Meditation Classes


Drop-in classes    Foundation Programme      

Drop-in classes 2016

 

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

What to expect

  • Classes are suitable for both complete beginners and those who already have experience of meditation.
  • Each evening begins with a simple guided meditation to help to 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.
  • Please stay on for a cup of tea afterwards!

 

When and Where

Exeter    Barnstaple    Exmouth      Sidmouth    

 

Exeter, Pure Land Centre
Tuesdays 7.30 - 9.00pm with Kelsang Chonyi

Pure Land Buddhist Centre, 55 Union Road, Exeter    Map

A Meaningful Life in Challenging Times

  • February 2, 9, 16, 23
  • March 1, 8, 15
  • April 5, 12, 19, 26

£5.50 per class or £18 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 evening class venues on this page)

 

Exeter, Pure Land Centre
Thursdays 11am - 12 noon with Kelsang Chonyi

Pure Land Buddhist Centre, 55 Union Road, Exeter    Map

Say 'No' to Stress, Anxiety and Depression

A series of six sessions which include talks and practical guided meditations for overcoming stress, anxiety and depression. Come to any or all of the classes.
... Stay on afterwards for a cup of tea and a chat!

  • February 11, 18, 25
  • March 3, 10, 17

£4 per class or £3 concessions

 


'Just meditate' Half hour classes in Exeter, Pure Land Centre

Pure Land Buddhist Centre, 55 Union Road, Exeter Map

  • Mondays 5.30 - 6.00pm, with Eddie Johnson and Jan Shorney
    The perfect way to wind down after work.
    ~ February 8, 15, 22, 29
    ~ March 7, 14
    ~ April 4, 11, 18, 25
    £2 per class
  • Tuesday lunchtimes 12.30 - 1.00pm, with Kelsang Chonyi
    A relaxing guided meditation to fit into your lunch break.
    ~ February 9, 16, 23
    ~ March 1, 8, 15
    ~ April 5, 12, 19, 26
    £2 per class

 

 

Exeter, R D & E Hospital,
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dnesdays 12.30 - 1.00pm with Kelsang Chonyi

The Chaplaincy Centre, Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, Wonford, Exeter Map

  • February 10, 17, 24
  • March 2, 9, 16
  • April 6, 13, 20, 27

No charge. Staff, patients and visitors all welcome. Relaxing guided meditations to refresh, inspire and create inner peace. Please join us!

 

Barnstaple Mondays 5.30 - 7.00pm with Kelsang Chonyi

Barnstaple Library, Tuly Street, Barnstaple Map

  • April 4, 11, 18, 25
  • May 9, 16, 23       

£5.50 per class or £18 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 evening class venues on this page)

 

 

Exmouth Mondays 7.00 - 8.30pm with Louis Bartlett

The Quiet Mind Centre, 14 Hartley Road, Exmouth Map

  • February 8, 15, 22
  • March 7, 14, 21
  • April 4, 11, 18, 25            

£5.50 per class or £18 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 evening class venues on this page)

 

Sidmouth Thursdays 7.00 - 8.30pm with Kelsang Chonyi

Kennaway House, Coburg Road, Sidmouth, EX10 8NG Map

  • February 11, 18, 25
  • March 3, 10, 17
  • April 7, 14, 21, 28

£5.50 per class or £18 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 evening class venues on this page)

 

 

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In depth classes

 

 

foundation programme studying 'joyful path of good fortune'

Wednesday evenings 6.00-9.30pm with half hour break midway
@ Pure Land Buddhist Centre with Kelsang Chonyi

  • 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 studying and meditating on Geshe Kelsang's complete presentation of the path to enlightenment, "Joyful Path of Good Fortune". The text offers step-by-step guidance on the meditation practices that will lead us to lasting inner peace and happiness and also give us great ability to benefit others.
  • Download full details. Please contact us if you are interested in joining.
  • We will be starting a new section of the book on February 10th 2016 and this would be a good time to join.
  • Be inspired Read a transcript of a talk given by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso on the benefits of this study programme

 

foundation programme studying 'how to understand the mind'

Sundays 9.00am - 1.30pm with half hour break midway
@ Pure Land Buddhist Centre with Kelsang Chonyi

  • On our weekend Foundation Programme we are studying "How to Understand the Mind" by Geshe Kelsang. This text gives an extraordinarily clear explanation of the nature and power of the mind
  • Through gaining understanding and control of our own mind we can clearly know how everything is created by mind. We can create a lasting inner peace by recognising and abandoning states of mind that harm us and by actively cultivating beneficial minds based on wisdom.
  • Either of our Foundation Programmes are open to those who have already been coming along to our drop-in classes for a while and hence have a good background understanding. The Foundation Programme has a commitment to attend every session for the section of study you sign up for but you can arrange to try out a couple of sessions before deciding if you would like to join.
  • More details
  • Contact us if you have any further queries or if you would like to try out a couple of sessions for free. February 14th 2016 would be the next suitable date to try out a session

 

 

 

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*Please note: we are a registered charity. Our fees go towards running costs and none of the teachers receive payment.

 

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