Lamrim retreat 3rd –  8th January but no regular classes or cafe till 14th January

At Amitabha Kadampa Meditation Centre, Bristol

These short courses are suitable for everyone, for those beginning meditation and for those already familiar with meditation.

It’s a great way to take time out and relax and to learn how to practically apply meditation to our daily lives.

The courses are taught by experienced meditation teachers and include guided meditations, talks and a chance for questions.

The suggested donation is £12 , however no one is turned away through lack of funds. Each course is open to drop in on the day, though booking is helpful.

For further information and please email:

New Year, New Attitude!

The Habits of Happy People

 with Ian Kavanagh

Date: Sunday 20 January

Time:  10.30am – 1.30pm

Learn the correct method for increasing happiness and reducing problems through changing your attitude from negative to positive. Find the happy meaningful life everyone is looking for through special ways of thinking and meditation.

The suggested donation for this course is £12

The Joy of Failure –  How to stay happy when things go wrong

With Kelsang Lamchen

Date:  Saturday 9 February

Time:  10.30am – 1.30pm

Failure is often the first step of success and by keeping a positive mind we can let go of worry, discouragement and anxiety and instead build resilience, acceptance and peace.

The suggested donation for this course is £12

Developing Mental Stability

With David Towner-Jones

Date:  Saturday 23 February

Time:  10.30am – 1.30pm

Instead of becoming disturbed and unhappy when things aren’t going as we wish them to……what if we were able to view the difficulty in a way that kept our mind peaceful, happy and bouyant? We can do just that by learning Buddha’s instructions on this and then by putting into practise what we have learnt.

The suggested donation for this course is £12

Wisdom for Modern Life

With Natalie Franco

Date:  Saturday 27 April

Time:  10.30am – 1.30pm

In the midst of our fast paced, technology fuelled lives, it can be hard to keep connected to our own inner wisdom.

This half day course will focus on how we can develop our inner wisdom by relying upon Buddha’s most profound teachings, bringing us peace and a deep feeling of connection to others.

Ideal for those wishing to build upon experience from attending previous classes.

The suggested donation for this course is £12

Learning to Live without Anxiety

With Pilar Sepulveda

Date:  Sunday 9th June  

Time:  10.30am – 1.30pm

We often feel overwhelmed by the many demands and uncertainty of everyday life. In this course we will explore ways of thinking and meditations that will help us deal with adversity more skilfully and help us to let go of our fears and anxiety.

The suggested donation for this course is £12