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  • 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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Fall Festival

September 7th, 2014 | Posted by web admin in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

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Everyone is welcome to the NKT-IKBU International Fall Festival 2014 at Kadampa Meditation Center New York, USA.

The Wisdom to Understand the Mind
Empowerment of Buddha Manjushri and teachings based on
Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso’s remarkable new book How to Understand the Mind.

with Buddhist monk and international Meditation Teacher, Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab

October 17 – 23

At Kadampa Meditation Center New York, USA

Part I – October 17 – 21 - Meditation, teachings and empowerment
Part II – October 22 – 23 - Meditation retreat

Booking now open: http://kadampafestivals.org/fall

Sponsored walk

August 27th, 2014 | Posted by web admin in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

We did it! A lovely day in beautiful surroundings with a great bunch of people. No reports of blisters either.

Thank you so much to everyone who has sponsored us, it is much appreciated.

If you would like to add to the donations, there is still a chance to sponsor the walkers by clicking here:  http://www.meditationinbristol.org/courses-and-events/sponsored-walk-september-2014/

All money received will go to improving Amitabha Centre’s building for the enjoyment of all, we are especially hoping to improve the entrance hall area and lay new carpet on the stairs.

Concentration ~ Sunday 21st September, 10.30am – 1.00pmheart concentration

The main function of virtuous concentration is to make the mind peaceful. When our mind is free from distraction, it becomes calm and controlled, and it is easy to remain content. On this short course, discover how to find peace and happiness from within through improving mindfulness and concentration.

No need to book – just turn up!

The Art of Positive Thinking ~ Sunday 21st September, 2.00-5.00pmglass half full 2

Positive thinking is possible when we realise that all our experience depend upon our mind.  When we cultivate positive realistic ways of thinking we can relax about our external problems understanding that when we change our mind we can change the way the world appears to us.

No need to book – just turn up!