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Wednesday - 7, 14 & 21 September
7:30pm - 8:45pm


Friends Meeting House, 6 The Friars, Canterbury


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

finding life's purpose; a Buddhist Perspective

 3 Week Meditation Course with Buddhist Teacher Chelvi 

In this series, which is perfect for both newcomers and those more experienced meditators, we will be exploring the relationship between Buddhist meditation, happiness and a deeper sense of purpose in our lives. Buddhist meditation teaches us how to access and maintain inner confidence, even when experiencing difficulties. Connecting with the natural peace within our mind opens us up to recognizing and identifying with the potential for happiness, love and other good qualities that exist within each and every one of us. The emphasis will be on how to integrate Buddhist teachings on training the mind into our daily life so that we can live with a greater sense of joy, meaning and purpose.

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 | 7, 14 & 21 September | 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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