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




    Please note the Centre will be closed for classes during the Summer Break, 17th July until 27th August but a wonderful statue painting course will be available August 19th, see below for details.


    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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Summer Festival

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Summer Festival 2017

A Blissful Journey ~ 

with Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong and Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab

GLD and GLK for Summer 2016 v2

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.  

How to Transform Your Life - Download your free ebook

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! 

Various retreats around the UK and World are available following the Summer Festival if you are interested. Click here for further information.


Upcoming at Amitabha!

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Art Course ~ 

       Beautifying Holy Objects

Date: August 18th – Sunday 20th

Join us for a fun and meaningful weekend of painting Buddha statues with Buddhist artist, Kelsang Lamchen.  We will look at preparing statues, traditional painting techniques and  the basics of guilding.  No experience needed & paints provided.  Just bring brushes and a Buddha statue.  Booking is Essential!

Further details Click Here

Events coming up

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Beautiful Mind, Beautiful Person

Date:  Saturday 2nd September
Time: 10:30am to 1:30pm

Practical guidance for daily life on how to develop inner peace through meditation.

Learn how to reduce your problems by contemplating new, alternative ways of thinking which will bring about positive changes and an experience

of deep and lasting happiness. 

Assertiveness Over Anger

Date: Sunday 3rd September
Time: 10:30am to 1:30pm

This half day course will focus on how we can learn to communicate effectively and powerfully without the need for anger, which damages our relationships and destroys our peace of mind.

Through simple meditation techniques we will learn how to maintain our clarity of mind and inner peace in order for us to be able to achieve best results within daily life!

Suitable for beginners and advanced meditators.

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