Welcome to the webpage for the King’s Lynn Triratna Buddhist Community – our digital home for Buddhism in King’s Lynn.

We are a small and friendly group of practicing Buddhists and meditators.

Classes are led most Tuesday evenings from 7:30-9:30pm at the Friends Meeting House, Bridge Street, King’s Lynn.

Classes are generally led by Viprasana and/or Sanghaketu, both of whom have been ordained with the Triratna Buddhist Order for over twenty years. Both have a wealth of meditation and Buddhist experience and a relaxed teaching style. Viprasanna was ordained in 1993. He is a yoga teacher and endeavours to maintain and advance his practice through yoga, meditation and music. We have other guest visitors from time to time.

Evenings are usually either on a drop in basis or there will be a themed course being run over consecutive evenings – usually based on meditation or the Buddhist faith. If you are interested in coming along you are very welcome – there is an email address on the ‘Contact’ page if you’d like to contact us beforehand but its not essential. We are open to all whether Buddhist, not Buddhist or complete newcomer.

Thank you.

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  1. Hi, my name is Julia, I have been practicing Buddhist for around 20 yrs, I used to go to the London Buddhist centre, Bethnal Green,I moved to Cornwall and had my daughters, later we moved to Norfolk. I have been mediating on my own mainly, and now my daughters are interested in mediating I thought I would be a good idea to introduce them to you where they can decide if they would like to progress.
    My elder daughter already mediates, but my younger daughter wants to try and I think a group would suite her.
    May we come along on Tuesday please to meet you all.
    Many thanks


    1. Hello Julia,
      You will be very welcome.
      Currently Sanghaketu is giving a set of six talks on the five spiritual faculties, fortnightly. Tomorrow the theme is wisdom. I would expect there will be a short meditation to start, so if this sounds of interest please come.
      On the alternate Tuesdays Sujvala is leading meditation evenings.
      Please let me know if you need further details.


  2. Hi, I am new to Buddhism but have always had an interest. I would like to try to learn to meditate properly and am a beginner. Is it ok for me to come to your meeting tomorrow?

    Kind regards,


    1. Hi Hope,
      Yes it is certainly OK for you to come. Tomorrow there will likely be a short meditation to begin, the bulk of the evening will be a talk by Sanghaketu on the theme of ‘wisdom’ followed by opportunity for questions and discussion. Hope to see you – thanks.


  3. Hi, my name is Sandra I have been called to develop my spiritual life. I went to a day of silent meditation at Clare priory on Saturday and want more. I hope to come Tuesday if this is meant to be.


    1. Hi Sandra, thanks for your message. This Tuesday there will be a talk about Puja – that is Buddhist ritual, so there may be some chanting and suchlike. If this sounds like its for you please come along – 7-9pm. Alternatively, there is a new six week introduction to meditation class beginning 19th July, preceded by a lecture on tape 12th July. Check out the posters on the website!


    1. Hi Pramila, the classes tend to be for adults (over 18 years old). The introduction/beginner classes may be suitable for 16-18 year olds depending on the individual. Under 16 year olds would need to be accompanied by an adult. The Triratna Buddhist Community as a whole do sometimes arrange school visits.


  4. Hello, in short I NEED something to attend to my ‘mixed’ up self. I have read a little on Buddhism and it has awakened my mind that there is something that I can relate to, a path I could, and am, drawn to. But I need guidance and teaching. Would your centre be the place to come and would you allow me to attend? Anything you could recommend I could read in the meantime would be appreciated. I feel like a lost soul and wish to find my true self. Thank you Sue


    1. Hi Sue – there is a new introduction to meditation course starting 11th October – the details are on the ‘latest posts’ page. It is open to all and will consist of meditation being taught in a friendly way, so of course you are very welcome. Its usually best to attend some classes to start but a good introduction to Buddhism is ‘Introducing Buddhism by Chris Pauling’.


      1. Many many thanks. Unfortunately I am away on 11 October. Is there another date after then that would cover the same content. I will purchase the book and thank you for the recomumendation.


      2. Hi Sue – it is a six week course so you may be able to join after the first day. I will ask Udara (who will be teaching the course) to contact you about this.


  5. Please enlighten me.
    I like to be regarded as a humanist and would like to know if being irreligious is in conflict with learning meditation via Buddhism?
    Thank you & regards.David Mills.


    1. Hello David,
      In answer to your question, no interest in Buddhism is needed to enjoy meditation. Meditation is a way to calm the mind, to become more aware of ourselves and others and ultimately to break free from suffering. We use two simple but profound meditation practices.The mindfulness of breathing uses the breath to calm us. The loving kindness meditation helps us to develop friendliness for others and ourselves. This a link to the Triratna main website which has a lot more information on meditation. https://thebuddhistcentre.com/text/meditation.
      Locally, we do not have a beginners’ meditation class running at the moment but that may change depending on demand. It may also be worthwhile for you to contact the Norwich or Cambridge buddhist centres if you want to learn more. There will be a link from the main site to both centres.
      If you would like the local group to contact you when there is a beginners’ meditation course, just let me know.
      Kind regards. Mary


      1. Dear Mary, I am very interested in – keen to have having medication classes in Kings Lynn. Hopefully you may have a beginners class starting soon.(My wife Ella may also like to attend). Thank you for your help and reassurance etc.

        On 25 June 2017 at 09:37, King’s Lynn Triratna Buddhists wrote:

        > King’s Lynn Triratna Buddhists commented: “Hello David, In answer to your > question, no interest in Buddhism is needed to enjoy meditation. Meditation > is a way to calm the mind, to become more aware of ourselves and others and > ultimately to break free from suffering. We use two simple but profound ” >


      2. Hi David. You are welcome to attend any Tuesday evening they are open to all. Currently the evening is started with a short meditation for which there will be some introduction and instruction for beginners. Following that there are ongoing talks and discussions based on consecutive chapters from the book ‘The Journey and the Guide’ by Maitryabandhu. The book contains some stories from the Buddha’s life but is largely practical and not particularly religious.
        I’ll leave it to you to decide if that sounds appropriate for you, beginners/newcomers often attend the evenings.
        Occasionally there are introduction evenings/courses where there is more emphasis on meditation but there are currently no plans for this upcoming.
        Thanks – Ed


  6. I’ve just been told about your group and would like to further my finding of the real me as there has been a void for many years now.
    Hopefully I can overcome more fears through the teachings.


    1. Hello Debra, good to hear from you. I apologise for delay in replying, I have been away. You would be very welcome to join us. If you want to talk to someone before coming along you can email me on maryca98@aol.com. or you can just drop in. This Tuesday we will be meditating followed by a buddhist ritual.


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