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.

Please note that the next session is on 24th November.

Usually our sessions are every two weeks

but due to a pantomime the session after that will 

on 15th December.



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:

1st Sept

15th Sept

29th Sept

13th Oct

27th Oct

10th Nov

24th Nov  

There is a three week gap before the next session due to a Pantomime.

15th Dec


January 5th

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. Alayasri has also run a group in Axminster and you can access that site through this link


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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