• 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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Statue Painting Course

June 20th, 2016 | Posted by web admin in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

Friday 19 to Sunday 21 AugustIMG_8339

(starts 7pm on Friday and finishes at 5.30pm on Sunday)

An opportunity to learn some traditional techniques for painting statues of Buddhas with experienced artist Kelsang Lamchen.

Beginners and more experienced welcome.

Booking required – please contact us to book and for details of facility fees and material required.


Mindfulness Public Talk

June 14th, 2016 | Posted by web admin in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

Mindfulness – A Buddhist Perspective

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Taught by Buddhist monk, K. Namkha

Tue 12th July, 6.30 – 8.30pm (Talk starts at 6.40pm)
A Talk and Practical Workshop with guided meditations.
Cost: £7 (concessions available)

Zion Community Arts Space and Café
Bishopsworth Road BS13 7JW
(about 200 metres from Bridgewater Rd/Cross Hands)

The mind is our most precious possession; it creates our happiness and our suffering.
Mindfulness is an essential practice through which we can transform our life into one of immense happiness and peace. This workshop will offer simple and practical teaching and meditations showing how to begin a practice of mindfulness. It will also include an introduction to Buddha’s teachings on the nature of the mind and the types of mind which help us to create a lasting experience of peace.
No experience necessary, just turn up on the night.
For any further information, tel 07555 084353.

Half day courses coming up

February 1st, 2016 | Posted by web admin in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)
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Sunday 26 June, 10.30am – 1.30pm
Let go of busy thoughts, worry and stress with this relaxed morning course. We will engage in some simple yet effective meditations designed to let you relax, unwind and enjoy some inner peace. Go on, treat yourself!

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Saturday 2 July, 10.30am – 1.30pm

In this course we will look at tools that can help us develop a still peaceful mind in the midst of a busy life, or at times of worry and anxiety. By learning to meditate and improving our concentration, we will reduce unwanted distractions and be able to focus on more positive ways of thinking which will bring unprecedented meaning and joy to our everyday life.