Lam Rim Bristol 1988-2016
Buddhist Centre Information
What does the Lam Rim Bristol Centre offer?
The Buddhist Centre on the top floor, holds evening and weekend meetings to learn and practise meditation, hear and discuss Buddha's teachings and to perform devotional Buddhist practice. Teachings follow the Tibetan Gelug-pa tradition under the guidance of our spiritual director, Venerable Geshe Damcho Yonten from Drepung Loseling Monastery. Geshe-la is a lharampa Geshe who has been teaching in this country for over 30 years. He maintains regular contact with the monastery and so we have occasional visits from other teachers and monks. The Centre for Whole Health provides complementary medicine on the ground floor and a spacious hall on the first floor where Tai Chi, yoga, massage, shiatsu etc. are practised. The complementary medicine on offer is through experienced therapists practising many therapies including Acupuncture, Counselling, Homoeopathy, Massage, Osteopathy, Psychotherapy and Shiatsu.
Who runs the Centre?
The Lam Rim Bristol Centre is run with help from a group of volunteers. The Centre for Whole Health is run as a limited company while all activities at the Centre are overseen by the Lam Rim Bristol Trust (a registered charity).
The Centre is tranquil, relaxed and peaceful. All activities at the Centre are in harmony with the Buddhist principles of care and concern for others. All that is required from visitors is to refrain from anything that could disturb the peaceful environment. Several users of the Lam Rim Centre are Buddhists, but the spiritual programme sometimes attracts people from other faiths and those without any particular beliefs.
Lam Rim Bristol was a founder member of the Network of Buddhist Organisations that began its activities by arranging the visit of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to the UK in 1996 to teach the Four Noble Truths. Lam Rim Bristol was involved in organising His Holiness' teachings in Glasgow in 2004 and is also involved in organising the teachings in Nottingham in 2008. The Centre is also an active member of the Bristol Inter Faith Group and Bristol Buddhist Forum
How to Get There
A map is available here.