Half Day In Person & Online Meditation Course
Saturday 2 October | 10am – 1pm
Booking For In Person Essential – Limited Capacity!
~ Finding Inner Confidence ~
The uncertainty of the future, difficult relationships, conflictual situations are a few of the many challenges we regularly face throughout our life. It is probably fair to say that we are very familiar with the reoccurring feeling that something is not quite right, which inevitably leads to worry and so prevents us from being truly at ease.
Being constantly ‘up in our head’ thinking about these situations rarely leads to beneficial solutions. This over-analysis in turn tends to lead to further doubt and confusion.
If the external situation does not significantly change yet our unhappiness, anger or despondency increases the more think about it, this is a clear indication that our way of thinking is flawed and is increasing our problems not solving them.
Meditation is a way of connecting to a deeper place in our mind, one of inner stillness free from the turbulence of incessant and disturbing thoughts. From this more heart centred place of inner peace we can find inspiration and wisdom that can be our inner guide to navigate through life’s challenges.
Meditation and the insights that come from it lead to a resilience, a knowing that we have the inner resources to deal constructively with whatever may arise in our life. This is the experience of authentic self-confidence and freedom from fear that can result from a regular meditation practice.
In this half day workshop KMC Kent Teacher James will lead meditations and present new methods of problem solving to replace the unhelpful mental habits of worry, anxiety and avoidance that holds us back.
This half day meditation course 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.
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.