• 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 with Gen Chonden

February 25th, 2015 | Posted by web admin in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)
Saturday 21st March with Gen Chonden

We all need and seek protection from suffering but often we turn to the wrong things and make the situation worse. Buddha, his teachings and his followers together can offer perfect and permanent protection from all faults, all negativity all suffering.
There will be an opportunity, for those who wish, to take refuge vows at the end of the day.

For further details and to book: click here

Half-day courses coming up

January 2nd, 2015 | Posted by web admin in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

All held at Amitabha Buddhist Centre, Bristol 

Transforming Ourself Through Tantra

Sunday 1st March, 2.00 – 5.00pm





According to Buddhist Tantra, we’re not the person we think we are. Only by letting go of who we think we and others are, do we become free to find the true and beautiful nature of ourselves and others. Something well beyond our present imagination. This course  is a useful introduction for those wanting to start a Tantric practice and also for those wanting to revise the essential points of Tantra to help their existing practice.


The Peace of Equanimity

Saturday 14th March, 10.30am – 1.30pm

This course on equanimity will help us to understand the importance of freeing our mind from unbalanced attitudes and developing an equally warm and friendly manner towards all living beings.  “When we gain the realisation of equanimity our mind becomes peaceful and we do not feel disturbed whatever our circumstances”  Joyful Path of Good Fortune by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso


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.