Retreats / Day Events

Living awareness Meditation Day - Working with the Mind in Meditation

A silent day of exploratory and progressive meditation in shorter sessions. This is an opportunity to develop a more profound experience and understanding of mind in meditation, all in an atmosphere of stillness and calm. Open only to serious meditators having not less than 6 months of regular dedicated meditation practice.

Booking essential.

Sun 2 Feb 10am – 4pm

Led by Dayapanna

£30 / £22

Please bring vegetarian, ideally vegan, lunch to share

Parinirvana Day

Sun 16 Feb 10.30am - 4pm

Die Another Day, Live the Deathless Way

Even the Buddha underwent physical death, yet he referred to his teaching as leading to the Deathless. A day of reflection on the Buddha’s Parinirvana, on our own mortality and on the daily opportunities we have of letting go of – or dying to – our limiting self.

By donation.

Please bring vegetarian, ideally vegan, lunch to share

Meditation Weekend with Paramananda

The River Underground

A weekend exploring how meditation can help us connect with our essential longing for intimacy and wholeness, through listening to the river of our heart.

Paramananda is one of Triratna’s most experienced and respected meditation teachers, who has written several inspiring books on meditation. He has a poetic and heart-based approach to teaching meditation. Not to be missed. Suitable for anyone with an ongoing meditation practice who wants to take a fresh look at what it is they’re are actually doing and why. You can book for either the whole weekend or one of the days.

Sat 22 and Sun 23 Feb

10am - 4pm

Led by Paramananda

£60 / £44 (or £30 / £22 for one day)

Please bring vegetarian, ideally vegan, lunch to share

Day Visit from our President Paramabandhu

Sat 29 Feb

Twice a year Paramabandhu comes to Norwich. He’s a senior order member and public preceptor who, as President of our Centre, takes a keen interest in how the Centre is running. He is happy to meet with individuals or group in the sangha who would like a bit of time with him.

Contact the centre to book a time slot with Paramabandhu.

Meditation Morning for Beginners

Sat 14 Mar
10am – 12pm noon

Come and explore a morning of meditation and begin what can be one of life's biggest adventures. The session will introduce the two meditation practices taught within Triratna: the Mindfulness of Breathing, and the Metta Bhavana, or cultivation of loving kindness. This event is suitable for complete beginners.

Led by Dayapanna

No need to book, just turn up before 10am

£7 / £5


Silent Retreat Day -The Silence Within Us

Sun 15 Mar
10.30am – 4pm

A retreat day in silence is a refreshingly different way to be with others. Spaciousness is always available to us when we see it’s nowhere other than within ourselves. Enjoy a day of meditation, reflection, relaxation and a sound bath. For those familiar with our meditation practices.

Led by Vajraguptā

£30 / £22

Please bring vegetarian, ideally vegan, lunch to share

Living awareness Meditation Day - Beyond Mindfulness - A Space Odyssey

A silent day of exploratory and progressive meditation in shorter sessions. This is an opportunity to develop a more profound experience and understanding of mind in meditation, all in an atmosphere of stillness and calm. Open only to meditators who have no less than 6 months of regular dedicated meditation practice.

Booking essential.

Sun 26 Apr 10am – 4pm

Led by Dayapanna

£30 / £22

Please bring vegetarian, ideally vegan, lunch to share

Buddha Day Festival

Sun 10 May

Arrive from 10am for a 10.30am start - Finish at 4.00pm
at Viryashalin's, Thornage, near Holt

(Contact the centre for directions)

What The Buddha Attained, We Too Can Attain

The Buddha had to overcome many things before attaining Enlightenment - his was the struggle and determination of an ordinary human being just like us, facing fear and following inspiration. On this festival day, we’ll be celebrating the Buddha’s Enlightenment and rejoicing that it’s possible for us too.

Please consider the environment - arrange to share lifts, or why not cycle there?

Please bring vegetarian, ideally vegan, lunch to share

All welcome

By donation

Meditation Morning for Beginners

Sat 16 May
10am – 12pm noon

Come and explore a morning of meditation and begin what can be one of life's biggest adventures. The session will introduce the two meditation practices taught within Triratna: the Mindfulness of Breathing, and the Metta Bhavana, or cultivation of loving kindness. Time for questions and discussion will be included.This event is suitable for complete beginners.

Led by Karunachitta

No need to book, just turn up before 10am

£7 / £5


Tonglen Meditation Day

Sun 24 May
10am - 4pm

The practice of giving and receiving, where we aspire to transform the suffering of others using a combination of visualisation, metta and the experience of the breath. Tonglen is the central practice within the larger framework of the Tibetan buddhist practice of lojong, the 7-point mind training, the gradual letting go of an ego-centred worldview in order to bring about the arising of the Bodhicitta, the complete turning of the heart and mind towards enlightenment.

Suitable for regular meditators, experienced in our two meditation practices, the Mindfulness of Breathing and the Metta Bhavana

Led by Jnanabhasa

£30 / £22

Please bring a vegetarian, ideally vegan, lunch to share

Silent Retreat Day - Opening the Door into Silence

Sun 31 May
10.30am – 4pm

We rarely have time to experience our vibrant, vivid aliveness, free of our “to do” lists and social obligations. Silence can be refreshing, rejuvenating and relaxing. Step through the Buddhist Centre door into a silent day, where we will explore the spaciousness inherent in silence. The day will include periods of meditation, reflection, relaxation and a sound bath. For those familiar with our meditation practices.

Led by Vajraguptā

£30 / £22

Please bring vegetarian, ideally vegan, lunch to share