Meditation Classes


Drop-in classes    Foundation Programme   Teacher Training Programme   

Drop-in classes Autumn 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     Exeter    Exmouth   Sidmouth    

 

Barnstaple Fridays 5.30 - 7.00pm with Kelsang Chonyi

Barnstaple Library, Tuly Street, Barnstaple Map

  • November 14, 21, 28
  • Dec 5, 12            
  • Apologies we have unfortunately put out a few fliers which say the classes are on Thursdays. This is incorrect - we meet on Fridays at 5.30pm!

£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

  • November 11,18, 25
  • Dec 2, 9                              

£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.
    ~ October 6, 13, 20
    ~ November 3,10,17, 24
    £2 per class
  • Thursday lunchtimes 12.30 - 1.00pm, with Kelsang Chonyi
    A relaxing guided meditation to fit into your lunch break.
    ~ October 2, 9, 23   (No class on Oct 16. Oct 23 class with Kate Stevenson)
    ~ November 13, 20, 27
    £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.
    ~ October 2, 9, 23   (No class on Oct 16. Oct 23 class with Kate Stevenson)
    ~ November 13, 20, 27
          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

  • November 12, 19, 26
  • December 3,10

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

  • October 6, 13, 20, 27
  • November 3, 17, 24 (no class on the 10th)
  • December 1, 8, 15

£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

  • October 2, 9, 16, 23   (classes on 16 and 23 Oct with Jenny Green)
  • November 13, 20, 27
  • Dec 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)

 

 

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In depth classes

 

 

foundation programme ~ Starting September 17

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.
  • Starting in September we will be studying and meditating on Geshe Kelsang's extraordinarily clear presentation of the complete 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 ~ starting September 28

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

  • On our weekend Foundation Programme we will be 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.
  • NB This course was previously advertised as the 'Teacher Training Programme'. It has now become a 'Foundation Programme' course. It is 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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