What we're about

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.

Upcoming events (5+)

Simply Meditate

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30 minutes guided meditation. Relax and be still with an experience of inner peace. The classes are ideal if you are looking for an introduction to meditation and mindfulness. The teacher for this course is experienced meditator, Phill Pollintine. Drop-in classes, no need to book, everyone welcome. Enjoy the beautiful and peaceful World Peace Cafe or garden afterward. We request a facility fee of £2. No one is turned away for lack of funds.

Basics of Buddhist Meditation

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Simple guided meditations and practical teachings for increasing inner peace, reducing stress, improving relationships and finding meaning in life. Each class consists of guided meditations, a talk, and an opportunity to ask questions. Beginners and more experienced meditators welcome. The classes are ideal if you are looking for an introduction to meditation, mindfulness and Buddhism. The teacher for this course is experienced meditator and resident teacher, Kelsang Lamchen. Drop-in classes, no need to book, everyone welcome. We suggest a donation of £7 per class or buy a Amitabha KMC Class Card – £22 for any 4 classes. No one is turned away through lack of funds. Concession is available.

Meditation for World Peace

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Meditation for World Peace – with Mandy Wright 30 minutes guided meditation. A gentle introduction to outer and inner peace, some short chanted prayers and a guided meditation from Transform Your Life or Eight Steps to Happiness. The classes are ideal if you are looking for an introduction to meditation, mindfulness and Buddhism. The teacher for this course is experienced meditator and teacher, Mandy Wright. Drop-in classes, no need to book, everyone welcome. Enjoy the beautiful and peaceful World Peace Cafe or garden afterward. This class is free.

Full of Potential

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Learn how to connect with the potential of our mind for deep inner peace and joy. The classes are ideal if you are looking for an introduction to meditation and mindfulness. Beginners and more experienced meditators welcome. Each class consists of guided meditations, a talk, and an opportunity to ask questions. Beginners and more experienced meditators welcome. The classes are ideal if you are looking for an introduction to meditation and mindfulness. The teacher for this course is experienced meditator and teacher, Mandy Wright. Drop-in classes, no need to book, everyone welcome. We suggest a donation of £7 per class or buy a Amitabha KMC Class Card – £22 for any 4 classes. No one is turned away through lack of funds. Concession is available.

Past events (356)

Meditations for a Happy Mind

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