Bristol, United Kingdom

Have you ever noticed how many Buddhist centres there are in Bristol? What's the story behind this? When and how did Buddhism start coming to Bristol, and how many people in Bristol now would consider themselves to be Buddhist, or have been influenced by Buddhist philosophy and practice, like meditation?

You could ask the same question about lots of other religious groups in the city! Our religious history is extraordinarily rich and varied, and enlivens our city culture in all sorts of ways both obvious and less so.

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