• 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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New meditation class in Lydney

September 22nd, 2014 | Posted by web admin in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)


New meditation class starting in Lydney (Forest of Dean) 

Teacher: Ellie van der Heijdenellie110

Day: Monday 29th September

Time: 7pm – 9pm

Venue: Lydney Library, Hill Street, Lydney, GL15 5HW

This will be a free, taster class and will consist of guided meditations, a talk and an opportunity to discuss and ask questions. Refreshments will be provided. Everyone is welcome. There is no need to book, just turn up on the night.

 It is hoped that this will become a regular bi-weekly class if people would like to continue.

Weston special event

September 22nd, 2014 | Posted by web admin in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

faceThe Magical Play of the Mind ~ Sunday 12th October, 2.00 – 5.00pm

with English Buddhist nun Kelsang Rak-ma

Friend’s Meeting House, High Street, Weston-super-Mare BS23 1JF

Buddha taught that all things are mere appearance to mind, like things seen in a dream. When we fully understand this, everything becomes very peaceful, joyful and wonderful, and we can savour the freedom that comes from seeing everything simply as the magical play of our own mind. Beginners and all levels of experience welcome.

The course includes talks, guided meditations, discussion and the opportunity to ask questions. Suggested donation of £8, includes refreshments.

Fall Festival

September 7th, 2014 | Posted by web admin in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

Fall Festival banner

Everyone is welcome to the NKT-IKBU International Fall Festival 2014 at Kadampa Meditation Center New York, USA.

The Wisdom to Understand the Mind
Empowerment of Buddha Manjushri and teachings based on
Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso’s remarkable new book How to Understand the Mind.

with Buddhist monk and international Meditation Teacher, Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab

October 17 – 23

At Kadampa Meditation Center New York, USA

Part I – October 17 – 21 - Meditation, teachings and empowerment
Part II – October 22 – 23 - Meditation retreat

Booking now open:

Sponsored walk

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

We did it! A lovely day in beautiful surroundings with a great bunch of people. No reports of blisters either.

Thank you so much to everyone who has sponsored us, it is much appreciated.

If you would like to add to the donations, there is still a chance to sponsor the walkers by clicking here:

All money received will go to improving Amitabha Centre’s building for the enjoyment of all, we are especially hoping to improve the entrance hall area and lay new carpet on the stairs.