The BuddhafieldEast Gathering 2016 – The Call of the Forest

Hello All and welcome to website for the BuddhafieldEast Gathering for 2016

This is the link to Sangharakshitas’ book of poems – The Call of the Forest

which will feature during the Gathering.

The dates for the Gathering are:

Wednesday 24th August to Sunday 28th August

and it will be held near to Bungay.

Booking Opens for 2015 Summer Gathering

Summer Gathering 2015A family friendly Buddhist camping retreat/festival on a beautiful farm in Suffolk, open to all.

This years theme explores Fire in the Earth symbolising spiritual death and spiritual rebirth.

– Meditation, rituals, storytelling
– Daily Dharma talks, group chats
– Integrated children’s activities
– Art workshops
– Music Workshops (inc. drums and ukulele)
– Sauna and Hot Tubs
– Yoga
– All vegan food included
– Unlimited tea
– Introducing Jonny’s bakery
– Live fireside acoustic session from James Frost
– No dogs – no drugs – no alcohol

Book Now!

Or call 07976 378778 for info

Buddhafield East is 10!

It was 10 years ago that a group of friends who attended the Buddhafield Festival first got together to create events with a similar feel and approach. Exploring the Dharma closer to nature, camping out and creating a community. From that first small camping event Buddhafield East has gone from strength to strength, last year holding a whole programme of events. Last year we took a bit of a break, went inwards and evaluated how we move forward into double figures.

This year we will be having our Summer Gathering on the 27th August and will be celebrating our 10 years. So put it in your diaries, tell your your friends, in fact fact tell anyone who cares to listen. Flyers, posters and advertising will be out soon and the new website is coming along nicely so should be up soon as well.

If you want to help out and be part of the team please come along to one of our meetings we need plenty of help and everyone can offer something and that help will be warmly received.

Also we have a team weekend planned 17th/18th May where we will camp, eat, practice and plan together, oh yes and fun!. We are hoping to purchase new racking for the container that holds all our equipment so a sort out of the container will be part of the activities. If you want to come along can you let us know so we can get an idea of numbers. Email

Dates for your diaries:

  • 27th April  12:00 – Meeting at Jerrys (41 Damselfly Road, Ipswich, IP3 9TS, just of A14)
  • 17th -18th May – Team Weekend at Farmer Paul’s where we have the Summer Gathering
  • 21st or 22nd June – Team meeting in Norwich. Exact day, place to be confirmed
  • 19th July – Team Meeting in Colchester at Penny’s. Address in later newsletter

Further details of events and meetups will be advised nearer the time in this newsletter.