Meditation Classes


Drop-in classes    Foundation Programme   Teacher Training Programme   

Drop-in classes Spring 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     Exeter    Exmouth   Sidmouth    

 

Barnstaple Mondays 5.30 - 7.00pm with Kelsang Chonyi

Barnstaple Library, Tuly Street, Barnstaple Map

  • April 13, 20, 27
  • May 11,18          more

£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

  • March 3, 10, 17, 24
  • April 14, 21, 28
  • May 5, 12, 19           more

£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)

 

New Exeter Thursdays 11am - 12 noon with Kelsang Chonyi

Pure Land Buddhist Centre, 55 Union Road, Exeter Map

  • Stressed, anxious or depressed? If you are any of these to any degree then these classes are for you! This new series of meditations would also suit anyone who would prefer a daytime class. More
  • February 19, 26
  • March 5, 12, 19, 26
  • We will be continuing with a class at this time from April 16th. There will be a different theme - details soon

£4 per class or £3 concessions

 


'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.
    ~ Resuming in April - details soon
    £2 per class
  • Tuesday lunchtimes 12.30 - 1.00pm, with Kelsang Chonyi
    A relaxing guided meditation to fit into your lunch break.
    ~ April 14, 21, 28
    ~ May 5, 12, 19
    £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.
    ~ April 14, 21, 28
    ~ May 5, 12, 19
    £2 per adult

 

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

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

  • April 15, 22, 29
  • May 6, 13

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

 

Sidmouth Thursdays 7.00 - 8.30pm with Kelsang Chonyi

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

  • April 16, 23, 30
  • May 7,14           more     

£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 21 january 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' ~ continuing from 25 january 2015

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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