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Tuesday - 29 Nov, 6 & 13 Dec
7pm - 8pm


Friends Meeting House, 6 The Friars, Canterbury


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

The Science of Happiness

 3 Week Meditation Course with Buddhist Nun Kelsang Oden in Canterbury

When our mind is experiencing an incessant flow of uncomfortable emotions and negative thoughts then we can say that at that time we are UNHAPPY. On the contrary when our mind is feeling at ease, confident and light at that time we can say that we are HAPPY. The practices of meditation and mindfulness taught within Buddhism reveal the technology of happiness and wellbeing, how we can cultivate the causes of happiness and let go of the causes of unhappiness within our own heart.

In this 3 week course we will learn simple but powerful methods to heal and strengthen our mind so that we can enjoy our life more.


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 refreshements will be served before or after the class.

About the course: this three 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 | 29 Nov, 6 & 13 Dec | 7pm – 8pm



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 Tuesday Evening Class is led by Kadampa Buddhist Nun, Kelsang Oden.


The Tuesday Evening Class is led by Kadampa 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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