Maidstone – Tuesdays
Weekly Meditation Classes

Class Day: Tuesdays

Lunch time Meditation classes: 12.30pm – 1.15pm

Heart of Flavour, 1st Floor, 13 King Street, Maidstone, ME14 1BA (Venue Map and Directions) 


Evening Time Meditation classes7:30pm to 9pm, with refreshments after the class

Venue: Quaker Meeting House, 158 Union Street, Maidstone ME14 1EE (Venue Map and Information)


Meditation, joy and inner purpose

Talks and guided meditations with Kay Sugihara.

Discover the power of meditation and living mindfully to find a deeper sense of joy, inner purpose and meaning in our everyday life.

In this series – perfect both for newcomers and those with more experience – we will explore the relationship between meditation, happiness and a deeper sense of purpose in our lives. We will learn how Buddhist meditation teaches everyone how to access and maintain inner peace and joy, even when experiencing difficulties. Connecting to the natural peace and joy within our mind opens us up to recognising and identifying with the potential for happiness and other good qualities that exist within each and everyone of us.

This empowers us with a sense of purpose in our life, an inner drive to actualise our extraordinary potential so that we can be of real benefit to our family, friends and everyone throughout our world. The emphasis will be on how to integrate our practice of training the mind with every aspect of our life: work, family, friends, down-time etc.

Oct 16 – Meditation, joy and inner purpose

Oct 23 – Our extraordinary potential and how to fully actualise it

Oct 30– Self-acceptance, self-respect and the key to happiness

Nov 6 – “Being true to ourself, no matter what happens”

Nov 13 – Living our life lightly

1 week break

Christmas Series
How to Transform Your Life- With Loving Kindness


Classes last for an hour and a half. They are suitable for complete beginners and those with more experience of meditation. You’re more than welcome to come to individual sessions or attend the series as a whole.

Day Time: Drop-in fee £5 (per class)

Evening Time: Drop-in fee £8 (per class): | free for supporting members
Class Card: £32 (5 classes for the price of 4)


About the classes:

These drop-in classes aim to teach effective, meditation-based solutions to everyday problems taken from the Kadampa Buddhist tradition. Everyone is welcome – these practical meditations can be practised by anyone, whether Buddhist or not. Each class consists of guided meditations and practical advice on how to maintain a positive mind, as well as an opportunity to ask questions. Classes are self-contained and you can drop in whenever you wish; there’s no need to book in advance, simply turn up and register when you arrive.

We meditate sitting on chairs and there is no physical exercise involved or any special clothing needed. These classes are suitable for everyone, including complete beginners.

For more information, please see What to Expect at a Class.