Meditation Classes


Drop-in classes    Foundation Programme      

Drop-in classes: Late Summer / Autumn 2018

 

the benefits                    

  • Learn to relax and let go of stress and anxiety
  • Protect your peace of mind - even in challenging situations
  • Improve concentration and focus
  • Develop genuine and realistic optimism and positivity
  • Everyone can benefit and is welcome to attend - you don't need to be a Buddhist

What to expect

  • Classes are suitable for both complete beginners and those who already have experience of meditation.
  • Sessions begin with a simple guided meditation to help stop distracting thoughts and calm the mind.
  • This is followed by a talk on a specific topic relevant to daily life and another guided meditation based on the talk.
  • Seating is in chairs but you are welcome to sit on a cushion if you prefer.
  • Classes are self contained so you can come to a whole course or just drop in when you can. No need to book.
  • Please stay on for a cup of tea afterwards!

 

When and Where

Exeter: Pure Land Centre    Barnstaple    Exeter: RD&E Hospital     Exmouth      Sidmouth      

 

Exeter, Pure Land Centre
Tuesday evenings 7.30 - 9.00pm with Kelsang Chonyi
This is our main drop-in evening class in Exeter

Pure Land Buddhist Centre, 55 Union Road, Exeter    Map

Stress Less - Love More

  • September 11, 18, 25
  • October 2, 9, 16, 30
    (no class on Oct 23rd)
  • November 6, 13, 20, 27
  • December 4

Experience deep relaxation, let go of irritation and stress and improve relationships at home and at work. Tea and biscuits after the class if you wish.

> £6 per class or £20 for a four week class card (covers you for any four weeks, doesn't have to be four in a row and can be used at any of the venues on this page)
> students £4

Exeter, Pure Land Centre
Monday evenings 5.30-6.45pm with Kelsang Chonyi

Pure Land Buddhist Centre, 55 Union Road, Exeter    Map

Life, Death, Rebirth and Karma Guided meditation on the initial stages of entering a spiritual path. The meditation is in conjunction with 'Heart Jewel' chanted puja - the essential daily practice of Kadampa Buddhism which enables us to connect with our pure potential and gain deep experience in meditation. These evenings are a little different to our other classes on this page. You are very welcome to come along and try them out.

  • September 17, 24
  • October 1, 8

£2.50 per session

 


Exeter, Pure Land Centre
Tuesday lunchtimes 12.30 - 1.00 pm with Kelsang Chonyi

Pure Land Buddhist Centre, 55 Union Road, Exeter Map

'Just Meditate' - Half Hour Classes

  • September 11, 18, 25
  • October 2, 9, 16, 30   (no class on Oct 23rd)
  • November 6, 13, 20, 27
  • December 4

A guided meditation to wind down, rest and refresh in your lunch break.
> £2.50

 

Exeter, Pure Land Centre
Thursday mornings 11am - 12 noon with Kelsang Chonyi

Pure Land Buddhist Centre, 55 Union Road, Exeter    Map

Overcoming Craving and Addiction

  • September 13, 20, 27
  • October 4

If you ever fall victim to your own cravings and addictive habits you are not alone!  Through specific meditations we can weaken and finally be released from our self-destructive tendencies. Come to the whole series or just drop in when you can.
> £4 per class   > students £3

 

Next series: Facing Death, Dying and Bereavement

  • November 11, 8, 15, 22, 29   > £4 per class   > students £3

 

Exeter, R D & E Hospital,
Wednesday Lunchtimes 12.30 - 1.00pm with Kelsang Chonyi

The Chaplaincy Centre, Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, Wonford, Exeter Map

  • September 12, 19, 26
  • October 3, 10, 17,    31  (no session on Oct 24th)
  • November 7, 14, 21, 28
  • December 5

No charge. Staff, patients and visitors all welcome. Relaxing guided meditations to refresh, inspire and create inner peace. Please join us!

 

Barnstaple and Exmouth
  • No classes at the moment - watch this space!

 

Sidmouth
Thursday Evenings 7.00 - 8.30pm with Kelsang Chonyi

Kennaway House, Coburg Road, Sidmouth, EX10 8NG Map

  • September 13, 20, 27
  • October 4,11,18
  • November 1, 8,15, 22, 29
  • December 6

Practical guided meditations to relax, let go of stress and irritation and give a new perspective on life. Stay on for tea and biscuits after the class if you wish.

> £6 per class or £20 for a four week class card (covers you for any four weeks, doesn't have to be four in a row and can be used at any of the venues on this page)

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In depth classes at Pure Land Centre

 

 

foundation programme studying 'how to understand the mind'

Wednesday evenings 7-9pm
@ Pure Land Buddhist Centre with Kelsang Chonyi

  • This is an enrolled course, ideal for those who have already attended some of our other classes and who wish to take the next step. The Foundation Programme provides a systematic presentation of particular subjects of Mahayana Buddhism and is a wonderful way to deepen your knowledge and practical experience of Buddhism.
  • We are currently studying the profound text 'How to Understand the Mind' by Geshe Kelsang. FP classes are £35 a month which also includes entry to all our drop-in classes and most other events. Concessions are available.
  • .Please contact us if you are interested in joining or if you would like to arrange to try out a session (no charge and no commitment) before deciding if it's for you.
  • Be inspired Read a transcript of a talk given by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso on the benefits of this study programme

 

 

 

 

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*Please note: we are a registered charity. Our fees go towards running costs and none of the teachers receive payment.

 

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