Lam Rim Bristol Buddhist Centre

Patron: Ganden Tripa Kyabje Rizong Rinpoche
Spiritual Director: Ven. Geshé Damchö Yönten

Spring 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

8 January - 19 March, 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

10 January - 21 March, 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

Introduction to the Lam Rim

11 January - 22 March, 7.30 - 9.00pm

These evenings will address various aspects of the Buddha's teachings from the perspective of the Eightfold Path. Through looking at the various 'right' actions of body, speech and mind, we will be covering topics such as the nature of our existence, death and impermanence, karma, rebirth, love and compassion, interdependence and emptiness. A short discourse will be followed by reflection and discussion with plenty of opportunity to ask questions. Suitable for all.


Polishing the Gold

With Simon Houlton

Sunday 14 January, 10.00am - 4.30pm

This seminar aims to take the methodology of the traditional debate courtyard and apply it to those two great pillars of our practice, cultivating Bodhicitta and the wisdom of emptiness. Cold logic and reason are often viewed in contradiction to meditation and practice, so this seminar will hope to show the intimate link between them, and how the intertwining of them can support us on the road to enlightenment.
Simon Houlton is from Bristol, and has been studying Buddhism in Asia for over 20 years. He is currently in the 11th year of the 16-year Rime Geshe studies programme at the Institute of Buddhist Dialectics in Dharmsala.
Light vegetarian lunch available. It would be helpful if you could email us if you are planning to attend so we can have an idea of numbers.

Tsog Days

The following are Tsog Days during this programme:

Friday 16 February is Tibetan New Year 2146, Earth Dog

The following are Festival Days: