- The UEA Buddhist Chaplain is Alokadhara (Robert Haworth). His e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org
- The Student Union Buddhist Society can be contacted via Alokadhara.
The Buddhist Society also organise talks about Buddhism throughout the year. There is a collection of books about Buddhism in the Multifaith Centre which students are welcome to borrow.
Buddhist Meditation Class – Mondays 1pm -2pm
This class which takes place at the Multi Faith Centre is cancelled for the time being.
However, Alokadhara who runs the class and is the Buddhist Chaplain at the UEA is running an online drop-in meditation class on Saturdays through the Norwich Buddhist Centre website.
The class runs from 1pm until 2pm. Full guidance is provided and it may be accessed through the following link.
Scroll down to “Saturday lunchtime meditation” and follow the instructions for joining the class. It would perhaps be a good idea to have a look at it in advance as you will need to download “zoom” (which is free) in order to access the class.
For the Buddhist chaplain: see above. The Student Union Buddhist Society representative is Suprateeka Talukeer, email: email@example.com
The Society can also be contacted via the UEA Student Union.
Buddhism is a spiritual tradition which arose in India about two thousand five hundred years ago. If we look in a dictionary we will find Buddhism classed as a world religion, however Buddhism is different from other world religions because it does not have a creator God. Buddhism was founded by a man called Gautama Siddhartha who whilst in India studied meditation under different meditation masters. He eventually abandoned the practices of these master and began searching for the real nature of reality and the truth of why, we are born, suffer, and die. Siddhartha continued to meditate and one day came to rest under the Bodhi tree and vowed not to move until he had attained enlightenment, that night Siddhartha attained enlightenment, and became the Buddha.
At the Buddhist Society we do regular meditations and group talks on the teachings of the Buddha. We are open to staff and students and anyone of any particular faith can come and join in, you don't necessarily have to be a Buddhist to practise meditation or to have an interest in Buddhist philosophy, so if you are interested come along and give it a try.