Diamond Way Buddhism in Exeter
Our Buddhist Centre is 5 minutes walk from the city centre of Exeter. The centre is a detached cottage which dates back over 300 years and has been modernised whilst keeping many of it’s original features.
The meditation room is on the ground floor and is a comfortable space with impressive traditional Buddhist art in a contemporary setting. We meet several times a week and on Thursday evenings we have a short introduction to Buddhism and a brief explanation on how to meditate for newcomers.
There is a small library of Buddhist books, magazines, DVD’s and regular live streamings of lectures with Lama Ole Nydahl. We have a program of travelling teachers along with other Buddhist related activities such as open days and additional weekend meditation sessions.
The centre is located about 80 metres from the clock tower, heading in the direction of the college, away from the city centre. There is plenty of on street parking and a small car park next to the clock tower. Exeter St Davids and Exeter Central are both less than 10 minutes walk from the centre.
All our weekly Buddhist meditation sessions are free of charge at the Exeter centre. For further information on meditation times or events at the centre, please visit the main Exeter centre website here.
|Address||Exeter Diamond Way Buddhist centre
Bury Meadow Cottage
New North Road
Exeter EX4 4HH
|Regular Meditation Times|
|Mondays 6.30 pm||The evening starts with the 16th Karmapa meditation which takes about 30 minutes. After a short break, there is an optional personal practice session. This is a non-guided meditation which is suitable for practioners who already have an ongoing Diamond Way personal meditation practice. Monday is an ideal evening for anyone that has already been to one of our previous introductory evenings. However, if you find it difficult to come to an introduction on a Thursday evening then please let us know and we can arrange this for you on a Monday.|
|This is our main evening for weekly meditation. For newcomers there is a general introduction to Buddhism along with a bit more detail about Diamond Way Buddhism. There is then a 10-minute talk from a member of the group on a Buddhist topic followed by the Guided Buddhist meditation on the 16th Karmapa. This meditation is suitable for newcomers and experienced Buddhists alike.|
– 1.00 pm
|The centre is open for personal practice, suitable for those already practising one of the Diamond Way Buddhist meditations. Please feel free to come along for the whole or part of the session. Explanations on Refuge Meditation and the Four Foundational Practices are available as needed. The session is sometimes followed by a light lunch for those that wish to stay.|