from the Eyes of Truth

weekend art event

Sat 12 May - Sun 13 May
9.30am - 4.30pm

A weekend art workshop exploring the imaginal realm in Buddhism - and in ourselves. Open to people who've been coming to the Centre for a year or more.
Led by Amrta.


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.

Visit from our president

Fri 29 June and Tues 3 July
9.30am - 4.30pm

We will be welcoming our Centre President Paramabandhu again in late June. During his stay he's available to meet one-to-one with people and also with groups (such as GFR or Mitra groups). He will also be leading a practice day on 1 July (see day events).

Contact the Centre to book.

Entering the Mind of the Buddha

Study day with Paramabandhu

A study day for Order Members and Mitras looking at the mind of the Buddha during the period directly after his enlightenment before he started to teach. Contact the Centre to book a place.

Sun 1 July
10 - 4pm

Donations welcome

Please bring vegetarian, ideally vegan, lunch to share.