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Wednesday - Nov 30, Dec 7 & 14
7:30pm - 8:45pm


Friends Meeting House, 6 The Friars, Canterbury


3 Week Course | £30 (£20 conc)
Free for Members

How to be kind to yourself: A Buddhist Approach

 3 Week Meditation Course with Buddhist Teacher Chelvi in Canterbury

Without self-acceptance and self-respect there is no basis for a truly happy and beneficial life, but how do we develop these positive views? The practice of meditation helps us to connect with a deeper sense of well-being that opens us up to a new way of experiencing ourselves.

Buddha taught the art of self-acceptance and gave many positive thinking techniques for developing inner strength and confidence. On this 3 week course Chelvi will explore and guide meditations on how we can come to enjoy stable self-esteem and happiness, and unlock our limitless potential for self-transformation.

Class lasts for 1 hour and 15 mins. They are suitable for complete beginners and those with more experience of meditation. Light refreshments will be served before or after the class.

About the course: This three week course aims 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.


Wednesday | 30 Nov, 7 & 14 Dec| 7:30pm – 8:45pm


This is a 3 week course series and not open as individual sessions.

Please note: Online Booking & Payment prior the start of the course 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 Wednesday Evening Class is led by Buddhist Teacher Chelvi Mailvaganan


The Wednesday Evening Class is led by Kadampa Buddhist teacher, Chelvi Mailvaganan.


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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