Special Events

At weekends we often have day retreats for meditation or Dharma study, or for particular sangha groups to get together.

Our three major festivals celebrate the Three Jewels and are opportunities for the whole Sangha to practise together. Buddha Day on the full moon of May/June celebrates the awakening of the Buddha, Dharma Day on the full moon of July marks his first communication of his awakened experience, and Sangha Day on the full moon of November celebrates the community of followers of the Buddha.

We also go away for weekend retreats in the countryside – info here.

 

An evening of light: Chanting in newness…

  New Year’s Eve 7:30 – 9:30 pm: Meditation and puja. Doors open 7:10 – 7:25 pm.  9:30 -10:15 pm: Chilling out with Chai. Doors open 9:30 – 10:15 pm You are welcome to bring nibbles to share. 10:15 pm til after … more info…

2018 Big Sangha Retreat 1-4 June

Save the date for next year’s big Sangha retreat at the lovely Adhisthana. These popular retreats are a great way to deepen connections with the local Sangha. Open to local Order Members, mitras and those who have completed an intermediate … more info…

Men’s weekend retreat @ Adhisthana – date to be confirmed

dharma + meditation + sangha – in the country a chance to move your practice on led by naravira and team  

Family friendly afternoon – 25 Nov

For those in the sangha who’d like to bring their children along. more info…

Getting to Know Bhante and his thought – Sun 26 Nov 2-5pm

Exploring key teachings from Sangharakshita, the founder, principal teacher and guide of the Triratna Buddhist Order and Community more info…

Padmasambhava Eve Sun 3 Dec

An evening dedicated to Padmasambhava – at the mysterious crossroads where history and myth meet. more info…

Men’s Days – next one Sat Dec 2

A series of workshops engaging with masculine archetypes more info…

U35s evening – Fri 1 Dec

Under 35 and interested in Buddhism? more info…

Going Deeper in Meditation – monthly sessions – 9 Dec

Monthly meditation class for those with an established meditation practice more info…

Full Moon Pujas

A devotional ritual each full moon – at different times of the week… more info…

Sangha Lift Sharing

Travel to Bristol Buddhist Centre more sustainably and make sangha connections at the same time! To offer or ask for a lift to the Centre, get in touch! Email Sarah at with which classes or events you usually come to, … more info…