Amitabha KMC offers a special and welcoming environment for visitors. We can host school groups most weekdays and we try to be open for anyone to visit Monday- Friday, 11am – 4pm. For school groups we offer a simple introduction to Buddhism, information on the Centre, Buddhist way of life, as well as an opportunity to do some simple meditation and ask questions in our beautiful meditation rooms. We offer Buddha’s teachings freely, but to help us provide the facility we request a donation of £1 per person for visiting groups. We can provide simple refreshments if required. Contact Kelsang Lamchen at rt@meditationinbristol.org for more details.

We can visit you

Alternatively we can visit you to give a talk, guide some meditation or just answer questions on various aspects of Buddhist practice. If you have a particular area of interest, perhaps related to a curriculum topic, we will be happy to talk about how we can help. We don’t charge to send someone to your school however donations are welcome.

Classes for Religious Education Teachers

We would be happy to help RE teachers understand Buddhism better. If you are interested let us know and we’ll try to arrange something mutually convenient and free of charge.

Classwork for children

There is a brilliant on-line glossary of Buddhist terms and a wealth of other useful information in The Learning Zone at the bottom of the glossary page.

Some comments from visitors

‘The Centre was calm and peaceful’

‘I liked meditating. It was calming so I shall try it when I get home’.

‘The nun and other staff were all extremely welcoming. Peace radiated throughout the Centre. I found the meditation and question and answer sessions very interesting. The food and refreshments were excellent. My only regret is that the day had not lasted longer. I would love to go for a weekend.’

‘It was a once in a lifetime experience. I have gained lots of information’

‘I like the shrines and meditating’

‘This experience was interesting and I enjoyed it. I learnt a lot about their beliefs and views’.

‘When the lady discussed those questions with us audience participation was excellent. It made me listen more when we were involved in doing stuff’.

‘It is interesting to note how many of the students enjoyed the meditation and wanted more of it’

‘I think I can safely say that all our staff and students enjoyed the day very much and learnt something new. The members of the community were very welcoming and open with our students’.