Meditation Classes


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Drop-in classes Spring 2014

 

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

Barnstaple   Bovey Tracey   Exeter   Exmouth   Lynton   Sidmouth   Teignmouth  

 

Barnstaple Fridays 5.30 - 7.00pm with Kelsang Chonyi

Barnstaple Library, Tuly Street, Barnstaple Map

  • March 7, 14, 21, 28
  • April 4, 11                              more details

£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)

 

Bovey Tracey Thursdays 7.30 - 9.00pm with Eddie Johnson and Jan Shorney

Phoenix Hall, Bovey Tracey, TQ13 9FF Map

  • February 27
  • March 6, 13, 20

£5.50 per class or £18 for all four weeks

 

Exeter Tuesdays 7.30 - 9.00pm with Kelsang Chonyi

Pure Land Buddhist Centre, 55 Union Road, Exeter Map

  • April 1, 8   and  April 29
  • May 6, 13, 20                               more details

£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)


'Just meditate' Half hour classes in Exeter

Pure Land Buddhist Centre, 55 Union Road, Exeter Map

  • Mondays 5.30 - 6.00pm, with Eddie Johnson
    The perfect way to wind down after work.
    ~ March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
    ~ April 7
    £2 per class
  • Thursday lunchtimes 12.30 - 1.00pm, with Kelsang Chonyi
    A relaxing guided meditation to fit into your lunch break.
    ~ March 6, 13, 20, 27
    ~ April 3, 10
    £2 per class
  • Parents and tots class, Thursday mornings,
    11.30 - 12 noon with Kelsang Chonyi.
    Bring your babies and toddlers along to these family-friendly guided meditation sessions and enjoy a peaceful half hour of relaxation.
    ~ March 6, 13, 20, 27
    ~ April 3, 10       more about children's events
    £2 per class Your first parents and tots class in 2014 FREE!

 

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

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

  • March 5, 12, 19, 26
  • April 2, 9

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

 

Exmouth
  • Our drop-in evening classes in Exmouth are not running for a while but we have a special Saturday morning event coming up
  • Freedom from Fear - a morning workshop on Saturday 12th April with Jenny Parsons. Details and booking

 

 

Lynton Tuesdays 7.00 - 8.30pm with Kelsang Shenpan

@ Barbrook Village Hall, Lynton, North Devon

  • April 1, 8
  • ... will continue after Easter break

£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

  • March 6, 13, 20, 27
  • April 3, 10                       more details

£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)

 

Teignmouth Mondays 7.00 - 8.30pm with Kelsang Chonyi

The Fountain for Health, 9 The Triangle, Teignmouth TQ14 8AU Map

  • Watch this space!

 

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In depth classes

 

 

foundation programme

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 Eight Steps to Happiness ~ The Buddhist Way of Loving Kindness. 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 and difficult conditions, into opportunities for personal and spiritual development.
  • Download full details and dates. Please contact us if you are interested in joining.
  • Be inspired Read a transcript of a talk given by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso on the benefits of this study programme

 

teacher training programme

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

  • The Teacher Training Programme, or TTP, is for students who wish to make more commitment to the study and practice of Dharma, Buddha's teachings, and in time become fully qualified Dharma Teachers. We will be studying Mahamudra Tantra by Geshe Kelsang.
  • Contact us for further details

 

 

 

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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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