Class schedule

We meet every Wednesday from 7:15 pm to 9:30 pm for our Sangha Night (Community Night) at the Quaker Meeting House, St John’s Street, Bury St Edmunds. For more detailed instructions on how to find us please see the Contact us page.

Everyone is welcome to come along, whatever their level of experience. The class format is usually meditation followed by a talk or discussion on an aspect of Buddhist practice. If you are new to meditation we can offer full instruction and support.

Although our evenings do follow a coherent programme, each evening is self contained, so it is not necessary to have attended previous evenings in the programme – come along any time.

The classes are by donation. To cover our costs we would suggest you give £5 if you can. However, if you cannot afford that amount, for whatever reason, then please do not let that stop you coming along – we would be very pleased to meet you!


Programme for summer/autumn 2018 

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Our founder’s story 

Over the following three weeks we will be exploring stories from the life of our founder, the venerable Urgyen Sangharakshita, in the run-up to a celebration of his life, roughly timed to coincide with his 93rd birthday.



8th August – Searching for the truth

The start of Sangharakshita’s spiritual journey


Tuesday, 14th August Friends of Vajrasana gardening day (see the Calendar of events page here for details)


15th August – Sitting at the feet of his teachers

Life in Kalimpong


22nd August – Coming back to Britain

A Dharma revolution


29th August – 108-year Puja

Celebrating the life of our founder


5th September – What is ritual?


12th September – What is devotion?


19th September – Who is Padmasambhava?


Monday, 24th September – Padmasambhava Puja at Vajrasana

See the Calendar of events page here for details of our Puja evenings.


26th September – Sangha Bytes

Members of the sangha share their experience of aspects of spiritual practice.


3rd October – Mindfulness: sitting like a mountain


10th October – Mindfulness: being alive


17th October – Mindfulness: breathing into life


24th October – Metta 

The practice of cultivating loving-kindness


31 October – Karuna

The practice of cultivating compassion


7th November – Mudita

The practice of cultivating sympathetic joy


14th November – Upeksha

The practice of cultivating equanimity


21st November – Meditation practice night


Sunday, 25th November – Sangha Day

A day retreat. Further details, including venue and times, to follow.


28th November – Questions and answers

A chance to ask the Order members any questions you may have about meditation or Buddhism.

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