• 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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Guarding Mindfulness and Alertnessshanti2

Saturday 20 February, 10:30am – 5pm

with Resident Teacher Gen Kelsang Chonden

A look at Shantideva’s classic poem for advice on protecting our mind from negativity and suffering.

Half day courses coming up

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Introduction to Meditationsparkling-lotus-800x800

Sunday 14 February, 10.30am – 1.30pm

The real source of happiness is inner peace. If we want true lasting happiness we need to develop and maintain a special experience of inner peace. The only way to do this is to train our mind through meditation. This class will explain what meditation is and teach you the skills to begin meditating. No experience is necessary, everyone welcome.

mindfulness3Calm and Cool

Saturday 27 February, 2.00 – 5.00pm

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.