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

Tuesday 13, 20, 27, June, 4, 11, & 18 July


Friends Meeting House, 6 The Friars, Canterbury


The whole 6 week series | £45
Pay as you go I £10/class
Free for Members

The Happiness Tool-kit

A 6  week series with Buddhist Nun Kelsang Oden in Canterbury

We all want to be happy. It’s true for you, and it’s true for everybody. To fulfil this wish, we search for happiness in people, places, and activities. But reliable sources of happiness can’t be found ‘out there.’ If we want to be truly happy we need to learn how to positively change our mind.

In this series of classes, we will learn about parts of the mind that are the main causes of happiness, and how to develop and maintain them. These parts of the mind are the tools we need to make ourselves happy and build a happy life

In this series of classes you will also receive advice, extracted from Buddhist teachings, on how to develop a store of tools, including meditations and new ways of thinking, to help us develop and maintain our peace of mind. By doing this, eventually every situation can become a source of happiness and growth for us!

June 13 : Mind, Meditation and Authentic Happiness

June 20: Our mind and its power

June 27: Becoming an architect of our reality

July 4: Harnessing the power of our intention

July 11: Creating the experiences we want

July 18: Peace from within

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. Light refreshments will be served before or after the class.

About the course: this six 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 | June 13, 20, 27, July 4, 11, & 18 | 7pm – 8pm


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 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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