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Three Jewels Night

An evening of talks, ritual and the opportunity to connect with sangha friends. 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

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:

2018: 8 Dec

2019: 12 Jan, 9 Feb, 9 March, 13 April, 11 May, 8 June

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 - 7:30pm

2018 dates: (No workshop in Dec)

2019 dates: 9 March, 4 May, 15 June (see below for times and locations)

Sat 9 March, arrive from 10am for 10.30am to 12.30pm 'Becoming Bamboos' - an art workshop with Catherine Ward and Erika Narkiewicz. Materials provided.

Sat 4 May, Nature Walk with Fin Duncan. Further details to be confirmed. Please book at the Centre.

Sat 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.

Donations welcomed

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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

2018 dates: 29 Dec

2019 dates: 26 Jan, 23 Feb, 30 Mar, 27 April, 25 May, 29 June

Your Centre, My Centre, Our Centre

Sat 19 Jan 2.30 – 4.30pm

Sun 27 Jan 10.30am – 12.30pm

An opportunity to meet with our new chair, Vajragupta. She wants to hear whether you believe we’re making the most of our Centre. You are invited to a Sangha get-together, where we can talk about how things are going and discuss any new directions we might want to take. What would you like to be involved in? Do we have a shared vision that we’d all like to work towards?

Please do join us for one or both of the dates and have an active participation in the future direction of the Centre.

Parinirvana Day

Sun 17 Feb 10am - 4pm

This year our celebration of Parinirvana Day will hold very special meaning for our Sangha; on 30th October 2018, Bhante Sangharakshita died. For all buddhists the anniversary of Buddha Shakyamuni’s death is the celebratory occasion of his parinirvana, the final cessation of his rebirths in samsara. Do attend this special day when we will be celebrating the life and passing of our own loved ones and that of our dear teacher, Bhante. Held at Norwich Buddhist Centre. More information will follow closer to the day.

Donations welcome

Please bring vegetarian, ideally vegan, lunch to share

From Literal Mind to Liberated Mind

Sun 17 March
10am - 4pm

The literal mind is dogmatic, fearful and the source of all our pain and suffering. By looking at both Buddhist texts and Western Literature we’ll be exploring how to make our lives lighter, more playful and more transparent – and how to access deeper and deeper levels of freedom. Suitable for those who have completed a Buddhism course and have been meditating for at least a year.

Led by Sarvananda

£30 / £22

Please bring vegetarian, ideally vegan, lunch to share

Surfing on the Second Noble Truth

Sun 7 April

10.30am - 4pm

The Buddha declared that craving is the cause of suffering - the second noble truth. In pursuit of pleasure or to avoid pain, we crave, hanker after and yearn. This can produce obsessive mind states, and even addictive patterns of thinking and acting. Drawing on material from his book, Eight Step Recovery: Using the Buddha’s Teachings to Overcome Addiction, Paramabandhu will lead a day exploring craving and how we can work with it. Open to all who are familar with our two meditaiton pracices.

Led by Paramabandhu

£30 / £22

Please bring vegetarian, ideally vegan, lunch to share

Creative Writing Day

Sun 23 June

10am - 4pm

Sharpen your quills...Satyagita will be leading another creative writing day. The session will include warm-up writing exercises in the morning – nothing too strenuous – and then possibly a writing marathon in the afternoon, or more exercises, depending on how warmed-up people feel. The writing we will be doing is for your eyes only and does not have to be read out (though you may want to).

Led by Satyagita

£30 / £22

Please bring vegetarian, ideally vegan, lunch to share