Monday evenings drop-in classes

7.15pm - 8.15pm (followed by optional informal discussion over a cup of tea)

Sep 11, 18, 25 Oct 2, 9 & 16


Coach works, Dover Pl, Ashford TN23 1HU
Free parking available in the car park in front.


Free for Members I 6 week series: £45
Per class: £10

Stop Mental pain and problems

A 6  week series with Buddhist Teacher Chelvi in Ashford

Have you ever wondered why it’s so easy to feel mental pain? Why the world and our own life are filled with problems? 

Difficulties in life can impact our mental health, emotional well-being, and resilience, leading to feelings of anxiety, overwhelm, insecurity, and depression even in the most resilient individuals.

In this series of meditation classes, we will explore how genuine mental health goes beyond simply the absence of negative emotions like anxiety and depression. It is the experience of a truly healthy and resilient mind. We will learn practical meditations to experience the pure, peaceful, and the healthy nature of our mind.

Sep 25: Acceptance vs Rejection

Oct 2: Uprooting the Source of Mental Pain

Oct 9: The Key to Transforming Suffering into the Path to Happiness

Oct 16: Peace from within


Sessions last for an hour. They are suitable for complete beginners and those with more experience of meditation. Light refreshments will be served before or after the class.

About this series: This 6 week series aims to teach effective, meditation-based solutions to everyday problems taken from the Kadampa Buddhist tradition.


Mon  25 Sep, 2, 9 & 16 Oct   7.15pm – 8.15pm  (followed by optional informal discussion over a cup of tea)




Class Format

What to Expect

Guided Meditation

Each class begins with guided breathing meditation to help let go of distractions and settle the mind into an experience of inner peace.

Buddhist Teaching

The teacher will then give practical advice, based on the topic of the class, explaining how we can integrate Buddha's timeless wisdom into our busy daily lives.


The class will conclude with a second guided meditation to help us take the teaching to heart. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions.


The Evening Class is led by Buddhist Teacher Chelvi Mailvaganan


The Tuesday Evening Class is led by Buddhist Teacher Chelvi.


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.

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.


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