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


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.

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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with Gen Kelsang Chonyi

Transforming Sickness and Mental Pain

  • November 3, 10, 17, 24
  • December 1

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

  • For information on accessing Live streaming click here
  • £5 per class
  • 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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Exeter, Pure Land Centre 

Tuesday mornings 11.30am – 12.00noon

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with Gen Kelsang Chonyi ‘Just Meditate’ – Half Hour Classes

  • November 10, 17, 24
  • December 1, 8

>£3 per class

Join at scheduled time or, alternatively, recordings will be available soon after each session and can be viewed any time within 72 hours of the end of scheduled session.


Exeter, Pure Land Centre 

Thursday mornings 11am – 12 noon

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Mental Detox

Thursdays 11am-12noon, with Gen Chonyi

Recorded webinars available for 72 hours after the end of each session

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

Practical meditations to conquer those inner demons that wreck havoc with our mental well-being.  Anger, resentment, craving, jealousy, anxiety and stress be gone!  .

>£4 per session

Join at scheduled time or, alternatively, recordings will be available soon after each session and can be viewed any time within 72 hours of the end of scheduled session.


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Crediton 

Monday evenings 6.30 – 7.45pm

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with Louis Bartlett 6.30-7.45pm

How to Solve our human problems

  • October  5, 12, 19·         
  • November  2, 9, 16, 30 (no class on 23rd)·         
  • December 7, 14

>£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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Exeter, RD&E Hospital 

Wednesday lunchtimes 12.30 – 1.00pm

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with Gen Kelsang Chonyi

  • November 11, 18, 25
  • December TBC

Meditations to create inner calm, confidence and genuine positivity in challenging times.

Available for all staff at the RD&E Hospital

Join at scheduled time or, alternatively, recordings will be available soon after each session and can be viewed any time within 72 hours of the end of scheduled session.

Details on joining on HUB


Location

Sidmouth

Thursday evenings 7.00 – 8.15pm

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with Gen Kelsang Chonyi

Transforming Sickness and Mental Pain

  • 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.

  • For information on accessing Live streaming click here
  • £5 per class
  • students £4

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

A link for access will be sent to your email.


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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