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.

 

Getting to Know Bhante and his thought – Sun 1 Oct

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

Sangha Day Festival – 4 Nov

HOLD THE DATE!  

Padmasambhava Festival Eve Fri 29 Sept

Celebrating Padmasambhava the Magician Padmasambhava is an important figure in the Buddhist tradition and in Triratna.  He stands at the mysterious crossroads where history and myth meet.  He’s said to have lived in the 8th century but the story of … more info…

body-dharma – going deeper day retreat – 11 Nov

A workshop based on shiatsu, loving kindness and mindfulness, supporting integration of body, mind and spirit, leading to deeper experience of interconnectedness. more info…

Great Faith, Great Wisdom – Rains Retreat for mitras and order members

A non-residential retreat at Bristol Buddhist Centre, for Order Members and Mitras more info…

Women’s afternoon Sunday 1st October 2-5

An afternoon for women & gender diverse with Karunavapi and Dharmamrta.  2 – 5pm (or arrive at 1pm for shared vegan lunch) Freeing our bodies and minds through releasing meditation and yoga-based bodywork. Please bring loose clothing for bodywork and … more info…

Men’s Days – next one Sun 24 Sept

A series of workshops engaging with masculine archetypes more info…

Sangha: The crucible of communication – 18/19 Nov

The body and communication: Developing trust and sensitivity to the body’s direct knowing, for the benefit of meaningful and intuitive communication more info…

Dharma Dance – next session Sat 21 Oct

Dance/free movement and Meditation. Led by Dayajoti. more info…

U35s evening – Fri 4 Aug

Under 35 and interested in Buddhism? more info…

Going Deeper in Meditation – monthly sessions – next 15 July

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…