• 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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Day course coming up

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From Wisdom Comes Freedom From Obstructions

RainbowSaturday 4 June, 10:30am – 5.00pm

with Resident Teacher Gen Kelsang Chonden

A workshop emphasising meditation on how things actually exist (as opposed to how they appear to exist).

Half day courses coming up

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Choose Happinesssmiley ball

Saturday 11 June, 10.30am – 1.30pm

What is happiness and where does it come from? If happiness is a choice then why is it so hard to be and remain happy, even for one day? Buddha taught that happiness is a state of mind, so the real source of happiness must lie within the mind, not in external conditions. If we really want to be truly happy and free from suffering, we must identify which states of mind produce happiness and which produce suffering. This half-day course is suitable for anyone that wishes to improve their life, by cultivating states of mind that lead to happiness.

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Sunday 12 June, 10.30am – 1.30pm

Happiness comes from mental peace. Mental peace comes from meditation. So if we want to be happy, we need to meditate!
This course teaches simple meditation techniques that can be used over and over again in our busy, stressful lives. Also, timeless, practical advice on maintaining peaceful states of mind- all the time.