• 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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The Power To Change Your World

Southern Dharma Celebration 2015 in Brighton
A special weekend course with Kadam Bridget Heyes
Friday 13th – 15th February 2015

During this weekend meditation course Kadam Bridget Heyes, a senior Kadampa Buddhist teacher and close disciple of the renowned Buddhist master Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, will explain how we can use the teachings of Buddhism in modern life to free our mind from all its negative tendencies and awaken our innate potential for loving kindness & compassion.

The weekend will also include a blessing empowerment of Buddha Maitreya – the embodiment of enlightened loving kindness. Through connecting with Buddha Maitreya we can find greater freedom, fulfilment, and inner peace in our lives. These teachings are very suitable for those new to Buddhism as well as those who are already familiar with Buddhist teachings.

For further details and online booking, click here

Open Afternoon

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Saturday 7th February 2.00 – 5.00pmcoffee_heart22

You are welcome to join us for our Open Afternoon event here at Amitabha Buddhist Centre in Bristol. Free meditation taster sessions, a chance to explore our beautiful meditation rooms and lots of yummy cakes, drinks and special offers in our World Peace cafe.

More details coming soon.

Half-day courses coming up

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All held at Amitabha Buddhist Centre, Bristol

Introduction to Meditationheart concentration

Sunday 8th February 10.30am – 1.30pm

Get a taste for simple meditation techniques at this light-hearted and refreshing morning course. Experience the deep relaxation that comes from clearing the mind – the best tool for coping with busy modern life! All meditations are guided and beginners are welcomed as well as more experienced meditators.


hearthandWhat’s Love Got To Do With It?

Saturday 14th February 10.30am – 1.30pm

Come and join Syreeta for a morning focusing on love. Learn to identify the difference between love and attachment and learn practical methods to reduce our attachment and increase our love. We could all benefit from having the mind of love as love will always make us happy. 

No need to book – just turn up! We suggest a donation of £8 (includes refreshments) but no-one is turned away due to lack of funds.

Day course with Gen Chonden

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

Held at Amitabha Buddhist Centre, Bristol

Wheel of Life – 21st February with Gen ChondenWheelofLifeThangka

10.30am – 5.00pm

The diagram of the Wheel of Life described by Buddha represents all the environments of samsara and all the beings who inhabit them. It reveals the nature of samsara and the paths that take us and keep us bound there. It also reveals the liberating path.

This course includes guided meditations, teachings and discussion. The suggested donation of £20 includes refreshments and vegetarian lunch, however no-one is turned away for lack of funds.

To book online, please click here