Pure Land Kadampa Buddhist Centre is closed to visitors

Due to the current risks of Covid-19 we are now closed to the public until further notice.  All branch classes are also cancelled.

We are now Live-streaming many classes and events (see below).  Please subscribe to our mailing list to receive updates.



Developing self confidence ~ morning workshop Saturday 16th May, 10.00am - 12.30pm

Note:* Classes are only for those in our normal catchment area
– Devon, Teignbridge, Southwest Somerset and West Dorset.
To find your nearest Kadampa Centre click here.

with Louis Bartlett

  • Real self-confidence comes from identifying with our pure potential. It is completely different to self-importance and it does not depend on being propped up by the opinions or approval of others.
  • Our morning workshops are a perfect introduction to meditation. The morning includes talks and practical guided meditations. There will be a half hour break mid-way.

£10 > students £7

Please book at least two hours before the start time.

How to access to streaming will be e-mailed to you


Healing From the Heart Dartmoor Meditation Retreat Friday evening June 26 - Monday lunchtime, June 29

with Gen Kelsang Chonyi

at Brimpts Farm, Dartmeet, Dartmoor

Friday evening June 26 –  Monday lunchtime, June 29

 Take some quality time out with this residential retreat on ‘taking and giving’ in the heart of glorious dartmoor. This well-loved and profoundly compassionate series of meditations awakens the power of the mind to transform and to heal both oneself and others.  There will also be plenty of time to relax and enjoy the stunning dartmoor landscape.

Accommodation is in the converted barn at Brimpts Farm.  There is a choice of quad rooms (4 people sharing), twin rooms or (very limited) single rooms.  All rooms are ensuite.

The retreat begins on Friday June 26th

Registration from 4.30pm, Supper 6.15pm

Introduction to retreat 7.30pm

The retreat ends with lunch on Monday June 29th


  • A 25% non-refundable deposit is payable on booking.  The room will be reserved when we receive your deposit and only guaranteed upon receipt of the balance.  We will contact you about how to pay the balance.  Full payment is due by May 19th.
  • Refund Policy: If you cancel on or before May 19th we will refund your payment less the non-refundable 25% deposit.  Cancellations after May 19th will not be eligible for any refund unless we are able to re-sell your place in which case we will refund all except the non-refundable 25% deposit.  If for any reason beyond our control this event is cancelled you will receive a full refund of all payments made including your deposit.
  • A separate booking is required for each person.  If you are booking a twin room you can specify on the booking form who you would like to share with.  If you do not specify, we will allocate you a room mate.
  • Prices are per person and include accommodation, all meals and fees for the courseSINGLE ROOM ensuite £250 (deposit payable £62.50)TWIN ROOM ensuite £186 (deposit payable £46.50) QUAD ROOM (four people sharing, single sex) ensuite  £140 (deposit payable £35) EARLY BIRD TICKETS  BOOK BY APRIL 10TH FOR 10% DISCOUNT ON ALL FEES (Early bird single = £225  Early bird twin = £167.40  Early bird quad = £126)


  • All meals will be vegetarian.  Please advise us on the booking form if you would like a dairy free, vegan, wheat free or gluten free option.  For any other dietary requirements, or if you have a serious food allergy,  please contact us before booking and we will let you know if we can assist.


  • There is one bedroom that has wheelchair access and the meditation hall can be made accessible via a ramp.  If you have limited mobility or any other special needs please contact us before making your booking so that we can discuss how we can assist and whether the venue and retreat will be appropriate for your needs.


  • Friday
    From 4.30pm: Registration
    6.15pm: Supper 
    7.30 – 8.30pm: Introduction

  • Saturday
    9 – 10am: Retreat session 1
    11.30am – 12.30pm: Retreat session 2
    Lunch and free time for walks etc
    5 – 6pm: Heart Jewel chanted prayers (optional)
    7.30 – 8.30pm: Retreat session 3

  • Sunday
    9 – 10am: Retreat session 4
    11.30am – 12.30pm: Retreat session 5
    Lunch and free time for walks etc
    5 – 6pm: Heart Jewel chanted prayers (optional)
    7.30 – 8.30pm: Retreat session 6
  • Monday
    Breakfast – ** Please note bedrooms need to be vacated by 10am on day of departure
    10 – 11am: Retreat session 7
    12noon – 1pm: Retreat session 8
    Lunch and departure