MEDITATION

IN EXETER & DEVON

REALISING AUTHENTIC

HAPPINESS

Welcome to Pure Land Kadampa Buddhist Centre


We offer a range of Buddhist meditation classes and other events, both at the Centre in Exeter and in other towns in Devon. 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. See you soon!

Everyone can benefit and is very welcome to attend – you do not need to be a Buddhist. See you soon!

Covid-19 precautions


Please see individual class information for accessibility. Check here for Covid information. Please subscribe to our mailing list to receive updates.

"Drop-in" classes, and in-depth study

PRACTICAL BUDDHIST SOLUTIONS FOR MODERN LIVING

Monday evenings 6.30-7.45pm

Live streamed

How to Solve our human problems


Tuesday mornings 11.30-12.00pm

In person

Half hour meditation class


Tuesday evenings 7.30-8.45pm

In person and live-streamed

The Science of Happiness


Thursday evenings 7.00-8.15pm

In person

The Science of Happiness


Wednesday evenings 7.00-9.00pm

In person

Foundation Programme


Sunday Mornings 9.30-12.45pm

In person

Foundation Programme 2


“Normally we divide the external world into that which we consider to be good or valuable, bad or worthless, or neither. Most of the time these discriminations are incorrect or have little meaning. For example, our habitual way of categorizing people as friends, enemies, and strangers depending on how they make us feel is both incorrect and a great obstacle to developing impartial love for all living beings. Rather than holding so tightly to our discriminations of the external world, it would be much more beneficial if we learned to discriminate between valuable and worthless states of mind.”

Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

from the book How to Transform Your Life

Exeter, Pure Land Centre 

Tuesday evenings 7.30-8.45pm

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with Gen Chonyi

The Science of Happiness

Available in person and online

Happiness may seem elusive, unpredictable or even impossible – but with a little wisdom it can be actively created! Through meditation we gain the power to direct our mind towards the actual causes of mental peace and happiness and connect with the real potential of our life.


To keep things spacious we're limiting in-person attendance to 10 people. You may need an extra layer of clothing as the room will be well ventilated. For the safety of residents and visitors we respectfully request that you continue to wear a face covering while inside the building. We very much look forward to seeing you!

  • September 14, 21, 28
  • October 5, 12, 19

IN PERSON  > £6 per class

ON LINE  >  £5    >  students £4  

Please book at least 2 hours before start of class if possible


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Exeter, Pure Land Centre 

Tuesday mornings 11.30am – 12.00noon with Gen Kelsang Chonyi

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Tuesday mornings 11.30am – 12.00noon with Gen Kelsang Chonyi


 A simple meditation to rest, refresh and enjoy a taste of peace. Attendance is limited to 10 people per class to allow for social distancing. You may need an extra layer of clothing as the room will be well ventilated. For the safety of residents and visitors we respectfully request that you continue to wear a face covering while inside the building. 

September 14, 21,28

October 5, 12, 19

 

> £3 per class


Please book at least 2 hours before start of class if possible   


Location

Crediton 

Monday evenings 6.30 – 7.45pm

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with Louis Bartlett 6.30-7.45pm

Watch this space! We hope to resume this class soon.


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Sidmouth

Thursday evenings 7.00 – 8.15pm

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with Gen Kelsang Chonyi

The Science of Happiness

Thursdays 7.00-8.15pm,

Kennaway House, Coburg Road, Sidmouth, EX10 8NG 


This is an in-person class! If you wish to attend an online class please come to our Tuesday evening classes.


Happiness may seem elusive, unpredictable or even impossible – but with a little wisdom it can be actively created! Through meditation we gain the power to direct our mind towards the actual causes of mental peace and happiness and connect with the real potential of our life.


To keep things spacious we're limiting attendance to 12 people. You may need an extra layer of clothing as the room will be well ventilated. It is recommended that you continue to wear a face covering in indoor settings. We very much look forward to seeing you! 


  • September 16,23,30
  • October 7,14


IN PERSON  > £6 per class    

Please book in advance, at least 2 hours before start of class if possible.  Walk-ins can only be accepted if there are any remaining tickets.


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Foundation Programme, FP – MEANINGFUL TO BEHOLD

Wednesday evenings 7 – 9pm


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Going Deeper . . .

A special opportunity to study and meditate in depth on the teachings presented in “Meaningful to Behold”.  In this inspirational text, Geshe Kelsang Gyatso clearly reveals how to enter into and progress along the spiritual path in a way that is practical and effective in the modern world.  In particular, through improving our compassion we will develop a special mind that wishes to attain enlightenment for the benefit of others, known as bodhichitta.  With bodhichitta we become a bodhisattva, a friend of the world, and are able to transform all our daily activities into skilful methods that benefit others.


Joining this enrolled programme is one of the best ways to deepen our understanding and experience of Dharma, and to enjoy the company and support of spiritual friends.


Venue Pure Land Kadampa Buddhist Centre,

55 Union Road, Exeter, EX4 6HU

WI meditationinexeter.org

EI info@meditationinexeter.org

TI 01392 490058

“How are we able to measure the infinite, unfathomable merit of this precious jewel-like mind?  Is there any wonder comparable to the birth of the precious bodhichitta within our mind?” 

Geshe Kelsang Gyatso – from the book

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Foundation Programme – JOYFUL PATH OF GOOD FORTUNE

Sunday mornings 9.30 am – 12.45 pm


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Going Deeper . . .

A special opportunity to gain deep insight into Buddha’s teachings, or Dharma, through studying “Joyful Path of Good Fortune”. In this remarkable book Geshe Kelsang Gyatso offers step-by-step guidance on the meditation practices that lead to lasting inner peace and happiness.  This is an ideal text to study to establish a strong daily meditation practice and ripen our potential for self-transformation.

Joining this enrolled programme is one of the best ways to deepen our understanding and experience of Dharma, and to enjoy the company and support of spiritual friends.


Venue Pure Land Kadampa Buddhist Centre,

55 Union Road, Exeter, EX4 6HU

WI meditationinexeter.org

EI info@meditationinexeter.org

TI 01392 490058

“What we need is not displays of miracle powers but a clear example of how to enter an unmistaken spiritual path, how to practice that path comfortably and smoothly, and how to complete it successfully.  This is the actual method for solving our daily problems.” 

Geshe Kelsang Gyatso – from the book


Venue Pure Land Kadampa Buddhist Centre,

55 Union Road, Exeter, EX4 6HU

WI meditationinexeter.org

EI info@meditationinexeter.org

TI 01392 490058

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