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.

 

Men’s weekend retreat 28-30th July

A camping retreat for men at the fantastic inspiring forest garden – meditation, Dharma, meeting in small groups, swimming, hot tub! more info…

Dharma Weekend – The Shepherd’s Search for Mind 8/9 July

Going Deeper in Dharma weekend with Manjuvajra exploring the themes of Going Forth and Insight meditation, drawing on the teachings of the Tibetan yogi Milarepa more info…

Women’s days Sat 1st & Sun 30th July

Two days for women & gender diverse with Karunavapi and Dharmamrta. We invite you to join us to explore Verses for Training the Mind. During the day we will be freeing our bodies and minds through releasing yoga and meditation. … more info…

Meditation Weekend – Sesshin – June 24/25th June

Silent and Simple Meditation weekend for regular friends, mitras and order members more info…

Buddhist Action Month June 2017

Our events for BAM this year are all about connection; with our heart, our inspiration and longings for the world, and with one another, our community, our environment and other than human beings. We warmly welcome you to all of the … 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…

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…

U35s evening – Fri 7 July

Under 35 and interested in Buddhism? more info…

Full Moon Pujas – next one Sun 9 July

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…