Bristol Insight Meditation (often referred to simply as Bristol Insight) was set up in 2003. Since then we have grown organically into a peer-led registered charity – we are now a network of over 400 people involved in a wide range of organised activities.
As well as Insight meditation, some of us have practice backgrounds in traditions such as Quakerism or Tibetan and Zen Buddhism. Our approach emphasises inquiry, experiential exploration and mindfulness amongst many other influences. It is not important to hold particular beliefs or to consider yourself a Buddhist to attend our events, all are welcome. What we do have in common is an interest in our own personal development as part of a supportive community.
Ethical living and activism are important to us too, including our collective responses to current social and environmental challenges.