Tuesday Drop- in evenings classes

7pm - 8pm
(followed by an optional cup of tea and informal discussion)
Tues 23 & 30 Apr, Tue 7, 14 & 21 May


The George Vaults
35 High Street


Free for Members
5 Week series: £40
Pay as you go: £10/class


Meditation classes for letting go of negativity with senior Buddhist Teacher James Baskerville in Rochester

Dealing with negative emotions and tricky relationships can be tough in many ways. When we are stuck in negative feelings like anger, fear or insecurity, we can’t think straight and end up making decisions we regret later. Misunderstandings and conflicts can simmer, often making us feel disconnected from the people we care about.

Negative emotions and conflicts in relationships can erode away at our happiness and our self-worth, leading to feelings of inadequacy, shame, and self-doubt. Breaking free from this cycle of negativity requires wisdom and skills of emotional freedom.

In this series of meditation classes, you will learn practical tools to understand and manage negative emotions such as anger, anxiety, feelings of inadequacy and jealousy.

Through a blend of guided meditations, insightful teachings, and discussions, you will be taken on a journey of self-discovery, of empowerment and of inner peace. Suitable for complete beginners as well experienced meditators.

Sessions last for an hour. They are suitable for complete beginners and those with more experience of meditation. Classes can be attended on a drop-in basis and each class is self contained. Light refreshments will be served before or after the class

About this series: This 5 week series aims to teach effective, meditation-based solutions to everyday problems taken from the Kadampa Buddhist tradition.



Tue 23 & 30 April, 7, 14 & 21 May 

Tuesday I  7pm – 8pm




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.


This evening class is led by KMC Kent's principal teacher James Baskerville


The Tuesday Evening Class is led by Buddhist Teacher James.


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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