• 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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Free Public Talk in Bristol

August 24th, 2016 | Posted by web admin in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

Happiness is….an inside job and everyone can succeed.

Saturday 10th September at 7pm

The Unitarian Chapel, Brunswick Court, Bristol BS2 8PE

with English Buddhist monk Gen Kelsang Chondenchonden-lama

We can apply the inner science revealed by Buddha to improving the quality and capacity of our own minds and enjoy the predictable and long desired results of everlasting inner peace and bliss. This ancient wisdom is still completely reliable and available for everyone to use. Now is the time! Finding the real source of happiness is the best thing you can do for everyone else.

The talk is free, no need to book, and will last about 60 minutes. There will be time afterwards for questions and to chat on. Contact us for further details.

Day course with Gen Chonden

August 21st, 2016 | Posted by web admin in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

Imagine Liberation, Liberate Imagination

Saturday 24 SeptemberMan Meditating ASSETc72rg6s8mxxbrb

10.30am – 5.00pm

with Amitabha Buddhist Centre Resident Teacher, Gen Chonden.

Everything depends on the mind. Our mind creates our world.
Using our imagination as a meditation technique can bring us good results on the liberating path easily and swiftly.

The suggested donation of £20 includes refreshments and vegetarian lunch, however no-one is turned away for lack of funds. It is helpful if you can book in advance – click here Day course booking for details.

Half day courses coming up

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

Woman Meditating wallpaperIntroduction to Meditation

Sunday 4 September, 10.30 – 1.30

Learn to be happy – from the inside! On this practical course, you will be guided through some simple meditation techniques designed to calm and relax the mind, and to enhance and develop positive states of mind for mental and physical well-being.

Improving Self- Confidence
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Saturday 10 September, 10.30 – 1.30

This practical course will focus on simple techniques and meditations to balance and improve self-confidence. Through looking at the way in which we can develop negative thought patterns, we can understand how to transform ways of thinking to identify with ourself in positive and beneficial ways.