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.

Sangha walk & talk group

This is an opportunity to meet Sangha friends (in addition to on zoom) and enjoy the outdoors together. We will split into smaller groups, not larger than 6 and can have a rest & reshuffle half way through. Maximum attendance 12 (ie 2 groups of 6) When: every 2nd and last Monday of month, 11-12:30 May […]

Revisit Sangha Week 2020

Joy in the cremation ground: The living practice of Sangha.An online retreat led by Bhadra and team As the pandemic continues we are having to seek new ways to nurture and deepen our simple human need for connection and community cohesion. This retreat invited us to share the practice of enlivening the Sangha jewel, allowing […]

Eco-crisis practice group 23 May

The Burning House  Local Order Member, Shantigarbha, is author of upcoming publication (Aug 2021) The Burning House: A Buddhist response to the climate and ecological emergency  will lead this session. He will talk about the challenges of writing the book and introduce the parable of the Burning House from the White Lotus Sutra to stimulate […]

Bristol young Buddhists Fri 4 June

About these sessions: We run meditation and buddhism evenings for those 35 and under. There are also walks and meet ups too. The events are set up by the Bristol Young Buddhists team and supported by an experienced Buddhist. There is a mix of meditation and talks, along with a chance to chat about yourself […]

Full moon puja

Join us for readings, meditation, mantra and puja zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83663921622 If you are having trouble joining the session, email techsupport@bristol-buddhist-centre.org and we will try and help

Rains Retreat 2020 listen again

In Triratna, our system of practice is a dynamic mandala of five principles. We progressively integrate mind and body, samatha and vipassana, and discover the power of skilful and positive mental states. Then, directly penetrating and dispelling our delusions, we open ever-more to the wonder of what is. Thus, at last, we can wake up […]