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

Introduction to Meditation free event ~ Saturday 11 February, 10.30 – 1.30  

Practical guidance for daily life on how to develop inner peace through meditation. Learn how to reduce your problems by contemplating new, alternative ways of thinking, which will bring about positive changes and an experience of deep and lasting happiness.

 


Heart Jewel  ~ Sunday 12 February, 10.00 – 1.00   

The book Heart Jewel presents two practices revealed by Manjushri, the Wisdom Buddha. The first is a special Guru Yoga in which we visualize our Spiritual Guide as Je Tsongkhapa, who himself is an emanation of Buddha Manjushri. By relying upon this practice we can purify negativity, accumulate merit, and receive blessings. In this way we shall naturally accomplish all the realizations of the stages of the path of Sutra and Tantra, and in particular we shall attain a very special Dharma wisdom.

The second practice is a method for relying upon the Dharma Protector  Dorje Shugden. Through this practice we can overcome obstacles to our practice and create favourable conditions so that we can nurture and increase our pure Dharma realizations.

These two practices are the essential practices of the New Kadampa Tradition of Mahayana Buddhism. They are both included in the sadhanas Heart Jewel and Wishfulfilling Jewel.

In these few sessions we will look at some of these essential practices as explained in the book Heart Jewel.