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

Tues Tue 16 Jan, 23 & 30 Jan and 6 Feb


Friends Meeting House, 6 The Friars, Canterbury


The whole 4 week series | £30
Pay as you go I £10/class
Free for Members

Managing stress and building resilience

A 4 week series with Buddhist Nun Kelsang Oden in Canterbury

We all know that stressing out just makes things worse. And yet we also feel like we have no choice but to stress and worry about the crises and pressures we face in our lives.

According to Buddha, stress does not come from external situations but rather from our response to them. In other words, it comes from our mind. By learning how to “drop out” of a stressed mind and into a clear and peaceful one we can learn to respond to problems differently, in a more centred, flexible and effective way.

In these series of classes, Kelsang Oden will guide us in a surprisingly simple meditation that can bring about a peaceful, clear mind swiftly. Then, using Buddha’s profound insights into the mind, she will uncover where our stressful response comes from, and show how we can gain new perspectives on our difficulties and respond skilfully and with inner resilience.

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 four 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 16 Jan, 23 & 30 Jan and 6 Feb | 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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