Retreats / Day Events

Dharma Day Festival

At Saccaka's barn in South Norfolk - directions available from reception

Sun 29 July
10am - 5pm

One of the most important days in the Buddhist calendar, Dharma Day Festival celebrates the teachings of the Buddha which lead us on a path of liberation. The day will start with a meditation, followed by the chance to warmly welcome back Maitrisimha and Maitrivacca from their 4 month ordination retreat. Afterwards Jnanasalin will be giving a talk on ‘The Nature of the Dharma and How to approach it'. In the afternoon will be launch by Sujana, ‘Towards a Community of Generosity’, and we’ll finish with a puja. A day of inspiration and connection, not to be missed. Led by Kalyanamati & Sinhadakini.

Open to those who are familiar with our two meditation practices and have an interest in Buddhist ritual.

Donations welcome

Please bring vegetarian, ideally vegan, lunch to share

Any help on the day towards tea, putting out lunch or washing up would be very much appreciated. Please let the centre know if you can help.

'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.’
Issa


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 meditation practices

Please sign up for this event with the Centre


Living Awareness Meditation Day

Sun 12 Aug
9.30am - 4pm

A day of intensive meditation practice in an atmosphere of stillness and calm. Open to everyone familiar with our two meditation practices.
Led by Dayapanna

£30/£25/£17
Please bring a vegetarian, ideally vegan, lunch to share

Men's Meditation Morning

Sun 19 Aug
10am - 12pm noon

A morning of meditation for men. Jnanabhasa will be giving an introduction to the practice of Tonglen, giving and receiving, with a version of the practice that focuses on the four Brahmaviharas of loving kindness, compassion, sympathetic joy and equanimity. Led by Jnanabhasa.

Open to all men familiar with our two meditation practices.

No need to book, just turn up before 10am.

Donations welcome

The Wisdom of Relaxation – a Silent Retreat Day

Sun 2 Sep
10am - 4pm

Most of us have a degree of tension and anxiety in our lives. It’s not easy to engage with meditation and Buddhist practice when our body and mind are tense and over-stimulated. Relaxation, or letting go, is something we can learn to do. This silent retreat day will focus on entering the spaciousness of mind and body at ease. The day will include guided meditation, relaxing into sound, and plenty of silence. A silent day retreat with meditation, reflection, relaxation and exploration of the open dimension of mind.

Open to all familiar with our two meditation practices.

Led by Vajraguptā

£30/£25/£17

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

Women's Mitra Morning

Sat 22 Sep

Time TBC

A morning of shared practice and connection for all women mitras at Norwich Buddhist Centre.

Donations welcome

Please sign up for this event with the Centre

Touch and Mindfulness Day

Sun 30 Sep

10am - 4pm

This experiential day will explore the impact of touch on our mind, body and emotions. Shraddhadhi will lead us into an exploration of our relationship with touch; how it is for us to be present and embodied whilst also allowing a connection with others. The day will involve paired and group exercises and led meditations. Led by Shraddhadhi, Rosen Method Practitioner and Workshop teacher.

£30/£25/£17

Please bring vegetarian, ideally vegan, lunch to share

Norwich Jewelquest Day for Women Training for Ordination

Sun 14 Oct

10.30am - 4.15pm

A day for women who have asked for ordination from across the East Anglian region to connect at Norwich Buddhist Centre and explore our practice.

Suggested donation £15 / £10

Please bring a vegetarian lunch to share

Please book with the centre

Satipatthana Meditation - The Direct Path to Realisation

Sun 21 Oct
10am - 4pm

According to the Buddha, wisdom arises in dependence upon direct seeing that the five aggregates and the six sense bases are impermanent, bound up with suffering and devoid of a substantial self. On this day we will seek to observe these truths in our own experience. Open to those who have been meditating for at least a year. Led by Alokadhara.

Please bring vegetarian, ideally vegan, lunch to share

£30/£25/£17

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

Living Awareness Meditation Day

Sun 9 Dec
9.30am - 4pm

A day of intensive meditation practice in an atmosphere of stillness and calm. Open to everyone familiar with our two meditation practices.
Led by Dayapanna

£30/£25/£17
Please bring a vegetarian, ideally vegan, lunch to share