Half Day Meditation Course with Chelvi Mailvaganan

Saturday 12 November | 10:00 – 13:00

Half Day Meditation Course with Chelvi Mailvaganan

Finding freedom from insecurities ~

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

The Teacher

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

Chelvi has been a Kadampa Buddhist for 20 years. She is a mother and social worker, specialising in end of life care. Meditation has helped transform and heal many aspects of Chelvi’s life. She teaches from her own experience and wealth of knowledge, emphasising how to apply Buddhist methods to everyday life with insight and clarity.



Saturday 12 November


10am - 1pm


£20 | £15 Concession
Free for Members



Friends Meeting House,
6 The Friars, Canterbury CT1 2AS


01227 760955



SESSION ONE | 10:00 – 11:15

Tea Break | 11:15 – 11:45

SEssion two | 11:45 – 13:00

Cost & booking

Booking online required. This course is open to everyone.


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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