Bristol Buddhist Centre

Bristol Buddhist Centre

162 Gloucester Road
Telephone:  0117 924 9991


Map of location

Triratna Buddhist Community

The charity which runs the Bristol Buddhist Centre used to be known as the Friends of the Western Buddhist Order (Bristol) but our whole movement changed its name on Buddha Day in May 2010 and we're now the Triratna (“three jewels”) Buddhist Community. Our Founder and Teacher Urgyen Sangharakshita suggested the name change to reflect the fact that we’re no longer just a ‘western’ Buddhist movement, but now have Centres across the world, including a large and vibrant community in India, where the Buddha’s teaching are liberating many millions of people from the caste system. The ‘Three Jewels’ are the three most precious things in Buddhism – the Buddha, the Dharma (the Buddha’s teachings) and the Sangha (the fellowship of the Buddha’s followers).  

Getting to the Centre

The Buddhist Centre is located at 162 Gloucester Road on the A38 about 1.5 miles north of Bristol city centre.

There is a shop-front with a Bristol Buddhist Centre sign above it (which is illuminated at night).

Bus routes 73 – 77 from the city centre and route 99 from Clifton Down stop nearby.

You can park on side-streets near to the Centre.

We have cycle racks in the courtyard.

Contact details

Bristol Buddhist Centre
162 Gloucester Rd

tel: 0117 924 9991