• 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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March 8th, 2017 | Posted by web admin in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

  The Buddhist Path to Happiness:  Training the Mind

Dates:           Thursdays,  
Times:           8 – 9.15 pm
Teacher:       Kelsang Lamchen (Resident Teacher at Amitabha KMC)
Course fee:  £6 per session 
Through training in meditation and mindfulness we can build and maintain a lasting experience of inner peace and calmness that does not depend on our ever-changing external conditions,. Our usual worries and anxieties will naturally subside as our new found inner stability enables us to cope with the ups and downs of life. Each class will be self-contained.
These drop-in classes will follow on from the How to Stop Worrying course.
No need to book . Just turn up


Living Mindfully

Saturday 21st April    10.30am – 1.30pm

With Natalie Franco

What is Buddhist mindfulness and how can it benefit our busy modern lives?

Find out on this practical course; a great place for beginners to meditate. 


Meditation Classes for Children & Teens

Saturday 21 st April   3pm – 4pm

In the classes children explore how to develop and keep a peaceful mind, a good heart and how to find happiness from within regardless of external circumstances.

The classes consist of brief guided meditations, talks, discussions, games and stories. Suitable for all ages.

Classes are guided by Kelsang Lamchen, who is a mother herself as well as being an experienced practitioner and teacher of meditation.  She is easy to talk to and radiates affection to all she meets

Classes are from 3pm to 4pm on the third Saturday of every month through 2018.

We suggest a donation of £2 per family/child, however, no-one is turned away for lack of funds.

Events coming up

February 1st, 2016 | Posted by web admin in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)


Spring Cleaning The Mind     

With Kelsang Lamchen                                                                                  

Saturday 5th May   10.30 am -3.30pm                            

Through understanding and practising Buddha’s teachings 
on karma we can learn to reverse negative habits,
transform difficulties and create experiences of happiness and peace.


Suggested Facility Fee for this course is £20 (£15 concessions). Includes a vegetarian lunch and refreshments

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