• 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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Day Course

October 3rd, 2016 | Posted by web admin in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

Purifying our Karma with Gen Chondenvajrasattva-2_transparent-941x1024

Saturday 12 November

A look at how we can develop our understanding of, and conviction in, the law of karma. Knowing this we can engage in practices that will swiftly purify our mind of the potentialities for suffering and problems that remain from all our previous negative actions.

Love, Desire and Attachment

September 16th, 2016 | Posted by web admin in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

Special course in Swindon with Resident teacher Gen Kelsang Chonden

Date: 22 October 10.30am – 4.30pm

Location: Haydon Centre, Haydon Wick, Swindon SN25 1QQ

Fees: £15 including Vegetarian lunch and refreshment breaks


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Half day courses coming up

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


shutterstock_111045212Meditation Workshop ~ Sunday 23 October, 10.30 – 1.30

The purpose of meditation is to make our mind calm and peaceful. Even if we face great difficulties in our life, we will experience problems only if we allow our mind to be disturbed by the situation. By training in meditation, we are able to control our mind, so that it becomes more and more peaceful. Eventually we will remain calm and cool all the time, even in the most challenging situations.

Say No to Worry ~ Saturday 29 October, 10.30 – 1.30shutterstock_377374999

We spend so much time worrying, anticipating our experiences, trying to control events and when things don’t go as planned we feel sad, angry or discouraged. In this course we will learn to identify the main source of our worries, our self-grasping ignorance, and look at practical tools to help us take control of our happiness, using meditation to develop more positive ways of thinking, nurturing our faith and wisdom.