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Amitabha KMC


The Centre was founded in 1992 by the renowned Buddhist meditation master Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche. Amitabha KMC is located in the bustling, bohemian district of Gloucester Road and provides a peaceful and relaxed environment in which people can discover the benefits of meditation and modern Buddhism. We hold regular classes and courses here at the centre in Bristol and throughout the surrounding areas via our outreach classes.

"Such a friendly, welcoming and peaceful place"

- Charlie



World Peace Cafe

relax, refresh, recharge

The World Peace Cafe at Amitabha KMC provides a relaxing, peaceful and friendly atmosphere with a beautiful garden to enjoy or a cosy wood burner in the colder months.  We serve speciality coffee from locally based Clifton Coffee, a range of loose leaf teas and refreshing cold drinks.  We offer a selection of delicious home made cakes and savoury snacks, with hearty home made soups and weekly specials.  All our food is vegetarian and/or vegan and gluten free options are also available.

Everyone is welcome

Amitabha KMC and the World Peace Cafe is run by a friendly team of volunteers.  Drop in and enjoy the tranquility of the meditation rooms, browse the book and gift shop and soak up the peacful, friendly atmosphere.

We are a non-profit organisation with all proceeds from Amitabha KMC and The World Peace Cafe going back into our charitable works.

Amitabha Kadampa Meditation Centre is both a non-profit organisation and a charity. All work done at the Centre and in our cafe is done voluntarily and there are many ways you can support the activities and help us flourish. Volunteering is a fun way to meet like-minded people, learn new skills and get more involved. Volunteering can be undertaken by anyone and can take as little or as much time as you wish. Every little help is greatly appreciated! 

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Amitabha KMC's Resident Teacher

Gen Kelsang Lamchen is the Resident Teacher of Amitabha Kadampa Meditation Centre. She has studied, practised and taught Kadampa Buddhism under the guidance of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for almost 25 years. Gen Lamchen has a wealth of meditation experience and presents Buddha's teachings in a clear and practical way, making them easy to integrate into daily life. Her warmth and loving example is an inspiration to all

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