• 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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Free Public Talk in Bristol

August 17th, 2014 | Posted by web admin in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

Happiness is ….. an inside job and everyone can succeed.

Free public talk with English Buddhist monk (and Resident Teacher at Amitabha Buddhist Centre) Gen Kelsang Chonden.

Saturday 6th September at 7.00pm

The Unitarian Chapel,
Brunswick Court,

The talk will last for about 60 minutes and there will be time afterwards for questions and to chat on. No need to book, just drop in.

Everybody welcome!

New class starting from 2nd Septembermindfulness3

Tuesdays 12.30 – 1.10pm with Renbin

每周二, 12301310

Are you interested in meditation and Buddhism? Mandarin and English speaking class – includes guided meditation, practical spiritual advice and chance for informal individual or group discussions. Everybody welcome.

Course in Taunton

July 23rd, 2014 | Posted by web admin in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

Aileen Glen, the Taunton meditation class teacher, is holding a short course on 30th August on the topic of Karma.

The law of karma is a special instance of the law of cause and effect, according to which all our actions of body, speech and mind are causes and all our experiences are their effects.

If we understand the law of karma we shall understand how we can control our future experiences by abandoning harmful actions that are the causes of misery and by practising virtuous actions that are the causes of happiness.

10.00am – 1.00pm

Friends Meeting House

Bath Place
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Everybody welcome!

Introduction to Meditation ~ Saturday 6th September, 2.00-5.00pm


This course is a perfect place to start if you are curious about meditation. Learn what meditation is, how it can benefit our modern lives, and have a chance to practice some simple guided meditations. Everyone welcome.

No need to book.

The Three Principal Aspects of the Path ~  Sunday 7th September with Gen Chonden 10.30am – 5.30pm

A look at the profound guide to meditation on the stages of the path, Lamrim, which Je Tsongkhapa composed based on the instructions he received directly from Wisdom Buddha Manjushri. This poem is part of the booklet ‘The Kadampa Way of Life’.

Booking useful but not essential.