Wisdom that frees – 6 week intro course October 2020

An online Meditation and Buddhism course for a restricted world.

Next course starts 7 Oct – 6 Weds eves 7.30 – 9pm

This introductory course offers profound yet simple teachings to help you uncover genuine ease, contentment and meaning in these troubled times.Come together with others to learn, discuss and share the means to uncover how to become the change you want to see.

Each session will be partly introducing meditation and partly about the Buddhist context that helps meditation to be a real power for change. There will be input from the experienced teaching team plus an opportunity for small group discussion. Each week we will email you material to follow up the session and to take your understanding and experience deeper.  

Email us to book your place: info@bristol-buddhist-centre.org

No charge but we welcome your donations

Follow on course: starts immediately after the intro course for a further 6 weeks Weds eves 7.30 – 9pm

This follow on course combining teaching, discussion and meditation will help you establish a regular meditation practice and integrate the teachings you find helpful into your daily life.We will be using the classic Buddhist framework of the Eight fold path for these practical and engaging sessions.

The team:


Welcoming the new dharmacharinis Fri 9 Oct

We were delighted to witness the ordinations of Tejasara and Maitrivajri recently at Adhisthana

This evening we will welcome them back into our local Sangha and hear something of their experience. 7.30 – 9pm

Do join us via zoom : https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82852627490

If you have difficulty connecting, please email

techsupport@bristol-buddhist-centre.org and we will try to help.

Full moon puja Thursday 1st October

Next session:

01/10 – Another chance to meet Padmasambhava, the lotus born one.

A devotional evening including readings, puja and chanting with Khemajoti and the puja team, Jay, Merry and Patrick 7-8.30pm

Next dates:
31/10 – Lunchtime (1pm) 
30/11 – Evening (TBC)


If you are having trouble joining the session,

email techsupport@bristol-buddhist-centre.org and we will try and help

Eco-crisis practice group Sun 18 Oct 5.30- 7pm

Early this year we formed an Eco-crisis practice group at the Centre. We met on three occasions but stopped during lockdown because initially we were not so keen to continue on zoom. But zoom is still with us and so we are re-convening online.
In this group we draw on the dharma to support each other as we engage with ecological issues. We seek to develop and deepen our spiritual practice in this way, opening heart and mind more fully to wisdom and compassion.
The group is led by Dayajoti and Vimalavajri and is open to anyone with a regular dharma practice. So it would be great to see you there. Do join us on In the mundane world, we will be connecting via zoom ; imaginatively, we’ll be sitting with the Buddha under the Bodhi tree!Zoom link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86521315403 “

Going Deeper in Meditation – Sat 10th October

Zoom link:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87960471684

9.45 am for those who have an established familiarity with the forms of the meditation practices we teach, along with an interest in exploring ways of deepening experience in meditation. Consequently we ask for 3 years meditation experience in Triratna of those attending the class.

From the September 12th session on the heart space: Talk and led meditation

From the July 11th session on Exploration of Embodied Aware Presence: Talk and led meditation

From the June 20th session on Mystery of Us: Talk and led meditation

From the May 9th session on Embodying the Buddha: Talk  Led Meditation

From the April 11th session on Broad Band of Awareness: Talk  Led Meditation