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Living Meaningfully, Dying Joyfully Meditation Retreat

  • Weekend Retreat
  • Sat 7th and Sun 8th March 2020
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  • £50 |Full weekend
    £30 |Sat only
    £30 |Sun only
    Free for Full Members
    Low income concessions available

Weekend Retreat

Sat 7th – Sun 8th March 2020

How to Live your Life with Purpose & Vitality

Weekend Retreat with Jampel Centre’s resident teacher James Baskerville.

In general in our society we are not encouraged to think much about our own mortality or indeed some of the bigger subjects like the meaning of own life. Through embracing how brief and fragile our life truly is we give ourself the opportunity to explore our life’s real meaning and purpose. The age old and wise tradition of meditation on death and impermanence leads to genuine sense of joy and vitality and helps us to clarify what really matters in our life.

On the first day of this two day retreat our resident teacher James will give some introduction and guidance on meditation on impermanence. The Sunday will be a day of silent retreat with sessions of meditation guided by James. Wootton is a tranquil and beautiful setting that is ideal for such a weekend.

This weekend is suitable for everyone whether beginners or more experienced meditators. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to call the centre and we can answer any if your queries.


Day 1 – Sat 7 March | 10am – 4.30pm

Day 2 – Sun 8 March | 10am – 4.30pm (SILENT)

The Teacher

This weekend retreat will be led by James Baskerville, the Resident Teacher at Jampel Kadampa Buddhist Centre.

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.



Sat 7th - Sun 8th March 2020


10am - 4.30pm


£50 | Full weekend
£30 | Sat only
£30 | Sun only
Free for Full Members
Low income concessions available



Wootton Village Hall,
Wootton Lane, Wootton, Canterbury


01227 760955




Sat 7th March | 10.00am – 4.30pm

Sun 8th March | 10.00am – 4.30pm

Cost & Booking

  • £50 |Full weekend
    £30 |Sat only
    £30 |Sun only
    Free for Full Members
    Low income concessions available

This weekend course is open to everyone and will be held in the beautiful, tranquil setting of Wootton Village Hall.

Everyone Welcome! Book your place online today.



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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