• 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

September 12th, 2015 | Posted by web admin in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

Je Tsongkhapa &
The Three Principal Aspects of the Path

Saturday 24 October 10.30am – 5.00pm


Celebrating the life and works of this Great Being, we will look at one of his concise poems for inspiration on our liberating path.

with Resident Teacher Gen Kelsang Chonden

This course includes guided meditations, teachings and discussion. The suggested donation of £20 includes refreshments and vegetarian lunch, however no-one is turned away for lack of funds.

To ensure your place, you can book via Paypal here: Day course booking


Exciting news

August 17th, 2015 | Posted by web admin in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

Sunlight For Happiness – M&S Energy Fund Project –  Please vote!

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Amitabha Centre’s recently renovated roof – a perfect spot for solar panels – then all we need is the sun!

We are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted for the M&S Energy Community Energy Fund!  Ths is a fund set up by M&S to enable more communities in the UK to generate renewable energy and become environmentally and financially sustainable.

We are hoping that with the help of this funding we can fulfil our wish to install a solar PV system on our roof, helping us to reduce our electricity bills and carbon footprint making the Centre more financially and environmentally sustainable.

In this way, savings on electricity bills will help to ensure donation based meditation classes and school visits can continue, and will enable us to expand the work we do and improve our facilities to benefit everyone from the local community and beyond. It will also help to ensure that the Centre can remain open and continue in it’s aim – to help people to learn how to be truly happy from within.Our project’s name is Sunlight for Happiness and voting opens soon. Please give your support to our project by voting for us and sharing this news!

 You can vote by clicking on this link
Thank you!

Half day courses coming up

July 20th, 2015 | Posted by web admin in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)
The Holy Secret – Taking and Givingtaking and giving
Saturday 17 October, 10.30am – 1.30pm
Special imaginative meditations to inspire and nuture our compassionate heart. These ancient practices have been treasured by many meditation masters and yet are very practical for our modern day world. Everyone welcome.

kid and jigsawHow to Solve our Human Problems
Sunday 18 October, 2.00 – 5.00pm

Is a problem an inner experience or an external situation? By practically applying Buddhist wisdom and compassion to our daily life, we can begin to solve our human problems  in a profound and very meaningful way. Through this, we can learn to be happy all the time, and we may come to deeply appreciate and love these methods! This course will look at our daily lives through practical teachings and simple guided meditations designed to bring much greater peace of mind into our lives.

All courses are led by experienced meditation teachers and include guided meditations, teachings and chance for discussion. The suggested donation is £8 which includes refreshments (£10 for 11.00am-3.00pm courses, which includes a light lunch). No-one is turned away for lack of funds.

No need to book – just turn up!