Breaking the Chains that Bind us
Half Day Meditation Course In Canterbury
Saturday 26 November | 10am – 1pm
Booking Essential – Limited Capacity!
Finding authentic joy from within
When it comes to finding happiness, we are all in the habit of seeking it from things outside of ourselves, such as relationships, power, possessions, a good reputation etc. But these things never provide lasting happiness and more often than not, they can give rise to disappointment, conflict and unhappiness. Yet we keep trying to find happiness in this ordinary way which keeps us trapped in a cycle of suffering, always seeking but never finding what we long for. For this reason, Buddha taught about the inner obstacles of the eight worldly concerns, how to recognise them and how to overcome them.
In this half day course, senior Buddhist teacher, James will introduce the eight worldly concerns and give practical advice on how we can use meditation and mindfulness to overcome them to develop authentic inner strength and resilience.
This day meditation course 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.
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.