• 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. Please note the Cafe hours have changed to Monday ~ Friday, 11am to 4pm.

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2017 NKT-IKBU International Summer Festival

July 21 – August 5  

A Blissful JourneyGLD and GLK for Summer 2016 v2
with Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong and Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab

The book How to Transform Your Life is an extremely practical manual for eradicating our experience of problems and finding permanent happiness through developing a peaceful mind. It has recently been comprehensively revised by the author, Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, and at the 2017 Summer Festival Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong and Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab will give the transmission of the essential practices from this remarkable book. This is a special opportunity not to be missed. 

Watch a Youtube Video on what you can expect!  

 

Day Course at Amitabha

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2017

The Eleven Reversals with Kelsang Lamchen
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Saturday 17 June

Composed by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, the eleven reversals indicate successful training in eleven key Lamrim (stages of the path to enlightenment) meditations and practices by showing what negative attitudes and thoughts are ‘reversed’ at each stage. They also show the benefits of Lamrim meditation and are an inspiring measurement of how to progress on the spiritual path. This is a real treat of a text that will bring fresh, renewed energy to our daily practice and enable us to approach it practically from the perspective of developing realisations.
 
 

How to Transform Your Life - Download your free ebook

Events coming up

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Improving Meditation ~ Sunday 18 June, 10.30 – 1.30

In ‘How to Understand the Mind’ Geshe Kelsang Gyatso says, ‘The main function of concentration is to make our mind peaceful, when our mind is free from the turbulence of distracting conceptions it becomes calm and smooth… Concentration gives us the freedom to accomplish whatever we wish for.’ On this half day course we will have the opportunity to learn practical techniques to improve our concentration through meditation, and to increase our motivation to become free from distractions. 

Improving Self-Confidence ~ Saturday 1 July, 10.30 – 1.30

You have UNLIMITED potential for happiness. And you can create this with your own mind! This short course explains how, rather than focusing on our current limited view of ourselves, we can instead relate to our limitless potential.

The suggested donation for half-day courses is £8 which includes refreshments.  No one is turned away for lack of funds.