• 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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Saturday 18 April

10.30am – 5.00pm

An opportunity to develop our connection with the supreme holy being Buddha Shakyamuni and thereby enhance our spiritual development on the liberating path.

Booking recommended as these are always popular events.

To book online please click:

or email Rak-ma on

Everybody welcome – hope to see you there!



Day course with Gen Chonden

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Saturday 21st March with Gen Chonden

We all need and seek protection from suffering but often we turn to the wrong things and make the situation worse. Buddha, his teachings and his followers together can offer perfect and permanent protection from all faults, all negativity all suffering.
There will be an opportunity, for those who wish, to take refuge vows at the end of the day.

For further details and to book: click here

Half-day courses coming up

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All held at Amitabha Buddhist Centre, Bristol 


The Nature of the Mind

Sunday 22nd March, 11.00am – 3.00pm (includes light vegetarian lunch)

Our mind is our most precious possession. It can make our whole life happy, or sad. Understanding our mind is the key to our happiness, to understanding reincarnation, and to achieving our highest inner peace, enlightenment. This course will explore the nature of our mind with teachings and simple, practical meditations. We do not need to look elsewhere, other than our mind, to find enlightenment.


Introduction to Meditation

Saturday 25th April, 10.30am – 1.30pm

The purpose of meditation is to make our mind calm and peaceful. The busyness and difficulties of daily life often leave us with an uncontrolled and agitated mind. With such a mind, we cannot experience the happiness we desire. The peace derived from meditation practice naturally leads to happiness and contentment, allowing us to deal positively with whatever situations or circumstances we find ourself in.

No need to book – just turn up! We suggest a donation of £8 (includes refreshments) (£10 for The Nature of the Mind course which includes refreshments and a light vegetarian lunch) but no-one is turned away due to lack of funds.