• 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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Sponsored walk

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

Amitabha Centre will be holding a sponsored walk on Sunday 14th September, to raise funds for improving and enhancing our building. You are welcome to join us or sponsor one of our intrepid walkers!

The walk will be an 11-13 km (7-8 mile) walk following a
series of footpaths along the River Trym and through the delightful Penpole Wood, Kings Weston Down and Blaise Castle Estate with superb views over Bristol and Shirehampton.
The walk begins at Blaise Castle and will last approx 3½- 4 hours.

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Free Public Talk in Bristol

August 17th, 2014 | Posted by web admin in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

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

Free public talk with English Buddhist monk (and Resident Teacher at Amitabha Buddhist Centre) Gen Kelsang Chonden.

Saturday 6th September at 7.00pm

The Unitarian Chapel,
Brunswick Court,

The talk will last for about 60 minutes and there will be time afterwards for questions and to chat on. No need to book, just drop in.

Everybody welcome!

New class starting from 2nd Septembermindfulness3

Tuesdays 12.30 – 1.10pm with Renbin

每周二, 12301310

Are you interested in meditation and Buddhism? Mandarin and English speaking class – includes guided meditation, practical spiritual advice and chance for informal individual or group discussions. Everybody welcome.

Introduction to Meditation ~ Saturday 6th September, 2.00-5.00pm


This course is a perfect place to start if you are curious about meditation. Learn what meditation is, how it can benefit our modern lives, and have a chance to practice some simple guided meditations. Everyone welcome.

No need to book.

jtk1The Three Principal Aspects of the Path ~  Sunday 7th September with Gen Chonden 10.30am – 5.30pm

A look at the profound guide to meditation on the stages of the path, Lamrim, which Je Tsongkhapa composed based on the instructions he received directly from Wisdom Buddha Manjushri. This poem is part of the booklet ‘The Kadampa Way of Life’.

Booking useful but not essential.