• 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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Prajnaparamita Empowerment

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PrajnaparamitaPrajnaparamita Empowerment ~ Saturday 8th November with Gen Chonden

Prajnaparamita is a female Buddha who is the manifestation of Buddha’s perfection of wisdom. Her function is to overcome maras – the outer and inner obstructing demons – and to bestow the realization of the higher perfection of wisdom, which is the union of great bliss and emptiness that gives us the attainment of enlightenment in this short life.

During this day course we are introduced to this powerful, blissful Buddha and learn how to receive her enlightening blessings and train in profound Secret Mantra.

* £30 suggested donation – includes lunch and refreshments.

Everybody welcome!

The Saturday Foundation Programme has moved to a new day and time  - Sundays 6.00 – 10.00pm (with a break for refreshments). 

We will be starting Universal Compassion by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso from Sunday Universal Compassion2nd November, and would warmly welcome new students to join us!

The Foundation Programme has been running for many years at all the major Centres of the NKT including Amitabha Centre. There are now hundreds of participants who can attest to the unique power of this programme.

If you are interested, we can arrange for you to try out a couple of classes free of charge, before you commit to the study programme.

Click here for further information about our study programmes:

Please contact Rak-ma on for further details or to sign up for trial classes.



Following the success of the recent free public talk in Lydney, we are very pleased that Ellie will be teaching a regular fortnightly class at the library. You can find more details by clicking this link

Overcoming Worry & Depression ~ Sunday 26th October, 10.30am-1.30pmflower and pebbles

Suffering, worry, depression and unhappiness all exist within our mind, they are unpleasant feelings which are part of the mind. By transforming our mind, we can experience a cessation of our suffering, worry and depression, and find true inner peace. This class will look at why we experience these unpleasant feelings and how we can transform our mind by following Buddha’s teachings and practising meditation.

 Pure Potential ~ Sunday 26th October, 2.00-5.00pmface 2

Every one of us has the potential to achieve the perfect peace and happiness of enlightenment. Buddha called this our ‘Buddha nature.’ On this short course, we can forget our usual worries and hangups, and simply spend time identifying with our blissful pure potential.