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WHEN

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

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

Where

Friends Meeting House, 6 The Friars, Canterbury
CT1 2AS

Cost

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

Inner Wealth & The Pursuit of Happiness

A 5 week series with Buddhist Nun Kelsang Oden in Canterbury

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 Kelsang Oden, 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.

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

DATES

Tuesday 27 Feb, 5, 12, 19 & 26 March | 7pm – 8pm

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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.

Discussion

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.

Teacher

The Tuesday Evening Class is led by Buddhist Nun Kelsang Oden.

Teacher

The Tuesday Evening Class is led Buddhist Nun Kelsang Oden.

FAQs

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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