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Wednesday - 7,14,& 21 September
7pm - 8pm


Rianos Maidstone Functions Venue, 33 Tonbridge Road, Maidstone,
ME16 8RX


3 Week Course | £30 (£20 conc)
Free for Member

freedom to control how we feel

 3 Week Meditation Course with KMC Kent Resident Teacher James Baskerville

Sometimes it seems as if we are defined by our moods, feelings and circumstances. If something puts us in a bad mood or just wake up on the wrong side of the bed, we behave in a particular way. But if we are in a good mood, we are a very different person and behave quite differently. It can be difficult to control our feelings and moods and change them from negative to positive. Through meditation, however, we can learn to do this. We can create positive feelings and attitudes and be the person we want to be.

James Baskerville is a senior Kadampa Buddhist teacher and the principle teacher at KMC Kent.  He has been a student of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso for over 25 years.  James’s teachings are presented with humour and practical examples that make them accessible to everyone. Through his kindness and enthusiasm for meditation practice, he provides an inspiring example of a modern Buddhist practitioner for our society.

Classes last for an hour. They are suitable for complete beginners and those with more experience of meditation. Light refreshements will be served before or after the class.

About the course: This 3 week course aims to teach effective, meditation-based solutions to everyday problems taken from the Kadampa Buddhist tradition and classes are held in The Pavillon Room at the beautiful Rianos Functions Venue.


Wednesday | 7, 14 & 21 September | 7pm – 8pm



This is a 3 week course series and not open as individual sessions.

Please note: Online Booking & Payment prior the start of the course only.

Class Format

What to Expect

Guided Meditation

Each class begins with guided breathing meditation to help let go of distractions and settle the mind into an experience of inner peace.

Buddhist Teaching

The teacher will then give practical advice, based on the topic of the class, explaining how we can integrate Buddha's timeless wisdom into our busy daily lives.


The class will conclude with a second guided meditation to help us take the teaching to heart. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions.


The Wednesday Evening Class is led by KMC Kent Resident Teacher James Baskerville


The Wednesday Evening Class is led by KMC Kent Resident Teacher James Baskerville


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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