Canterbury – Thursdays
Weekly Meditation Classes

Class Day: Thursdays

Time: 7:00pm to 8:30pm, with refreshments after the class

Venue: Ann Robertson Centre, 55 London Road, Canterbury, Kent CT2 8HQ (Venue and Map Information ) 


Training the Mind – Guidelines for a Happy Life

Learn how to transform every moment of life into a step on the path to inner peace, and in particular how to transform all of life’s difficulties into truly liberating experiences. We will be taking these essential wisdom advice form the much loved Tibetan poem ‘8 verses of training the mind’ by Geshe Langri Tangpa (1054–1123 CE). In these two four week courses you will be introduced to a new way of finding happiness.

The first four week course ‘Guidelines for happy and fulfilling relationships‘ we will look at how to apply wisdom to all of our relationships from the workplace to the home.

The second four week course ‘Guidelines for a living life with wisdom‘ we will look at imagination and inner creativity as powerful methods for navigating life challenges with peace, inspiration and resilience.


Training the mind – guidelines for happy and fulfilling relationships

June 7 – A positive approach to our relationships

June 14 – The Healing power of gratitude

June 21 – Overcoming negative mental habits in relationships

June 28 – A skilful approach to difficult relationships


Training the mind – guidelines for living life with wisdom

July 5 – Acceptance through wisdom

July 12 – Transforming adverse conditions

July 19 – The wisdom of imagination

July 26 – Freedom through overcoming our inner limitations


Classes last for an hour and a half. They are suitable for complete beginners and those with more experience of meditation. You’re more than welcome to come to individual sessions or attend the series as a whole.

Drop-in fee £8 (per class): | free for supporting members
Class Card: £32 (5 classes for the price of 4)


About the classes:

These drop-in classes aim to teach effective, meditation-based solutions to everyday problems taken from the Kadampa Buddhist tradition. Everyone is welcome – these practical meditations can be practised by anyone, whether Buddhist or not. Each class consists of guided meditations and practical advice on how to maintain a positive mind, as well as an opportunity to ask questions. Classes are self-contained and you can drop in whenever you wish; there’s no need to book in advance, simply turn up and register when you arrive.

We meditate sitting on chairs and there is no physical exercise involved or any special clothing needed. These classes are suitable for everyone, including complete beginners.

For more information, please see What to Expect at a Class.