Buddhist Meditation Classes in Bristol

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These classes are an ideal way to learn to practise a simple meditation technique and find out about Buddhism itself. Sessions last for one hour and are led by friendly and experienced Buddhists. Each starts with full instructions on the meditation practice, followed by a concise talk about a particular aspect of Buddhism such as cause and effect (Sanskrit: karma). After the session, there is plenty of time for questions, conversation and refreshments as well.

Buddhist Meditation and Reflection

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.

All classes are open to everyone




Suggested donation/concession

Tuesdays 8.00pm – 9.00pm Discover Buddhism £5/3
Wednesdays 10.30am – 11.15am Buddhist Meditation and Reflection £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

Other Regular 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.

Mondays 8.00pm – 9.00pm    £4 facility fee

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. The study groups are ideal for beginners who have been attending introductory classes and wish to deepen their knowledge and understanding of the dharma.

Wednesdays 8.00pm – 9.00pm   £4 suggested donation

Short Courses

If you can’t make it along each week, you can still come along to the Centre’s short courses on Buddhism. These focus on key Buddhist ideas and usually take place over 4 – 6 weeks. For details of our latest courses, please contact us.

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