Developing Authentic Self-confidence

Developing Authentic Self-confidence

Buddhist wisdom for limitless freedom

with KMC Kent’s Principle Teacher James Baskerville

Saturday 9th March | 10am – 5pm

Venue: Wye Village Hall, Bridge Street, TN25 5EA

Booking Online Required – Limited Capacity

Often we feel that we come up short; that we aren’t good enough, wise enough, or capable enough. When these thoughts arise they can feel very solid as if we’re seeing the “real” us: someone who is stuck, incapable of change, and doesn’t measure up.

We then get down on ourself, or even lash out at others to compensate.

Buddha revealed that when we see ourself as not good enough, we are under the influence of delusion, a distorted misapprehension of our nature and our potential.

By applying Buddha’s wisdom, we can completely dismantle this misperception and come to identify ourself in the correct way: as someone with an extraordinary capacity for change, who finally can bring benefit to the entire world.

In this day course, we will examine Buddha’s teachings that help us recognise, reduce and finally abandon this distorted perception of ourself so that finally we can become the person we truly wish to be.

Each session will consist of a talk and guided meditation plus time for Q&A.  

The Teacher

This meditation event will be led by James Baskerville, the Resident Teacher at KMC Kent.

James has been practising and teaching Kadampa Buddhism for over twenty years and has engaged in extensive meditation retreats, including silent retreat. He is especially known for his clarity, humour and inspirational presentation of Buddha’s teachings.



Saturday 9th March 2024


10am - 5pm


£35 | £25 conc
£10 for Members



Wye Village Hall
Bridge street,
TN25 5EA





Registration | 09.45am

Session 1 | 10.00am – 11.15am

Break | 11.15am – 11.45am

Session 2 | 11.45am – 1.00pm

Lunch | 1.00pm – 2.30pm

Session 2 & 3 | 2.30pm – 5.00pm

Cost & Booking

Online Booking Required ! Limited Capacity. 

Please note: Booking & Payment PRIOR the start of the course only.


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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