The Bridport Buddhist Meditation Group welcomes you to our community!

If we need to cancel any session we will do so in this space before 8.30 am.

 Looking forward to seeing you on Saturday.

We wish you all health and happiness.

Day Retreat on Sunday 10th November 2019

The Exeter Sangha is holding a day retreat on Sunday 10th November

from 10am until about 4pm.

It will take place at the Exeter Natural Health centre. 

This above the Boston Tea Party café on Queens Road

close to Exeter Central Station.

The theme of the day will be Sangha and everyone

from the Bridport group has a warm invitation to attend

and meet up with like-minded people.

Alayasri and Suddhacitta hope to be there circumstances permitting.

There is no need to book but it would be helpful to let Nandavajra ( if you are planning to attend.

Please bring a contribution to a vegetarian shared lunch.

By donation (suggested donation £10/£15)



Welcome to the Bridport Triratna Buddhist Group. We are accessible from East Devon, West Dorset and South Somerset. We are a friendly and welcoming group which has been meeting since 2008. The group is run on a drop-in basis and so no experience is needed in order to attend.

The sessions are structured so that new-comers will be given any instructions that they need. The main practices that we teach are called the Mindfulness of Breathing and the Metta Bhavana.



We meet on Saturday mornings every two weeks. Each session starts promptly at 10.30 and ends at12.30. People usually arrive from about 10.15.

The dates for our meetings are:


17th August

31st August

14th September

28th September

12th October

26th October

9th November

23rd November

7th December

21st December


4th January

We aim to continue after this but the dates are not yet fixed.


We meet in the village hall on the Main street of Bothenhampton which is about a 20 minute walk from the centre of Bridport. Bothenhampton is just off the A35 between the bottom of West street and Grove nurseries. The post code is DT6 4BP. The hall is easy to find, quiet and also warm. There is a map in the contacts section.


Who is it for?

The group is run on a drop-in basis with no previous experience needed. Experienced meditators are also welcome.


What do we do?

Each session usually consists of two meditation sits, a brief talk (with some discussion) and there always a tea break.


What do I need?

We do provide some meditation stools and mats for use during the sessions and chairs are also available but if you already have your own meditation gear it is a good idea to bring it. Loose and comfortable clothing is also advisable.


Who leads the group?

The group is led by Alayasri and Suddhacitta who are members of the Triratna Buddhist Order

What will it cost?

The group is run on a dana or donation basis so participants can contribute what they feel is appropriate.

How do I get in touch?

You can contact Alayasri and Suddhacitta using  Contact us  heading at the top of this page.

You can find out more about the Triratna Buddhist Group on the menu at the top of this page and at 


                  Alayasri                                                                                                                                                               Suddhacitta                         

Alayasri                                                                                         Suddhacitta

Current Discussion

Our current theme is the six perfections or paramitas.

What are these Six Paramitas or Six Perfections?



                          Giving or generosity                              Dana


                          Morality                                                  Sila


                          Energy in the pursuit of the good        Virya


                          Patience                                                Kshanti


                          Meditation                                             Dhyana


                         Wisdom                                                  Prajna

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