Learn the Fundamentals of Buddhist Meditation
Half Day Meditation Course in Rochester with principle teacher of KMC Kent James Baskerville.
Saturday 18 March | 10am – 2pm
Booking Required – Limited Capacity!
~ Finding Inner Peace through meditation ~
Meditation is beneficial for everyone and can be practiced right here, right now. However enjoying a five-minute meditation every now and then, and committing to a daily practice to systematically train our minds, are two very different things. The latter requires commitment, a proven method and access to the required wisdom that will naturally lead us to a stable meditation practice that will succeed in the long term. Without this firm foundation, it will be difficult for us to commit to sit every day, and eventually gain mastery of our minds.
If you want to strengthen your meditation foundation, join this half day meditation course with experienced Senior Buddhist Teacher James with over 20 years of meditative experience, where you will learn views and methods you can rely upon to build a strong and sustainable meditation practice.
Session 1: Introduction to Buddhist Meditation, 10:00am – 11:15am
In Part I of the course you will learn the fundamentals of the Buddhist view and how they apply to meditation, i.e. training the mind. Applying these methods in your everyday life will lead to happiness and a sense of purpose and harmony in your relationships.
Session 2: Meditation Foundations, 11:45am – 1:00pm
In Part II of the course you will learn the basics of meditation, from why we would want to meditate to the “technical” matters of how to do it, and we will conclude with a Q&A session.
Optional Lunch: 1pm – 2pm
An ideal opportunity to connect with like minded people over a delicious vegetarian lunch. James will also present for a chat and an informal Q &A session session.
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.
Cost & Booking
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.