Meditation Classes


Drop-in classes    Foundation Programme   Teacher Training Programme   

Drop-in classes Summer 2015

 

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    Braunton    Exeter    Exmouth   Lynton    Sidmouth    

 

Barnstaple Mondays 5.30 - 7.00pm with Kelsang Chonyi

Barnstaple Library, Tuly Street, Barnstaple Map

These classes are not running at the moment. We hope that you can come along to Braunton instead!

 

Braunton Thursdays 7.30 - 9pm with Kelsang Shenpan

Braunton Parish Hall, Chaloners Road, Braunton (next to the library)

  • June 4, 11, 18, 25
  • July 2  

£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 Tuesdays 7.30 - 9.00pm with Kelsang Chonyi

Pure Land Buddhist Centre, 55 Union Road, Exeter Map

  • June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
  • July 7
  • Resuming September 8th

£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 and Jan Shorney
    The perfect way to wind down after work.
    ~ June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
    ~ July 6
    £2 per class
  • Tuesday lunchtimes 12.30 - 1.00pm, with Kelsang Chonyi
    A relaxing guided meditation to fit into your lunch break.
    ~ Resuming in September
    £2 per class
  • Parents and tots class, Tuesday 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.
    ~ Resuming in September
    £2 per adult

 

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

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

  • June 3, 10, 17, 24
  • July 1, 8

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

 

Exmouth Mondays 7.00 - 8.30pm with Louis Bartlett

The Quiet Mind Centre, 14 Hartley Road, Exmouth Map

  • Resuming later in 2015

 

New Lynton Wednesdays (fortnightly) 7.00 - 8.30pm with Kelsang Shenpan

Cleavewood House (opposite Sunny Lyn), Lynbridge Road, Lynton 

  • June 3, 17
  • July 1           Resuming in September                   

£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

  • Resuming in September

£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' ~ continuing from 20 may 2015

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 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

 

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.
  • 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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