Lam Rim Bristol Buddhist Centre

Patron: Ganden Tripa Kyabje Rizong Rinpoche
(Spiritual Director: Ven. Geshé Damchö Yönten passed away on 26 August 2017)

Summer 2018 Programme

Buddhist teachings are traditionally given freely, but the Centre relies on voluntary support. If you wish to contribute, suitable donations are: evening/day classes £3.50/£1.50; weekend courses per day £10/£5 waged/unwaged. At weekends, a light lunch is normally available but you are welcome to bring your own food.

We are no longer printing the programme, so downloadable versions of programme are no longer available. Please check this website from time to time for updates on the programme.

Monday Evenings

Basic Meditation

9 April - 23 July, 7.30 - 9.00pm (Please note change of time)

Drop-in meditation classes. Simple guided meditations to develop a peaceful mind and a happy heart. Suitable for all. Please ensure that you arrive by 7:20 as we start promptly.

Wednesday Evenings

Silent Sitting Meditation

11 April - 25 July, 7.30 - 8.15pm

A silent, unguided sitting meditation of about 45 minutes. Suitable for those with prior experience. These sessions may not always go ahead, so please check with to avoid disappointment. Please ensure that you arrive by 7:20 as we start promptly.

Thursday Evenings

Cultivating Compassion

12 April - 26 July, 7.30 - 9.00pm

Everyone values a good heart. A sincere concern for all beings is the basis of all happiness - not just for others but for ourselves. Yet sometimes this seems quite contrary to our own interests. By reflecting on the 13 points of generating bodhicitta (the perfect union of wisdom and compassion) and relating these to our own experience, we can learn to bring happiness into our own lives and into the lives of others. Suitable for all.


At present, no weekend courses are planned during this programme.

Tsog Days

The following are Tsog Days during this programme:

The following are Festival Days: