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A Transformative day retreat with KMC Kent’s Principle Teacher James Baskerville

Saturday 11 May | 10am – 5pm

Venue: Wye Village Hall, Bridge Street, Wye. Ashford TN25 5EA

Booking Online Required – Limited Capacity

Learning to live lightly   

Join us for this day retreat to practice the art of dropping out of stressful states of mind, and absorbing into the experience of inner peace.

We all know that stressing out about things just makes them worse. And yet we also feel like we have no choice but to stress and worry about the crises and pressures we are facing at the moment. Actually, our stress does not come from the external situation, but rather from our response to it. Stress comes from our mind. If there were a method to ‘drop out’ of a stressed mind and into a clear and peaceful one, wouldn’t you use it?

And if we could learn how to respond to problems differently, in a more centred, flexible and effective way, wouldn’t you want that?

In this retreat we will learn how to do both.  KMC Kent’s Principal Teacher James will guide us in a surprisingly simple meditation that can bring about a peaceful, clear mind swiftly. Then, using Buddha’s profound insights into the mind, he will uncover where our stressful response comes from, and show how in letting go of that mistaken perception we can respond skillfully and peacefully. Right about now, this advice seems more pertinent than ever!

Each session will consist of a talk and guided meditation plus time for Q&A.  

The Teacher

This meditation retreat will be led by James Baskerville, the Resident Teacher at KMC Kent.

James has been practising and teaching Kadampa Buddhism for over twenty years and has engaged in extensive meditation retreats, including silent retreat. He is especially known for his clarity, humour and inspirational presentation of Buddha’s teachings.



Saturday 11 May


10am - 5pm


£35 | £25 conc
£10 for Members



Wye Village Hall
Bridge St
TN25 5EA






Registration | 09.45am

Session 1 | 10.00am – 11.15am

Break | 11.15am – 11.45am

Session 2 | 11.45am – 1.00pm

Lunch | 1.00pm – 2.30pm

Session 2 & 3 | 2.30pm – 5.00pm

Cost & Booking

Online Booking Required ! Limited Capacity. 

Please note: Booking & Payment PRIOR the start of the course only.


Our classes are for everyone who is interested in learning how to meditate, regardless of background or belief. They are designed to give a broad introduction to Buddhist meditation, teachings, and practice. Everyone is invited to use whichever aspects of the teachings they find helpful.

No. Anyone can learn basic meditation and experience the benefits that come from having a peaceful mind.

No. Everyone is welcome, including beginners. All you need is the wish to improve yourself and the quality of your life.

No special clothing is required, come as you are.

No. The classes focus on meditation and teachings alone. You can choose to sit on a chair or meditation cushion.

We are a registered charity run entirely by volunteers, no-one receives a salary. The funds we receive are used to pay for our venues and operating expenses. Although we charge for classes we also offer low-income rates and no one will ever be turned away for lack of funds.

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