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Kung Fu & Meditation Day - 10th June 2018

Sat, 26 May, 2018 - 17:44

Kung Fu & Meditation Day - 10th June 2018

Sat, 26 May, 2018 - 17:44

This day event is the first of its kind that we have held at the Buddhist Centre. It will be a day of complete mindfulness, working on both our body and our minds.

Matt Robbins of Evergreen Hall Self Defence will be introducing us to Traditional Wing Chun Kung Fu which he has been successfully teaching at the Buddhist Centre for the past 15 years. Kung-Fu has a long association with Buddhism, with its roots in the Buddhist monasteries of ancient China. We will also...

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Silent Auction Fundraiser

Thu, 24 May, 2018 - 13:53

Silent Auction Fundraiser

Thu, 24 May, 2018 - 13:53

As part of the fundraising campaign for the Sangha Room refurbishment, we will be running a Silent Auction for a range of items including rupas, offering bowls, pictures and more!

All items will be added to our Facebook gallery here: http://bit.ly/IBCSilentAuction and to the gallery on this page.

To make a...

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More items added today including framed Aloka prints, meditation cushion and gorgeous indian shoulder bags!

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India Night with Nick & Irene

Thu, 26 Apr, 2018 - 09:51

India Night with Nick & Irene

Thu, 26 Apr, 2018 - 09:51

Join us for a curry and presentation evening about our recent pilgrimage to India and to raise funds for the Sangha room refurbishment.

Saturday, 9th June from 6.30-10pm at Ipswich Buddhist Centre.

Suggested donation £8

Vegetarian curry provided, please let us know you are coming for catering purposes; either by putting your name on the list in the Sangha kitchen, directly to Nick or Irene, or via email to nickggreen [at] yahoo.co.uk - we look forward to seeing you....

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A Women's Day with Parami

Fri, 13 Apr, 2018 - 14:10

A Women's Day with Parami

Fri, 13 Apr, 2018 - 14:10

Open to all women of the Triratna Buddhist Community sangha.

A fantastic opportunity to spend the day with Parami, public preceptor and a very experienced order member.

Join us at Ipswich Buddhist Centre from 10am-4pm on Sunday, 22nd April.

Places are limited so early booking advised - you can book online via Eventbrite here.

Please bring a veggie lunch to share if you are able.

If the cost of the ticket is a difficulty please contact us before booking your space by emailing enquiries [at] ipswichbuddhistcentre.org.uk (subject: Parami%20Day%20Enquiry)...

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Open Day - 30th September

Wed, 16 Aug, 2017 - 15:12

Open Day - 30th September

Wed, 16 Aug, 2017 - 15:12

Interested in finding out more about meditation and Buddhism? Would you like to look around our centre, have a go at meditation, or simply just grab a cup of tea and have a chat?


Come along to our open day on Saturday, 30th September between 10am-4pm.
We will shortly be posting a rough outline of different drop-in sessions we will be running during the day.
 

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Mahaparibbana Sutta - Sangha Night Series

Thu, 14 Jan, 2016 - 23:41

Mahaparibbana Sutta - Sangha Night Series

Thu, 14 Jan, 2016 - 23:41

We will be kicking off a four-week series on the Mahaparinibbana Sutta next week -  http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/dn/dn.16.1-6.vaji.html (alternate translation available via the link below the title)..

The series will look in turn at four areas of the sutta:

  • 21st January - The Buddha’s advice that the sangha should meet in ”Regular and frequent assemblies”
  • 28th January - The Buddha’s suggestion that Dharma practitioners should be ”Islands unto yourselves”
  • 4th February - Ananda’s lamentation on the Buddha’s imminent passing - “He who is so kind”
  • 11th February - The Buddha’s final words - “With
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Hi- I’m leading this series-confirming that the text is the Mahaparinibbana Sutta (not Mahaparinirvana, which I believe is a later Mahayana sutra).

 Thanks-Dayasara

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Thanks Dayasara, I’ve updated it to reflect the correct sutta! :)

Ruth x

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Introducing Padmasambhava and the Lotus - Sangha Night

Thu, 2 Jul, 2015 - 19:30

Introducing Padmasambhava and the Lotus - Sangha Night

Thu, 2 Jul, 2015 - 19:30

The first in our series of Sangha nights on Padmasambhava will be exploring Padmasambhava and the imagery of the Lotus.

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Padmasambhava puja - Sangha night

Thu, 25 Jun, 2015 - 19:30

Padmasambhava puja - Sangha night

Thu, 25 Jun, 2015 - 19:30

The next Sangha Night series will be on Padmasambahva.  We kicked off with a Puja, and the next weeks will feature various talks:

  • 2nd July - Introducing Padmasambhava and the Lotus
  • 9th July - The Vajra - The significance of the diamond thunderbolt
  • 16th July - Welcoming Sanghajata back from her Ordination retreat in Spain
  • 23rd July - The Yogi/Yogini - Buddhism as an unconventional path
  • 30th July - Overcoming the demons - The building of the Samye monastery


Sangha Night is for those interested in taking their interest in...

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Buddhist Action Month in Ipswich

Fri, 22 May, 2015 - 13:28

Buddhist Action Month in Ipswich

Fri, 22 May, 2015 - 13:28

The Young Buddhists’ Group are organising several events in and around the Ipswich Buddhist Centre this June, and would love you to join them!  All money raised will be going towards the Karuna Trust charity - http://karuna.org

Friday, 5th June - Curry & Quiz Night - 7.30-10pm at Ipswich Buddhist Centre

This is an open invitation to all - if you would like to join in with the quiz please let Jemma know by emailing jemmagates26 [at] hotmail.co.uk...

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Women's Sangha Morning Presentation on Prajnaparamita

Fri, 8 May, 2015 - 17:59

During the most recent Women’s Sangha Morning at Ipswich Buddhist Centre, I gave a short personal presentation on my connection with Prajnaparamita which I recorded on my tablet and uploaded to Soundcloud - it’s just a bit of a ramble around the symbology, a bit about the history, and how I came to meet Prajnaparamita.

Afterwards, we split into groups and we looked at the three questions that are featured at the end of the slide deck:

  1. What does the perfection of wisdom look
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brilliant and inspiring talk - thanks for sharing this :)

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Thanks Jemma, hope to see you at the next one!