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Tuesday evenings Drop-in Meditation Classes
7pm - 8pm

Tue 23 & 30 April, 7, 14 & 21 May


Friends Meeting House, 6 The Friars, Canterbury


The whole 5 week series | £40
Pay as you go I £10/class
Free for Members


A 5 week series on letting of negativity with Buddhist Nun Kelsang Oden in Canterbury

Dealing with negative emotions and tricky relationships can be tough in many ways. When we are stuck in negative feelings like anger, fear or insecurity, we can’t think straight and end up making decisions we regret later. Misunderstandings and conflicts can simmer, often making us feel disconnected from the people we care about.

Negative emotions and conflicts in relationships can erode away at our happiness and our self-worth, leading to feelings of inadequacy, shame, and self-doubt. Breaking free from this cycle of negativity requires wisdom and skills of emotional freedom.

In this series of meditation classes, you will learn practical tools to understand and manage negative emotions such as anger, anxiety, feelings of inadequacy and jealousy.

Through a blend of guided meditations, insightful teachings, and discussions, you will be taken on a journey of self-discovery, of empowerment and of inner peace.

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.

This course is aimed at all levels of experience from beginners to those looking to fine tune their meditation practice.

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

About the course: this five week course aim to teach effective, meditation-based solutions to everyday problems taken from the Kadampa Buddhist tradition. The classes are held at the Friends Meeting House (next to the Marlow Theatre) in Canterbury


Tuesday Tue 23 & 30 April, 7, 14 & 21 May | 7pm – 8pm


Please note: Online Booking & Payment prior the start of the class only.

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 Tuesday Evening Class is led by Buddhist Nun Kelsang Oden.


The Tuesday Evening Class is led Buddhist Nun Kelsang Oden.


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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