• Welcome to Amitabha Centre in Bristol, an active and flourishing Buddhist community.




    Everyone is welcome to drop-in to the centre and enjoy the peaceful and friendly atmosphere.


    There is a variety of meditation classes on offer from beginners lunchtime relaxation sessions to in-depth study programmes. The classes cover all aspects of Buddhist thought and meditation and are held in Bristol and throughout the Southwest region. Whether you're new to meditation and Buddhism or an experienced Buddhist meditator you are welcome to learn more.


    Meditation is of value to everyone because it helps us find inner peace, real happiness and contentment and the ability to share it with others; cope with the pressures and stresses of work and modern life; develop mental clarity, concentration and focus; and relate to others in a calm, caring, and constructive manner.


    The centre is also home to the World Peace Cafe, relaxing gardens and a small shop.

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Day course with Gen Chonden

October 27th, 2014 | Posted by web admin in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

BirdUnion of Method and Wisdom ~ Sunday 30th November with Gen Chonden

10.30am – 5.00pm

At Amitabha Buddhist Centre, Bristol

Also known as the union of the vast and profound paths, or simply as the union of compassion and wisdom, this skillful way of practising Buddha’s views and intentions can swiftly transform our mind into an experience of never-ending bliss and an unstoppable force for good.

This course includes guided meditations, teachings and discussion. The suggested donation of £20 includes refreshments and vegetarian lunch, however no-one is turned away for lack of funds.

Prajnaparamita Empowerment

October 21st, 2014 | Posted by web admin in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)
PrajnaparamitaPrajnaparamita Empowerment ~ Saturday 8th November with Gen Chonden

Prajnaparamita is a female Buddha who is the manifestation of Buddha’s perfection of wisdom. Her function is to overcome maras – the outer and inner obstructing demons – and to bestow the realization of the higher perfection of wisdom, which is the union of great bliss and emptiness that gives us the attainment of enlightenment in this short life.

During this day course we are introduced to this powerful, blissful Buddha and learn how to receive her enlightening blessings and train in profound Secret Mantra.

* £30 suggested donation – includes lunch and refreshments.

Everybody welcome!

The Saturday Foundation Programme has moved to a new day and time  - Sundays 6.00 – 10.00pm (with a break for refreshments). 

We will be starting Universal Compassion by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso from Sunday Universal Compassion2nd November, and would warmly welcome new students to join us!

The Foundation Programme has been running for many years at all the major Centres of the NKT including Amitabha Centre. There are now hundreds of participants who can attest to the unique power of this programme.

If you are interested, we can arrange for you to try out a couple of classes free of charge, before you commit to the study programme.

Click here for further information about our study programmes:

Please contact Rak-ma on for further details or to sign up for trial classes.



angerDon’t Get Angry, Get Peaceful ~ Saturday 1st November, 10.30am-1.30pm

Anger and irritation destroy our peace of mind, limit our ability to enjoy our environment and have a negative impact in our relationships. Find out how to identify, oppose and control angry states of mind to help improve the quality of our lives through more patient and understanding ways of thinking.

No need to book – just turn up!


buddha with guidelinesBuddhism Workshop ~ Sunday 9th November, 11.00am-3.00pm

*£10 including light vegetarian lunch

On this short workshop we will explore what Buddhism is, what it means to be a modern-day Buddhist and how we can begin and make progress in our meditation practice.  Everyone is welcome regardless of experience.

It would be helpful if you could book in advance for this course, so we know how many guests we are having for lunch – email