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.

Women’s Day 20 March

The Alchemy of the Energy Body ‘do not proceed until all is liquid’Liquid is both responsive & subtle and can be explored through our bodies & hearts. Join us as we transition from a collective experience of restrictions into the Spring Equinox, a time of renewal & awakening. You may be ready for this or […]

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 21 March

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. Theme for 21 March: Heart like the Ocean – the Peaceful Bodhisattvas The peaceful Bodhisattvas […]

Bristol young Buddhists Fri 5 March

Riding the wave takes skill. Hone your abilities and choose your course through the storms of push and pull. Drop in to our friendly group, get to know some like-minded people and learn to navigate the ‘Worldly Winds’. Inspired and guided by Vajragupta’s ‘Sailing the Worldly Winds’. You can join us any time from 6:45 pm onwards if you’d […]

Full moon puja Sun 28 Mar

Join us for readings, meditation, mantra and puja 7.30pm https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83702381821 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 […]