Tuesday evenings drop-in classes

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

Tue 27 Feb, 5, 12, 19 & 26 March


Harper's cafe (in Victoria Park)
Jemmett Road
TN23 4RL
Free parking available in the car park next to the cafe

10 minutes walk from Ashford International Station


Free for Members I 5 week series: £40
Per class: £10

Inner Wealth & The Pursuit of Happiness

A 5 week series on letting go of negativity with Buddhist Teacher Chelvi in Ashford

We know from our own experience that we can never derive deep peace and happiness from material things. Indeed it often seems that the more emphasis we place on material development, the more problems we encounter. 

In this series of weekly talks and guided meditations with Chelvi, we will explore how we can all come to find a deeper inner peace and happiness through cultivating the potential and capacity of our own hearts and minds in everyday life.

Through developing the ‘inner wealth’ of qualities such as love, compassion, generosity, patience and wisdom, we can gradually eliminate our suffering and problems, and eventually find the deeper, longer lasting peace and happiness we are all searching for, but until now have found it so hard to find.

We will explore how this approach gives us a fresh perspective on our pursuit of happiness in the year ahead, moving from simply pursuing fleeting moments of temporary pleasure and joy, to the confidence we can find ever increasing peace, happiness and joy moment to moment.

Sessions last for an hour. They are suitable for complete beginners and those with more experience of meditation. Classes can be attended on a drop-in basis, as each session is self-contained. Light refreshments will be served before or after the class.

About this series: This 5 week series aims to teach effective, meditation-based solutions to everyday problems taken from the Kadampa Buddhist tradition.


Tuesday 27 Feb, 5, 12, 19 & 26 March

  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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