"When we understand clearly that inner peace is the real source of happiness, we will develop tremendous enthusiasm to practice"
Suitable For Everyone - Everyone is welcome
Weekly classes, suitable for everyone, are an ideal opportunity to get some space in our week to relax, refresh and improve our inner peace. The classes include a talk and guided meditations (all in the comfort of a chair) helping us discover the highly practical benefits of Buddhist meditation. We will discover through our own experience that by applying the instructions we can keep a more peaceful, positive and relaxed mind in daily life.
Some Key Points
The classes are organised as short courses, usually three or four weeks long covering a common theme
You can attend a whole course or simply drop in whenever you can
Each class is self-contained so if you've missed the first few classes in a term you can still come to the rest of the classes
In each class there are two guided meditations and a practical teaching
You can start a class at anytime - there's no need to wait until the next term or short course starts
We sit on chairs for these classes, and you do not need to wear anything particular - simply come as you are
Please note that arrangements and timings may vary at individual branch classes but details are given here on the website.
Attending A Class For The First Time The best place to start is with any of our drop-in short course classes at KMC Plymouth or our branches across Plymouth, Devon and Cornwall. You don't need any previous experience or knowledge and you are very welcome to come along at anytime. You can simply turn up at a class if you choose, but you can save to up 40% by booking on-line in advance and purchasing a course ticket.
On-line payments are via PayPal but you do not need to have a PayPal account - simply select the option to pay with a Credit or Debit Card rather than log into PayPal. At KMC Plymouth we can accept credit and debit cards for on the door ticket sales, but regret that at our branch classes we can only accept cash.
Have a look at our FAQ's on this page for further information or read our full FAQ's HERE
If you have any specific questions not on our FAQ's you can contact us by emailHERE
Guided Meditation Each class begins with guided breathing meditation, to help settle the mind and let go of distractions.
Teaching The teacher will then give a practical teaching, usually based on a text by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche. The teaching will focus on how we can integrate Buddha’s timeless wisdom into our busy modern daily lives.
Concluding Meditation The class will finish with a concluding meditation to help us take the teaching to heart and there is also the opportunity to ask questions.
Frequently Asked Questions
DO I Have to be a buddhist or become one to attend your classes?
No. Anyone can learn basic meditation and experience the benefits that come from having a peaceful mind. You can find a more details answer HERE.
Do I need to have any experience?
No. Everyone is welcome, including beginners. All you need is the wish to improve yourself and the quality of your life.
Do we Sit on the floor or do any exercises?
No, we sit on chairs during the class and there are no physical exercises. On occasions at KMC Plymouth (not our branch classes), it may be possible for those who wish to sit in the traditional posture on the floor to do so, but depending on numbers attending the class we cannot guarantee this.
Do I need to wear anything in particular?
No special clothing is required, come as you are.
Should I bring anything with me?
No, just yourself! Some people find a note book and pen useful to make a note of anything they find helpful during the teaching part of the class.
DO i need to book or in advance or can I just turn up?
You can save up to 40% by booking in advance by buying a Course Ticket, so you may wish to choose that option. However, you can simply turn up and purchase a drop-in ticket if you prefer.
Can I start a class anytime or do i need to wait for the next course to start?
You can start coming to classes at anytime. If you've missed the start of a course, its not a problem as the classes are self-contained with a common theme and you'll still gain benefit.
I Need more help with a question
You can find more FAQ's on our page HERE or you can email us HERE
Contact Us Kadampa Meditation Centre Plymouth 33 Sutherland Rd, Plymouth, UK PL4 6BN T: 01752 224 137 E: firstname.lastname@example.org Please note our phone is not always manned. For a quicker response, you might like to use the email link.