• 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 Year’s Eve celebrations

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

NYEYou are warmly welcome to join us for our New Year’s Eve celebrations here at Amitabha Centre.

10.30am Death & Impermanence day course with Gen Chonden

6.30pm Wishfulfilling Jewel prayers with Tsog

8.30pm Chanted prayers to Tara, the female Buddha of swift compassion

11.30pm Chanted prayers to Avalokiteshvara, Buddha of Compassion

We then continue through New Year’s Day with chanted prayers to Tara at:
12.30am, 4.30am, 8.30am, 12.30pm and 4.30pm

In between sessions, you are invited to sit with friends old and new around our wood fire and share refreshments. Join us for one/some/all – booking advisable for the day course, other events just drop in! Everybody welcome.


Day course with Gen Chonden

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

skullDeath and Impermanence – 31st December with Gen Chonden

10.30am – 5.00pm

At Amitabha Buddhist Centre, Bristol

Buddha said that it is the meditation on death that makes the deepest impression on our mind.

This is a great way to see out the old year, helping us to drop our negativities and concern for trivialities. We can then enter the new year with a clear mind of fresh, new, beneficial views and intentions.

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.