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Meditations for developing Mental Resilience

  • Half-Day Meditation Course
  • Sunday 9 February​
  • 2.00pm - 5.00pm
  • £20 | Free for Members | Low income concession available

Half-Day Course in Canterbury

Sunday 9 February​ | 2.00pm – 5.00pm

Half-Day meditation workshop with Buddhist Teacher Chelvi Mailvaganan

Mental Resilience refers to our ability to adapt to challenges in life. Everyone of every age needs personal and mental ability to adapt and cope to stress and adversity. We live in very uncertain times, with lots of adversity in workplaces, in our families, in society and in the world. We know human life is difficult, we will all be faced with major difficulties we cannot avoid. At these times in our life, we sometimes cope, and unfortunately sometimes crumble or fall apart.

Meditation teaches how to connect to a natural source of peace and happiness within ourself. We will learn how it is possible to maintain that sense of mental balance, peace and joy, even when we face difficulties. Through learning to look at every situation with wisdom we discover how to face and happily work with all the challenges we meet. In this way we will grow our inner resilience and come to know a deeper peace and joy that cannot be disturbed by the inevitable challenges we meet.

The Teacher

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

Chelvi has been studying and practising Kadampa Buddhism for nearly 20 years. She teaches from her own experience and wealth of knowledge, emphasising how to apply Buddhist methods to everyday life with insight and clarity.



Sunday 9 February


2.00pm - 5.00pm


£20 | Free for Members
Low income concessions available



Friends Meeting House,
6 The Friars, Canterbury


01227 760955




registration | 1.45pm

Session 1 | 2.00 – 3.15pm

Tea Break | 3.15 – 3.45Pm

session 2 | 3.45Pm – 5.00pm

Cost & Booking

  • £20 | Free for Members | Low income concession available

This course is open to everyone and consists of two sessions with a tea break in the middle. Each session includes guided meditation, a talk and a chance to ask questions.



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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