Meditation classes


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.

Covid-19 precautions


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

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 7.30-8.45pm

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July 6th with Eddie Johnson July 13 with Jan Shorney

How to Find the Real Meaning of Human Life

Now available in person

In person attendance is limited to 6 people per class to allow for social distancing. Please read our Covid-19 guidance before booking and book your place in advance online. Wear a face covering when you come and you may need an extra layer of clothing as we will keep the room well ventilated. We are very much looking forward to welcoming you back  🙂

  • July 6, 13

A talk and guided meditations to solve our daily problems and reach a deeper understanding of our human nature and potential.  Based on The Mirror of Dharma with Additions by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.

IN PERSON  > £6 per class  

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


Location

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

We are delighted to offer these in person classes. Attendance is limited to 6 people per class to allow for social distancing. Please read our Covid-19 guidance before booking and book your place in advance online. Wear a face covering when you come and you may need an extra layer of clothing as we will keep the room well ventilated. We very much look forward to seeing you.  

  • June 8, 15, 22, 29

>£3 per class


Location

Crediton 

Monday evenings 6.30 – 7.45pm

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with Louis Bartlett 6.30-7.45pm

How to Solve our human problems

  • Apr     12, 19, 26
  • May    10, 17, 24
  • June    7, 14, 21, 28

>£5 

> students £4

Please book at least 2 hours before start of class if possible.  A link for access will be sent to your email.


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Sidmouth

Thursday evenings 7.00 – 8.15pm

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with Gen Kelsang Chonyi

How to Find the Real Meaning of Human Life

Sidmouth Thursdays 7.00 – 8.15pm with Kelsang Chonyi

Kennaway House, Coburg Road, Sidmouth, EX10 8NG

Now available in person! (This class will not be on line – if you wish to attend an on line class please come to our Monday or Tuesday evening classes)


  • June 10. 17, 24

A talk and guided meditations to solve our daily problems and reach a deeper understanding of our human nature and potential.  Based on The Mirror of Dharma with Additions by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.

Attendance is currently limited to 10 people per class to allow for social distancing. Please wear a face covering and you may need an extra layer of clothing as we will keep the room well ventilated.  If you’d like to stay for a cup of tea after the class, please bring your own mug and keep a 2m distance from other drinkers!  We are very much looking forward to welcoming you back  🙂 

> £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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In depth classes at Pure Land Centre

Foundation Programme – THE NEW EIGHT STEPS TO HAPPINESS 

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 through studying “The New Eight Steps to Happiness”. In this profoundly beautiful text Geshe Kelsang reveals methods for us to develop unconditional love and compassion and transform our day-to-day living, including even the most demanding conditions, into opportunities for personal and spiritual development..

Joining the Foundation Programme is the best way to deepen our understanding and experience of Dharma, and to enjoy the company and support of spiritual friends.

ON LINE

Classes will be live-steamed via Zoom

& FACE TO FACE

Up to four people can attend in person – spaces for in person attendance will be shared out so everyone who wishes to can take it in turns to come in.


Venue Pure Land Kadampa Buddhist Centre,

55 Union Road, Exeter, EX4 6HU

WI meditationinexeter.org

EI info@meditationinexeter.org

TI 01392 490058

“I can guarantee that if you put the instructions of training the mind into practice in your daily life you will find the inner peace and joy that everyone is looking for.

Geshe Kelsang Gyatso – from the book.”

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Foundation Programme, FP – UNIVERSAL COMPASSION

Wednesday evenings 7 – 9pm


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Taking the next step . . .

Joining the Foundation Programme is a special way to deepen our understanding and experience of Buddha’s teachings, known as Dharma.

From September 2020 we will be studying ‘Universal Compassion’ by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. The teachings and meditations in this beautiful text are perfect for the present time and empower us to live joyfully in the midst of challenge and uncertanty.


ON LINE Classes will be live-steamed via Zoom

& FACE TO FACE Up to four people can attend in person – spaces for in person attendance will be shared out so everyone who wishes to can take it in turns to come in.


Venue Pure Land Kadampa Buddhist Centre,

55 Union Road, Exeter, EX4 6HU

WI meditationinexeter.org EI info@meditationinexeter.org

TI 01392 490058


From the author:

“We need to transform whatever circumstances we meet, whether good or bad, into the spiritual path by channelling all our actions in a virtuous direction. This practice is extremely important. Those who engage in it successfully will never have to experience anxiety or discouragement but will be able to remain calm and peaceful in all circumstances.”

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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

How to Solve our Human Problems

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