" Without inner peace, outer peace is impossible. We all wish for world peace, but world peace will never be achieved unless we first establish peace within our own minds."
                    Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

welcome to pure land kadampa buddhist centre








Pure Land Buddhist Centre is a residential Buddhist community and a part of the New Kadampa Tradition of Mahayana Buddhism, founded by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.

We offer a range of meditation classes and other events , both at the Centre in Exeter and in other towns in Devon, and we hope that there is something here for everyone.

All our courses and events give practical methods to relax, develop inner peace and facilitate a creative response to the challenges of modern life. Everyone can benefit and is very welcome to attend - you do not need to be a Buddhist.

We are easy to find, near to Exeter University Streatham campus, and less than a mile North of Exeter City Centre. Click here for a map . . . and hope to see you soon!

Practical solutions for modern life

Although we have much understanding of our external world this knowledge has not led to a corresponding increase in human happiness and it has not solved our human problems.

This is because happiness is a state of mind and therefore its real cause cannot be found outside the mind itself. Even if externally we have the best conditions, if there is the inner pollution of anger, resentment or jealousy within our mind, we will not be peaceful and we will not be happy. Conversely, if we are sick or our external situation is difficult, but our mind is well trained in patience, compassion and wisdom, then we shall definitely experience happiness and we shall definitely have a greater ability to benefit others. The way to cultivate such a powerful mind is through meditation.