Calendar of events

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

 

SEPTEMBER

Sunday, 10th SeptemberDay Retreat with Ratnaghosa

 

Happy indeed we live, friendly amid the haters.

Among those who hate we dwell free from hate.

Dhammapada

 

We are delighted to announce a day retreat with Ratnaghosa exploring one of the fundamental questions of human life: What constitutes happiness and how can we achieve it?

Ratnaghosa, chair of Cambridge Buddhist Centre, is a vastly experienced Dharma practitioner and one of the most inspiring teachers in the Triratna Buddhist Community. Spending a day with him is an opportunity not to be missed.

The day is open to all who have attended our Wednesday evening class and are familiar with the Mindfulness of Breathing and Metta Bhavana practices. Please bring vegetarian food to share for lunch.

Time: 10:30 am to 4:30 pm

Venue: Brettenham Village Hall, The Street, Brettenham, IP7 7QP

Cost: £30

To book your place please email Abhayavajra: abhayavajra@hotmail.co.uk

 

Monday, 11th September – Puja Evening

For details, see below.

 

OCTOBER

Monday, 9th October – Puja Evening

For details, see below.

 

NOVEMBER

Sunday, 12th November Day Retreat to celebrate Sangha Day

More details to follow.

 

Monday, 20th November – Puja Evening

For details, see below.

 

DECEMBER

Monday, 11th December – Puja Evening

For details, see below.

 

 

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, email Helen at 1helenlewis@gmail.com or text her on 07500 168671.

Next Friends of Vajrasana working party

Date: TBC – watch this space!

Time: 11 am – 4 pm

Venue: Vajrasana Retreat Centre, Potash Farm, Walsham-le-Willows, Suffolk, IP31 3AR. Lifts may be available – just ask!

 

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.

Next dates:

  • Monday, 11th September
  • Monday, 9th October
  • Monday, 20th November
  • Monday, 11th December

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!

 

 

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