Meditation Classes


Drop-in classes    Foundation Programme      

Drop-in classes: Spring 2017

 

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    RD&E Hospital   Torquay

 

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

Pure Land Buddhist Centre, 55 Union Road, Exeter    Map

Transform your life

  • June 6, 13, 20, 27
  • July 4

£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 Centre

Pure Land Buddhist Centre, 55 Union Road, Exeter Map

  • Tuesday lunchtimes 12.30 - 1.00pm, with Kelsang Chonyi
    A relaxing guided meditation to fit into your lunch break.
    ~ June 6, 13, 20, 27
    £2 per class
  • Thursdays 5.30 - 6.00pm, with Eddie Johnson and Jan Shorney
    The perfect way to wind down after work.
    ~ May 4, 11, 18, 25
    £2 per class

 

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

Pure Land Buddhist Centre, 55 Union Road, Exeter    Map

There will be a new series of Thursday morning classes starting in September

 

 

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

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

  • June  7, 14, 21, 28
  • July  5, 12

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

 

Barnstaple Mondays (fortnightly) 10.30am - 12 noon with Kelsang Chonyi

Barnstaple Library, Tuly Street, Barnstaple Map

  • Classes resuming in September

 

Exmouth Mondays 7.00 - 8.30pm with Louis Bartlett

The Quiet Mind Centre, 14 Hartley Road, Exmouth Map

  • Classes resuming later in the year

£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

  • May 4, 11, 18
  • June 8, 15, 22

£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)

 

Torquay Wednesdays 7.00 - 8.30pm with Jenny Parsons

Torquay Academy (in the Drama Studio), Cricketfield Road, Torquay, TQ2 7HU map

  • This class is no longer running

 

 

 

 

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In depth classes at Pure Land Centre

 

 

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.
  • Be inspired Read a transcript of a talk given by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso on the benefits of this study programme

 

foundation programme studying 'the new heart of wisdom'

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

  • We are studyingThe New Heart of Wisdom' by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Based on the renowned Heart Sutra , this book presents the very essence of all Buddha's teachings.
  • From May 2017 we will be studying the second part of this text which clearly and concisely presents the entire path to enlightenment through a profound sequence of meditations. These meditations can be used as the basis of a daily practice empowering us to develop our mindfulness and concentration and gain deep experience of the spiritual path.
  • 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.

 

 

 

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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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