A Day Meditation Event in West Malling

Saturday 9 December| 10am – 5pm

Booking Online Required – Limited Capacity

Sometimes our relationships can be unsatisfying and frustrating. It’s not uncommon to feel like we’ve hit a dead-end in our relationships, even with someone we deeply care about. In this day retreat, KMC Kent’s Principal Teacher James Baskerville will guide us through the Buddhist approach for building heart-centred relationships and restoring connection.

Buddha taught that true connection with others must start from within. By taking refuge in our own naturally good heart, we connect with our authentic best self. As a result, we feel more confident and secure, and are better able to connect with others. Through meditation and Buddha’s teachings, we’ll learn how to cultivate this skill and apply it practically to our lives.

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

The Teacher

This meditation retreat 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 9 December 2023


10am - 5pm


£45 | £35 conc
£10 for Members



St Benedict’s Centre, 52 Swan Street, West Malling
ME19 6JX






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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