• 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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Bristol Healthy City Week

September 26th, 2016 | Posted by web admin in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

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Saturday 15 October 10.30 –1.30

with Kelsang Rak-ma

By learning the basics of meditation, we can learn to develop familiarity with positive ways of thinking that are beneficial for
ourselves, our family and friends, our community, our city and our world. Free of charge, no experience necessary, no need to book.


Part of Bristol Healthy City week 2016 – for further details about this and other events, visit:

Love, Desire and Attachment

September 16th, 2016 | Posted by web admin in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

Special course in Swindon with Resident teacher Gen Kelsang Chonden

Date: 22 October 10.30am – 4.30pm

Location: Haydon Centre, Haydon Wick, Swindon SN25 1QQ

Fees: £15 including Vegetarian lunch and refreshment breaks

For further details and to book:


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Saturday 1 October

10.30am – 5.00pm

with Amitabha Buddhist Centre Resident Teacher, Gen Kelsang Chonden.

Some guided retreat sessions on Guru Yoga and mandala offerings. Receiving blessings and accumulating merit are necessary and enjoyable preparations for authentic spiritual progress.

The suggested donation of £8 includes refreshments. Lunch is not included but the World Peace cafe will be open to purchase light lunches and snacks, or there is a wide variety of food outlets on the Gloucester Road. It is helpful if you can book in advance – click here Day course booking for details.

Half day courses coming up

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


shutterstock_111045212Meditation Workshop ~ Sunday 23 October, 10.30 – 1.30

The purpose of meditation is to make our mind calm and peaceful. Even if we face great difficulties in our life, we will experience problems only if we allow our mind to be disturbed by the situation. By training in meditation, we are able to control our mind, so that it becomes more and more peaceful. Eventually we will remain calm and cool all the time, even in the most challenging situations.

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We spend so much time worrying, anticipating our experiences, trying to control events and when things don’t go as planned we feel sad, angry or discouraged. In this course we will learn to identify the main source of our worries, our self-grasping ignorance, and look at practical tools to help us take control of our happiness, using meditation to develop more positive ways of thinking, nurturing our faith and wisdom.