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Meditation Classes


Drop-in classes    Foundation Programme      

Drop-in classes: Summer 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   Cullompton   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

Mental Freedom

  • June 5, 12, 19, 26
  • July 3, 10

Experience deep relaxation and develop the mental freedom to approach life with clarity, wisdom and a fresh perspective.

£5.50 per class or £18 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)



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

  • June 5, 12, 19, 26

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

£2 per session

 

Exeter, Pure Land Centre
Sunday mornings 10 - 11.15am with Kelsang Chonyi

Pure Land Buddhist Centre, 55 Union Road, Exeter    Map

The Oral Instructions of Mahamudra

  • June 3, 17, 24

An explanation of the preliminary stages of training in Mahamudra Tantra, the sublime method for accomplishing full enlightenment in this life.  NB This class and the sessions below go together - but it is also possible to attend either individually.

£5.50 per class or £18 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)

 

Sunday mornings 11.45am - 12.45pm with Kelsang Chonyi

Pure Land Buddhist Centre, 55 Union Road, Exeter    Map

Meditation on the Oral Instructions

  • June 3, 17, 24

Following on from the above class this will be an opportunity to put the instructions into practice in meditation and in conjunction with the 'The Hundreds of Deities of the Joyful Land According to Highest Yoga Tantra' sadhana.

£3 per session

 

Barnstaple
Monday Mornings 10.30am - 12 noon with Kelsang Chonyi

Barnstaple Library, Tuly Street, Barnstaple Map

Meditations to ripen our potential to attain the highest goal of human life

  • May 14, 21
  • June 4

£5.50 per class

 

Cullompton
Tuesdays After work class 5.30 - 6.30pm with Eddie Johnson

@ Cullompton Library, The Hayridge, Exeter Hill, Cullompton, EX15 1DJ

A practical four week introduction to Buddhist meditation with an emphasis on finding inner calm through pacifying mental busyness, thus enabling us to cope more easily with daily challenges.

  • May 15, 22, 29
  • June 5

£4 per class

 

 

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

  • June 6, 13, 20, 27
  • July 4, 11

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

 

Exmouth
Monday Evenings 7.00 - 8.30pm with Louis Bartlett

The Quiet Mind Centre, 14 Hartley Road, Exmouth Map

  • No classes here at the moment

 

Sidmouth
Thursday Evenings 7.00 - 8.30pm with Kelsang Chonyi

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

  • June 7, 14, 21, 28

£5.50 per class or £18 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 evening class 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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