• 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 30 April 2.00 – 5.00pmchild_blowing_flower
at Amitabha Buddhist Centre
with Buddhist nun Kelsang Lamchen
Through the practise of meditation we can all learn to build a stable experience of happiness from within and on this workshop – especially developed for families – we can learn together how to de-stress, solve our daily problems, cope with difficulty and improve the quality of our relationships with everyone.
The workshop consists of guided meditations, talks, stories, discussion and games.  
Cost £6 per family – includes healthy refreshments and snacks.
No need to book – just come along!

New class

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Thursdays 5.30 – 6.00pm

Take half an hour to relax, de-stress and refresh. Be guided through simple meditations that lead to a deep experience of inner peace and contentment.

These classes are drop-in and everyone is welcome.

with Resident Teacher Gen Chonden

Day course coming up

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Where Is The Joy?

mindfulness3Saturday 14 May, 10:30am – 5pm

with Resident Teacher Gen Kelsang Chonden

Our sticky, clinging, needy mind of desirous attachment deceives us. Discover pure happiness and freedom in developing its opponent, non-attachment.

Half day courses coming up

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Sunday 1 May, 2.00 – 5.00pm

Mindfulness is a popular subject nowadays, but what are the techniques for developing it? What are the best things to be mindful of? And how can we use it to create happiness within our mind? These questions will be addressed with practical teachings and simple meditations.

Improving Self-Confidenceself confidence

Sunday 15 May, 10.30am – 1.30pm

Sometimes we can be our own worst enemy, relating to ourself in ways that negatively impact on our lives and hinder our ability to move forward.
This course, consisting of talks and guided meditations, will focus on transformative ways of thinking that enable us to recognise our pure potential and identify ourself in positive and beneficial ways.