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.

New Years Eve at Bristol Buddhist Centre – 31st Dec 2018

31 December 2018, 19:45pm – 1 January 2019, 00:30am Description: New Year’s Eve. An evening of Dance and chanting in the new. 8pm-10pm Dance. (Doors open 7.45-8pm, Doors closed 8-10pm). Open dance/movement with music offered by Dayajoti (not a led session). Followed by meditation. 10pm -10.30pm Chilling out with Chai (you are welcome to bring […]

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Sangha Day Festival 25 November

Come and celebrate Sangha Day on the theme of Building Connections. The day will include meditation, short talks, group discussion, an enactment from the life of the Buddha and puja with mitra re-affirmations 9.45 doors open 10.00 introduction to the day 10.30 Led Metta bhavana for the sangha 11.15 Sharing our lives – small groups 11.45 break […]

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Sangha Walks – next one 3rd November

Opportunities to connect with the countryside, inner experience, and others in the Sangha.

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Help refurbish our mats and cushions!

Our mats and cushions are looking old, shabby and worn, so we’d like to re-cover them all and make them fit for the next 10 years or so. We’re hoping to raise the money by the end of September so we can start work. Can you help?? £5 will fund a block £10 will fund […]

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Weekend retreat for women mitras at the Eastdown Centre 7-9 Dec

A weekend for women mitras: finding and negotiating ways to regenerate and renew ourselves. To nourish the brightness of our potential that longs to shine.  Led by Dayajoti, Dharmamrta and Karunavapi. Experiential Dharma practice with workshops, bodywork, walking and group discussioin.   When we have become more aware, our minds more refined, and released spiritually, […]

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Going Deeper in Meditation – next session 17th November

Saturday mornings for those with an established meditation practice

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Mandala 2018. A year of ritual for women

a series of rituals celebrating the 5 Buddhas and marking the pattern of the natural year

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U35s evening – next one Fri 7th Dec

Under 35 and want to meet others in our sangha?

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Devotional Voice – next one Sun 18 Nov

Join Karunavapi and Beth Jones for a monthly session of Buddhist mantra, chants and songs. Harmonies will be introduced. As this is devotional practice, no experience or skill in singing is required. Come and join in! Open to anyone familiar with the mindfulness of breathing and metta bhavana plus Triratna ritual and mantra. You are […]

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Spiritual Death and the Crucible of Communication – 1st & 2nd December 2018

Crucible of communication discovering new ways of being by letting go 10am – 5pm A weekend finding and negotiating new ways to thrive at the edge between what we guard; what binds and silences us, and the precious flame of our potential that longs to be lived. It is a mixture of experiential Dharma teaching, pair […]

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