Buddhist Meditation Classes in Bristol

Discover Buddhism (Tuesday evenings)

These classes offer an introduction to meditation and Buddhism. Sessions last for one hour and are led by friendly and experienced Buddhists. Each starts with full instructions on a simple meditation practice, followed by a concise talk about a particular aspect of Buddhism, sometimes presented as a short course over consecutive weeks. After the session, there is plenty of time for questions, conversation and refreshments as well.

Discover Buddhism (Saturday mornings)

A rolling 20-week course on Buddhist meditation and philosophy. Join any time – no experience necessary.

Buddhist Meditation (Wednesday mornings)

Similar to the Discover Buddhism sessions, these also begin with full instructions. More time is spent on meditation practice, which consists of two 15-minute sessions, along with a few minutes for brief reflection as well. Refreshments are available afterwards.

These classes are open to everyone.




Suggested donation/concession

Tuesdays 8.00pm – 9.00pm Discover Buddhism £5/3
Wednesdays 10.30am – 11.15am Buddhist Meditation £5/3
Saturdays 10.30am – 11.30am Discover Buddhism £5/3
You may also like to visit one of our other groups in: Bath | Barnstaple | Clifton | Exeter

Middle Way Courses

These short courses are based on individual  Buddhist texts and take place over 4 – 6 weeks. The Middle Way courses are ideal for those who have been attending the introductory classes and wish to deepen their knowledge and understanding of the dharma.  For details of our latest courses, please see the list of href=”http://www.sakyabristol.org/whats-on/buddhist-events/”>forthcoming events. 

Tibetan Language Classes

The Centre runs classical Tibetan language classes for those wishing to be able to read and understand Tibetan Buddhist texts. These classes are intended for those who are new to the Tibetan language and who wish to master the fundamental skills of the alphabet and pronunciation. This is also an opportunity to learn some vocabulary including basic dharma terms. You can apply to join these classes by emailing the Centre: bristol@dechen.org.

Study Groups

Study groups provide the opportunity to explore and discuss texts taught by Lama Jampa Thaye and other visiting lamas, going into more detail on topics covered in the Introduction to Buddhism classes. 

For further info on any of our classes, contact us at bristol@dechen.org or visit the calendar