Buddhism / Events

Three Jewels Night

An evening of talks, ritual and the opportunity to connect with sangha friends. In May we have a new series of talks on how we practice the Dharma in our every day life. Time on the cushion and on retreat is important, but it is in our everyday life where we spend most of our time and where transformation of mind can take place. Led by Aryadhi, Bodhivajra, Sujana and Vajragupta.

Tuesday 22 May Erika Narkiewicz and Sujana will give talks on what is at the heart of their practice.

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

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:

NO June event, 14 July, 11 Aug, 15 Sep, 13 Oct, 10 Nov, 8 Dec

Please note - June's event has been cancelled and will not be running as initially publicised

Donations welcomed

Women's Dharma Workshop

The WDW is a creative exploration of the dharma by women at the NorwichBuddhist Centre to deepen our practice and friendships. The group isopen to all women who regularly attend the Centre. Suggested donation - £5

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

Held on: 18 May, 22 June, 27 July, 28 Sep, 26 Oct, 30 Nov (No workhop in Aug or Dec)


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. Donations welcome.

Last Saturnday of each month
10am - 12.30pm

Held on: 26 May, 30 June, 28 July, 25 Aug, 29 Sep, 27 Oct, 24 Nov, 29 Dec

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.

Yarmouth Sangha Practice Day

Practice day with Saroja and Satyagita

An opportunity to spend more time practising together. Meditation, ritual and discussion and a chance to socialise and eat together. More detail TBA. Held at the (lovely) St Lawrence's Centre, South Walsham. Open to all.

Sat 28 July
10 - 4pm

Donations welcome

Please let us know you're coming by letting Norwich Buddhist Centre know. Email info@norwichbuddhistcentre.com

Please bring vegetarian, ideally vegan, lunch to share.

Dharma Day

At Saccaka's barn in South Norfolk

A day celebrating the Dharma, the teachings of the Buddha which lead us on a path of liberation. Led by Kalyanamati & Sinhadakini.

Sun 29 July
10am - 5pm

Donations welcome

Please bring vegetarian, ideally vegan, lunch to share

'Flies, and Buddhas'

Day for all Sangha women at Norwich Buddhist Centre

Sun 5 August
10am - 4pm

‘Where there are humans
you'll find flies,
and Buddhas.’

A day to share what's alive for us in our practice. In the morning we will be sharing what the 'flies' are in our practice - what it is that gives our practice its edge.. In the afternoon, we will talk about our current inspirations, our 'Buddhas'...music, pictures, poems, paintings, films... so do bring anything you would like to share (you don't have to limit yourself to things which have explicitly Dharmic content). There will also be meditation and a short talk by Satyagita.

As it's summer, we will be breaking with tradition and bringing our own individual picnic lunches which, weather permitting, we can eat together in the cathedral Close. Please also bring something to sit on (fold-up chair or rug). If it's cold or rainy, we can spread our rugs on the floor of the Buddhist centre! Do consider coming. It's a delightful way to spend a summer's day together.

With Satyagita, Shraddhadhi and Sinhadakini

Donations welcomed

Open to all women who are familiar with our two mediation practices

Please sign up for this event with the Centre

Buddhist Centre Open Day

Open to everyone. Visit the centre and have a look around. Try meditation,
listen to talks about Buddhism, drink tea and eat cake.

Sat 15 Sept

10am – 4pm

Padmasambhava Day

At Norwich Buddhist Centre

Tues 18 Sep
6.30pm - 9pm

An evening celebrating the wisdom of Padmasambhava, the lotus-born guru, as a part of Three Jewels Night.

Led by Vajagupta & the Three Jewels Team

Donations welcome

Sangha Day Festival

At Norwich Buddhist Centre

Sun 25 Nov
10am - 4pm

A day celebrating the Sangha jewel, the spiritual community.

Led by Vajagupta & Satyagita

Please bring vegetarian, ideally vegan, lunch to share
Donations welcome