Half Day Meditation Workshop at Petham Village Hall, Canterbury CT4 5RD

Saturday 18 May | 10am – 1pm

When things go wrong in our life and we encounter difficult situations, we tend to regard the situation itself as our problem, but in reality, whatever problems we experience come from the mind.

If we were to respond to difficult situations with a positive and peaceful mind they would not be problems for us; indeed, we may even come to regard them as challenges or opportunities for growth and development.

Problems arise only if we respond to difficulties with a negative state of mind.  Therefore, if we want to be happy all the time and to be free from problems, we must maintain and develop a peaceful mind.

On this half-day course,  and discover for yourself the inner peace and happiness that naturally arises when our mind becomes still. This feeling of inner peace helps us to cope with the busyness and difficulties of daily life, many of our usual problems will fall away and we will feel warm and well disposed towards other people, thereby improving our relationships.  

This course is suitable for everyone from complete beginners to experienced meditators.  The meditations taught on this course come from the Buddhist tradition, but you don’t have to be a Buddhist to attend the course or practice the meditations.  

The Teacher

This course will be taught by experienced Buddhist teacher Nicola Reekie. 

Nicola has been practising Kadampa Buddhism for many years and is known for her clear, practical and joyful presentation of Buddhist teachings in a way that accessible to us all. . She is a mother and works as an Occupational therapist at the  Pilgrims Hospice.  



Saturday 18 May


10am - 1pm


£25 | £20 conc | Free for Members



Petham Village Hall,
Church Ln,





Registration | 09.45am

Session 1 | 10.00am – 11.15am

Break | 11.15am – 11.45am

Session 2 | 11.45am – 1.00pm

Cost & Booking

Booking Essential!  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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