• Welcome to Amitabha Centre in Bristol, an active and flourishing Buddhist community.




    Please note the Centre will be closed for classes during the Summer Break, 17th July until 27th August but a wonderful statue painting course will be available August 19th, see below for details.


    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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South West Dharma Celebration

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Join us December 1 ~ 3, 2017

In fun and diverse Bristol for the South West Dharma Celebration!

A truly peaceful way to begin the holiday season…

Presented in the beautiful and elegant City Hall with Kadam Bridget Heyes

Je Tsongkhapa Empowerment • Teachings on how to train in a spiritual path in modern life  Friday evening public talk and continuing on with weekend teachings in the beautiful City Hall.

The Festival is now over but there are various retreats around the UK and World in progress this week if you are interested. Click here for further information.

 The book, “How to Transform Your Life”, continues to be available as a free download. It is an extremely practical manual for eradicating our experience of problems and finding permanent happiness through developing a peaceful mind.  

How to Transform Your Life - Download your free ebook

A number of videos are available from the Festival on the Festival’s page.

This Week at Amitabha!

March 8th, 2017 | Posted by web admin in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

Lamrim Retreat ~ 

       Join for all or some

Date: August 21 –  27

Join us for a peaceful and meaningful week of meditation on the Lamrim.  See the Daily Programme for times.

Events coming up

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Beautiful Mind, Beautiful Person

Date:  Saturday 2nd September
Time: 10:30am to 1:30pm

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. 

Assertiveness Over Anger

Date: Sunday 3rd September
Time: 10:30am to 1:30pm

This half day course will focus on how we can learn to communicate effectively and powerfully without the need for anger, which damages our relationships and destroys our peace of mind.

Through simple meditation techniques we will learn how to maintain our clarity of mind and inner peace in order for us to be able to achieve best results within daily life!

Suitable for beginners and advanced meditators.

The suggested donation for half-day courses is £8 which includes refreshments.  No one is turned away for lack of funds.