• 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 events

December 5th, 2016 | Posted by web admin in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

Feel free to join us for one, some or all of the day’s events.
Booking is useful for the day course – for all other events, just drop in.

shutterstock_8367733610:30 – 5.00 Death and Impermanence day course with Gen Chonden

Buddha said that of all the meditations we can do 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 concerns for trivialities. We can then look towards the new year with a clear mind of fresh, new, beneficial views and intentions.

Suggested donation of £20 for the Day Course includes refreshments and vegetarian lunch, however no-one is turned away for lack of funds.

Booking in advance helps us to plan catering, click below to reserve your place:


6.00pm Wishfulfilling Jewel prayers with tsogtara
8.30pm Chanted prayers to Buddha Tara
11.30pm Chanted prayers to Buddha Avalokiteshvara

We then continue with prayers to Buddha Tara at:
12.30am, 4.30am, 8.30am, 12.30pm and 4.30pm

No charge for these events, however donations are always welcome!

Tara and Avalokiteshvara are the female and male Buddhas of Compassion. In our chanted prayers, we request that the coming year is filled with love, compassion and wisdom for all living beings.

In between sessions, you are warmly welcome to join friends old and new around our cosy wood fire.

Bring a (veggie, non-alcoholic) nibble to share if you like, drinks & snacks provided.

Half day courses coming up

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


Supreme Good Heart ~ Saturday 10 December, 2.00 – 5.00

shutterstock_322890911In this half day course we can gain an understanding of the precious mind of bodhichitta and how we can become a friend of the world. In Meaningful to Behold, Geshe Kelsang Gyatso says ‘Many people have the compassionate wish to benefit others, but few understand how to accomplish this effectively in daily life. Bodhisattvas are friends of the world who have such strong compassion they are able to transform all their daily activities into a means to benefit others.’

Medicine Buddha Guided Retreat ~ Sunday 11 December, 10.30 – 1.30Medicine Buddha

Take this precious opportunity to engage in an ancient healing practice which still has great relevance in our modern world. An uplifting mix of short teachings and guided visualisations and meditations to leave you feeling refreshed and relaxed.