Meditation Pure Land Kadampa Buddhist Centre

meditation classes

Drop-in classes Autumn 2019

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.

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

Exeter, Pure Land Centre Tuesday evenings 7.30 - 9.00pm

Transform your mind: transform your life

with Gen Kelsang Chonyi

The Inner Light of Wisdom

  • October  29
  • November  5, 12, 19, 26
  • December  3

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

Stay on for a cup of tea 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

Pure Land Buddhist Centre 55 Union Rd, Exeter EX4 6HU

Exeter, Pure Land Centre Tuesday lunchtimes 12.30 - 1.00 pm

Lunchtime meditation

with Gen Kelsang Chonyi

‘Just Meditate’ – Half Hour Classes

  • October 1, 8, 15, 29 (no class on 22nd)
  • November  5, 12, 19, 26
  • December 3

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

> £2.50 per class

Pure Land Buddhist Centre 55 Union Rd, Exeter EX4 6HU

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

flowers

with Gen Kelsang Chonyi

Facing Death, Dying and Bereavement

  • October 31
  • November  7, 14, 21, 28
  • December 5 

Guided meditations empowering us to face our own and others mortality with courage, acceptance, wisdom and peace. Everyone is welcome and everyone can benefit. Come to the whole series or just drop in when you can. Stay on afterwards for tea and a chat if you wish. 

£4 per class
> students £3

Pure Land Buddhist Centre 55 Union Rd, Exeter EX4 6HU

Exeter, Pure Land Centre Thursdays 5.30 - 6pm

afternoon meditation

with Clive Owen

‘Just Meditate’ – Half Hour Classes

  • October  3, 10, 17, 31
  • November  7, 14, 21, 28
  • December  5

A guided meditation to relax and wind down after work.

> £2.50 per class

Pure Land Buddhist Centre 55 Union Rd, Exeter EX4 6HU

Exeter, Pure Land Centre Sundays 9.30 am-12.45 pm

MODERN BUDDHISM CLASSES
With Gen Kelsang Chonyi

November 3 – What is Buddhism?

November 24 – Buddhist faith & What is the mind?

December 1 – Who are the Kadampas

December 8 – The preciousness of Kadam Lamrim

Open to anyone who would like to gain a deeper understanding of some of the fundamentals of Buddhism as presented in Modern Buddhism by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.
Sessions include prayers, meditation, a reading and commentary and paired discussion plus Q&A, with a half hour break mid morning.
The classes are especially suitable for those considering joining the Foundation Programme, our in-depth study class.
We plan to start a new FP on Sundays in 2020 in which we will study a complete text in detail and sessions will follow a similar format to the classes this autumn.

£9.00 per class > £6.00 students

> no need to book.

Pure Land Buddhist Centre 55 Union Rd, Exeter EX4 6HU

Crediton Monday Evenings 6.30 - 8pm

Transform your mind; transform your life

Crediton class

with Louis Bartlett

  • October  7, 14, 21, 28
  • November  11, 18, 25
  • December  2, 9, 16   

Practical guided meditations to relax give a new perspective on life and tap into the power of your own mind. 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)
> students £4

St Boniface Roman Catholic Church, Park Road, Crediton, EX17 3ET

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

Hospital meditation

with Gen Kelsang Chonyi

  • October 2, 9, 16, 30 (no session on the 23rd)
  • November  6, 13, 20, 27
  • December 4

Relaxing guided meditations to refresh, inspire and create inner peace. Please join us!

  • No charge. Staff, patients and visitors all welcome. 

Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, Barrack Road, Exeter, EX2 5DW

Exmouth

Exmouth classes

Classes resuming soon. If you are interested please contact us.

The Kennaway Centre 10-12 Victoria Road, EX8 1DL

Sidmouth Thursday Evenings 7.00 - 8.30pm

Sidmouth classes

with Gen Kelsang Chonyi

The Inner Light of Wisdom

  • October 10, 17, 24, 31
  • November 7, 14, 21, 28
  • December 5
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A talk and guided meditations. Experience deep relaxation and develop the mental freedom to approach life with clarity, wisdom and a fresh perspective.  Stay on for a cup of tea 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

Kennaway House Sidmouth EX10 8NG

In depth classes at Pure Land Centre

Foundation Programme studying 'How to Understand the Mind'


Wednesday evenings 7-9pm

@ Pure Land Buddhist Centre with Gen 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  Click here to read a transcript of a talk given by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso on the benefits of this study programme
Pure Land Buddhist Centre 55 Union Rd, Exeter EX4 6HU

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Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

“It is very important to identify the actual cause of whatever unhappiness we feel. If we are forever blaming our difficulties on others, this is a sure sign that there are still many problems and faults within our own mind.”

Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

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How to Solve our Human Problems

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