Buddhists open new centre

AROUND 100 people attended the opening of Ipswich's new Buddhist meditation centre.The Ipswich branch of the Friends of the Western Buddhist Order (FWBO) moved from the top of the Evolution shop on the Cornhill to 4 Friar's Bridge Road, off Princes Street, and the building was officially opened on Saturday.

AROUND 100 people attended the opening of Ipswich's new Buddhist meditation centre.

The Ipswich branch of the Friends of the Western Buddhist Order (FWBO) moved from the top of the Evolution shop on the Cornhill to 4 Friar's Bridge Road, off Princes Street, and the building was officially opened on Saturday.

The founder of the FWBO, Sangharakshita, formally opened the centre by cutting a ribbon.

Extensive renovations have been taken place since they purchased the building in January, including installing a lift for disabled people.

Dharmachari Amoghavajra, chairman of the Ipswich FWBO, said: “It went really well. There were around 100 people present. “Some people were just passing and decided to come in. It was a lovely day.”

Regular meditation sessions for beginners are held every Tuesday evening. People can choose to attend a six-week course or just a drop-in session. As well as meditation classes, the centre also runs yoga and tai chi classes.

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For more information about the centre, visit www.ipswichbuddhistcentre.org.uk or call 07723 018155 or 07768 043939 for more information.