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developing authentic self confidence

  • Half-Day Meditation Course
  • Sunday 26 April
  • 2.00pm - 5.00pm
  • £20 | Free for Members | Low income concession available

Half-Day Course in Canterbury

Sunday 26 April​ | 2.00pm – 5.00pm

Half-Day meditation workshop with Buddhist Teacher Chelvi Mailvaganan

Lacking self confidence is something that we all experience at one time or another. When we lack authentic self-confidence we feel discouraged, stuck and fail to see any potential within ourselves.

Authentic self- confidence cannot be based upon superficial things like reputation, external accomplishments, status, or praise from others. Although these may temporarily lift us up and make us feel better about ourselves if we are unable to obtain them, or are separated from them, we shall soon lose our good feelings about ourselves.

In this meditation workshop, we will learn how to develop inner confidence and happiness through relating to our extraordinary hidden potential rather than our limitations. As a result we will learn to view ourself in a highly positive and constructive way.

Suitable for everyone.

The Teacher

This half-day meditation course will be led by Kadampa Buddhist Teacher, Chelvi Mailvaganan.

Chelvi has been studying and practising Kadampa Buddhism for nearly 20 years. She teaches from her own experience and wealth of knowledge, emphasising how to apply Buddhist methods to everyday life with insight and clarity.



Sunday 26 April


2.00pm - 5.00pm


£20 | Free for Members
Low income concessions available



Friends Meeting House,
6 The Friars, Canterbury


01227 760955




registration | 1.45pm

Session 1 | 2.00 – 3.15pm

Tea Break | 3.15 – 3.45Pm

session 2 | 3.45Pm – 5.00pm

Cost & Booking

  • £20 | Free for Members | Low income concession available

This course is open to everyone and consists of two sessions with a tea break in the middle. Each session includes guided meditation, a talk and a chance to ask questions.



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.

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.

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