Retreats / Day Events

Dharma Day

Sun 21 July

10.30am - 4pm
at Saccaka's place, Forncett St Mary, near Long Stratton

(Contact the centre for directions)

The Buddha’s teachings have inestimable value for the way we live our lives. By getting to know our feelings, thoughts and emotions and following the precepts, we undertake a practice of training which has the capacity to transform our lives. Today we are fortunate to have Maitrivajri from the LBC to give us a teaching. She is an experienced dharma and meditation teacher and an engaging speaker. The day will be led by Sinhadakini, Vajragupta and team. Do join us for a day in the wild gardens on Saccaka’s land.

Please bring vegetarian, ideally vegan, lunch to share

All welcome

By donation

The Selfless Way - Simply Being

Sun 18 Aug
10.30am – 4pm

Why do we hang on to a particular identity? Why are we so concerned to be liked and approved of? Our preoccupied self is very exhausting. Come and share a day of silence, letting go and simply being. Led by Vajraguptā

£30 / £22

Please bring vegetarian, ideally vegan, lunch to share

Entering the Realm of Reality - Introduction to the Gandavyuha Sutra

Sun 8 Sep
10am – 4pm

Journey with Sudhana on his spiritual quest and enter Vairocana’s magic tower! Interconnectedness, parallel universes and magical happenings on a vast scale are the flavour of the sutra. The day includes an interactive talk, readings/stores, meditation and puja.

For Mitras and Order Members only

Led by Bodhivajra

£30 / £22

Please bring vegetarian, ideally vegan, lunch to share

Living Awareness Meditation Day

Sun 15 Sep
9.30am – 4pm

‘There’s More to Your Mind than Just Thinking’

A silent day of exploratory and progressive meditation in shorter sessions. An opportunity to experience a deeper atmosphere of stillness and calm. Open to serious meditators with at least 6 months of regular meditation practice. Booking essential.

Led by Dayapanna

£30 / £22

Please bring vegetarian, ideally vegan, lunch to share

Touch & Mindfulness Workshop

Sun 6 Oct

10am - 1pm

An exploration of accessing deeper into the body through led paired touch exercises and short meditations.

Led by Shraddhadhi

£20 / £15

Padmasambhava Day

Sun 13 Oct

10.30am - 4pm

at Norwich Buddhist Centre

Known as Guru Rinpoche, the 8th-century teacher who took Buddhism from India to Tibet is both a historical and a mythic figure. His two main disciples were the Princess Mandarava and the dakini Yeshe Tsogyal. His life story is full of dramatic teachings. Come and learn more about this mysterious figure and enjoy a day of practising with the Sangha.

Please bring vegetarian, ideally vegan, lunch to share

Donations welcome

Silent Retreat Day -The Silence Within Us

Sun 20 Oct
10.30am – 4pm


What lies beneath our endless self chatter? When we engage fully with meditation we give the internal monologue a rest, or at least turn the volume down! A day of silence lightens the mind and heart. Come and experience the silence within you.

Led by Vajraguptā

£30 / £22

Please bring vegetarian, ideally vegan, lunch to share

Weekend with our President Paramabandhu

Fri 25 to Sun 27 Oct

Twice a year Paramabandhu comes to Norwich for a weekend. 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. Paramabandhu usually includes a day retreat or study session as part of his visit.

Contact the centre near the time to book a date with Paramabandhu

Sangha Day

Sun 10 Nov

10.30am - 4pm

at Norwich Buddhist Centre

A celebration of our friendships with each other and our gratitude to the Arya Sangha, those Enlightened practitioners who have trod the path before us. The Buddha said that kalyana mitrata (spiritual friendship) could be seen as the whole of the spiritual life. It’s through our connections with each other that we grow towards wisdom and compassion. Enjoy a day with Sangha friends.

Please bring vegetarian, ideally vegan, lunch to share

Donations welcome

Meditation Day - Freedom through the gateway of the body

Sun 17 Nov
10am – 4pm

A deep engagement with our somatic experience can lead to liberation from unhelpful habits/perspectives and allow entry into the relative freedom of the formless realms. A day of deep meditative investigation.

Led by Shraddhadhi and Alokadhara

£30 / £22

Please bring vegetarian, ideally vegan, lunch to share

Living Awareness Meditation Day

Sun 1 Dec
9.30am – 4pm

‘There’s More to Your Mind than Just Thinking’

A silent day of exploratory and progressive meditation in shorter sessions. An opportunity to experience a deeper atmosphere of stillness and calm. Open to serious meditators with at least 6 months of regular meditation practice. Booking essential.

Led by Dayapanna

£30 / £22

Please bring vegetarian, ideally vegan, lunch to share