This page gives advice on how best to reach us. If you cannot find the answers you need, please email [email protected].
The address is:
Walnut Tree Manor
Suffolk IP14 3RQ
All participants are requested to take a Covid-19 Lateral Flow Test on the day of arrival before travelling to the centre. If you test positive, please call us on 01449 833080 to cancel your place.
All students are asked to arrive between 2 and 5 pm for registration on the day the course begins. A light meal and orientation will precede the start of the course. The 10-day courses will end at approximately 7:30 am on the last day of the course. The 3-day courses end at 4 pm. All new students, as well as old (returning) students taking a full course are required to remain until the very end of the course.
Part-time old students will not be permitted to leave on Metta day, the last full day, except in case of emergency or by prior arrangement with the assistant teacher(s).
IMPORTANT: Please make all your homeward travel arrangements before the course starts. You will not be able to use your mobile phone, iPad, tablet or any other internet device until after the end of the course.
IMPORTANT: If your arrival is delayed beyond 6 pm please leave a message on the Dhamma Sukhakāri centre answerphone, 01449 833080. If you do not do this, it will be assumed that that you are not coming, and your place may be given to someone else.
IMPORTANT: Please do not arrive at the centre before 6:30 am or after 10 pm on any day and, with the exception of the day a course begins, preferably not between 8 and 9 am, 2:30 and 3:30 pm or 6 and 7 pm.
Dhamma Sukhakāri is 2.5 miles (4 km) from Junction 49 of the A14 between Ipswich and Bury St Edmunds, about 100 miles to the north-east of London.
The centre postcode (IP14 3RQ) will get you to the centre with Google maps.
There is ample free parking at the centre.
There are no EV charging units at Dhamma Sukhakāri. The closest EV charging points can be found in Stowmarket (4–5 miles away). Please ensure that your vehicle is sufficiently charged before arriving at the centre.
The site is 4 miles from Stowmarket railway station and there are frequent direct train services to and from London, Norwich, Cambridge, Ipswich and Peterborough.
Direct trains from London Liverpool Street take approximately 90 minutes. Alternatively, take a train to Ipswich and change to the next available Stowmarket train.
More information on train schedules can be found at: www.nationalrail.co.uk.
Please do not attempt to walk to the centre from Stowmarket or Haughley. The road can be busy and fast with no lighting or pavement/off-road walking area.
A taxi from the station takes about 10 minutes and costs about £10–£11.
Students arriving for the start of a course may wish to share a taxi to the centre with others arriving at the station. We suggest using the taxi office as a meeting point, from where you can arrange a shared cab.
Swift Taxi Cabs: book online at www.swifttaxicabs.com, by phone on 01449 866899 or via facebook – they accept cash, card and contactless including prepayments; can accommodate requests for travel at any time.
Stowmarket Cab Co.: 01449 677777 - Taxis are usually available without booking from the Stowmarket Cab Co. office situated just outside the station, though you may have to wait for one to become available.
Gold Star Taxis 01449 676767
If you are having difficulty organising travel to the centre from Stowmarket station, please email [email protected] or call the centre on 01449 833080.
The most convenient airport for Dhamma Sukhakāri is London Stansted (STN), to which there are budget flights from a wide range of European destinations.
From London Stansted airport, take a direct train to Cambridge and change for a direct train to Stowmarket, or take a coach to Chelmsford and then a train to Stowmarket (journey time about 1 hour 40 minutes).
The car journey from London Stansted to the centre takes about 1 hour 10 minutes.
Norwich International (NWI): take the airport bus to the Park & Ride, from there take a bus to Norwich railway station and then a direct train to Stowmarket (journey time 1 hour 20 minutes)
London City (LCY): take the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) to Stratford International and change for National Rail from Stratford to Stowmarket (journey time about 1 hour 45 minutes)
Southend (SEN): take a bus or a train to Chelmsford (by train, change at Shenfield) and from there a train to Stowmarket (journey time about 2 hours 30 minutes)
Luton (LTN): take the airport shuttle to Luton Airport Parkway railway station, take a fast train to London St Pancras, take the London Underground (Circle and Metropolitan lines) to Liverpool Street station and then take a National Rail service to Stowmarket (journey time about 3 hours).
At the end of the course, you may be able to get a lift by car with other students.
You may also be able to share a local taxi to the station with other people. More information will be put up on the last day of the course, when you will be able to make arrangements, including booking a taxi.