Calendar of events

UPCOMING EVENTS

JUNE 2018

June is Buddhist Action Month (BAM!) To find out more, see our BAM! page here.

Monday, 11th June – Puja Evening (see below for details)

Saturday, 23rd June – BAM! event: Litter Pick  Meet outside the bus station in St Andrews Street at 10:30 am. Please contact Linda at info.burystedmunds.buddhists@gmail.com for more details.

Sunday, 24th June – Women’s Day 10:00 am – 4:30 pm at Walsham-le-Willows Village Hall, IP31 3AA. A day retreat for women celebrating the Tiratana Vandana (a traditional Buddhist text whose title translates as Salutation to the Three Jewels). The day will include study, chanting and meditation. Please bring a vegetarian lunch to share. Led by Tejasvini and Sanghajata. Contact Sanghajata at sanghajata@gmail.com for further details.

Saturday, 30th June – BAM! event: Meditation in the Park 10:00 am – 12:00 noon, Abbey Gardens (meet at the Abbey Gate). If you’d like join us for a picnic lunch afterwards, please bring vegetarian food to share. Please contact Helen at 1helenlewis@gmail.com for more details and/or to book your place.

JULY 2018

Friday, 6th – Sunday, 8th July – Sangha Weekend Retreat at Vajrasana More details to follow. To express an interest contact Abhayavajra at abhayavajra@hotmail.co.uk

Monday, 9th July – Puja Evening (see below for details)

Tuesday, 10th July – Friends of Vajrasana working party (see below for details)

Monday, 30th July – Chanting evening – 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm. Devotional Buddhist chanting to calm the mind and open the heart. While the chants we’ll be doing are Buddhist devotional mantras, many people enjoy mantra chanting regardless of religious beliefs, and everyone is welcome.

AUGUST 2018

No events planned for August yet. Watch this space!

SEPTEMBER 2018

Monday, 24th September – Puja Evening (see below for details)

OCTOBER 2018

Monday, 22nd October – Puja Evening (see below for details)

NOVEMBER 2018

Monday, 12th November – Puja Evening (see below for details)

DECEMBER 2018

Saturday, 15th December – Women’s Day A day retreat for women with Suddhimani and Sanghajata. More details to follow.

Monday, 17th December – Puja Evening (see below for details)

DETAILS OF REGULAR EVENTS

FRIENDS OF VAJRASANA

The Sangha courtyard at Vajrasana

Vajrasana Retreat Centre is an oasis of peace and tranquillity in the heart of the Suffolk countryside. Oliver Wainwright of The Guardian described it as a ‘magnificent, modern Buddhist haven’.

If you have a few hours to spare and enjoy fresh air, good company and beautiful surroundings, why not join us for one of our Friends of Vajrasana working parties, when we carry out jobs to help maintain the grounds? (See below for the date of the next working party.)

If you’d like to join us, you’ll need to bring vegetarian food to share for lunch. You may also want to bring gardening tools (if you have them).

It would be useful to know in advance how many people to expect for each working party, so if you’d like to come along, please email Dridhakarin at dridhakarin@gmail.com.

Next Friends of Vajrasana working party

Date: Tuesday, 10th July

Time: 10 am – 4 pm

Venue: Vajrasana Retreat Centre, Potash Farm, Walsham-le-Willows, IP31 3AR

Task: Gardening

PUJA EVENINGS

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The Shrine Room at Vajrasana Retreat Centre

We hold a regular (more or less monthly) Puja evening at the newly rebuilt Vajrasana retreat centre.

Upcoming dates (all dates are Mondays):

June 11th
July 9th
August – no puja
September 24th
October 22nd
November 12th
December 17th

Time: 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Venue: Vajrasana Retreat Centre, Potash Farm, Walsham-le-Willows, IP31 3AR

A typical Puja evening starts with time for socialising, includes a period of meditation (sometimes preceded by a short talk), and ends with a Buddhist ritual (usually the Sevenfold Puja).

Our Puja evenings are open to anyone who is familiar with Triratna meditation practices. There’s no need to book; just come along. We look forward to seeing you there!

Making an offering at a Puja

 

 

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