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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!

Covid-19 precautions

During the current situation most of our classes are Live-streamed. However, where practical, we are allowing some to be attended in person. Check here for more information.  Please subscribe to our mailing list to receive updates.

Morning workshop with Gen Chonyi

Inner Cool; The Art of Patience

Saturday 30th January, 10.00am – 12.15pm

Drop-in” classes, and in-depth study


monday evenings

How to Solve our human problems

6.30 – 7.45pm


Just meditate

11.30am – 12noon


Transforming Sickness and Mental Pain

7.30 – 8.45pm

wednesday lunchtimes

Just meditate

12.30 – 1.00pm

wednesday evenings

Foundation Programme

7.00 – 9.00pm

thursday meditation

Mental Detox

11.00am – 12noon

thursday evenings

Transforming Sickness and Mental Pain

7.00 – 8.15pm

sunday mornings

Foundation Programme 2

9.30am – 12.45pm


The centre holds many different sessions in an old house with large garden with beautiful trees. It's a wonderful place of peace and thoughtful reflection with the sound of birdsong accompanying sessions.


I enjoy the classes and the teacher is friendly and easy to talk to. The meditation practices are really helpful and more importantly, work; and so life has improved tremendously. Yes, I will be going again. Cheers.


"Authentic, genuine and sincere."


"Wonderful place and beautiful teachings"


"Very friendly and welcoming place. Informative and accessible talks and meditations with an emphasis on developing a peaceful and happy mind. No pressure, great food!"


"This is a pleasant Buddhist centre where one can learn how to deal with difficulties. It has a relaxed atmosphere and everyone is welcoming."

The Purpose of Meditation

The purpose of meditation is to make our mind calm and peaceful. If our mind is peaceful we shall be free from worries and mental discomfort; but if our mind is not peaceful, we shall find it very difficult to be happy, even if we are living in the very best conditions.

Geshe Kelsang Gyatso


Buddha’s Teachings, known as Dharma, are like an inner science that explains, with perfect clarity, the nature and function of the many different aspects of our mind. By applying this understanding we can transform our mind and gain spiritual realisations with which we can solve all our human problems and fulfill all our own and others’ wishes. We can live in our busy, modern world, engaging in normal activities, but seeking happiness from a completely reliable source – from the positive qualities that we have cultivated through meditation within our own mind.

How to Transform Your life – free ebook, click image

For an extensive collection of books, including audio and ebooks, guided meditations, audio and printed prayers and prints of authentic Buddhist art go to 

Many of these items are also available in our bookshop at Pure Land Centre.

“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



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