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.

Dharma Day Tues 16 July – morning , noon and night!

This year, to celebrate Dharma Day (marking the Buddha’s first sharing of the Dharma with his friends) we are having activities throughout the day from early morning until late in the eve. Drop in to any of the sessions or come to the whole thing! (programme below). The theme of the Heart Sutra will be […]

BAM! Climate Action – Personal Action

The theme of this year’s Buddhist Action Month is ‘Climate Action – Personal Action’ – join us on Friday evenings for our programme of events

Writing as spiritual practice – 3 events for order members & mitras

Writing as spiritual practice – 3 events for order members & mitras with Satyalila

Rains Retreat Talks 2019

This year our Rains retreat will run from Friday 26 April – Thursday 2 May. We are fortunate to have Vajradevi joining us to lead the retreat this year.  More details nearer the time…

Triratna Day. 3 Talks from a delightful day of celebration and gratitude: Triratna locally, internationally and mythically

Satyalila details the amazing history of the generosity of so many people that created the local institution of the Bristol Buddhist Centre 2. Manjuvajra describes the pioneering spirit of the early days of Triratna. The willpower and naivety that established the unique international presence of our Triratna institutions 3. Bhadra looks at the myth of […]

Triratna International Gathering 22-26 August

This biennial event at Adhisthana, UK, brings together large numbers of the Triratna Buddhist Community from around Europe for a feast of inspiration, stimulation and fun – all are welcome, including children. This year’s theme is ‘Alchemy of the Dharma’ Follow the link for more info and booking

Level 2 meditation course

Done an intro course? Want to take your meditation further?

Body-Dharma day retreat

Saturday 27 July 10 – 5pm with Advayamati Experience meditation through the body. Explore and free energy and body wisdom as a gateway to greater calm, peace, awareness and flow.  ‘body dharma’ is a practical application of inter-connectedness, mindfulness & loving kindness with the body, gentle movement, vitality and a sense of fun! Wear suitable […]

Devotional Voice – Sat 13th July

Join Janaka and Sally for a session of Buddhist mantra, chants and songs…

Communication Weekends 2019

Bhadra is again facilitating these popular weekend events…

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