Monday evenings drop-in classes

7pm - 8pm (followed by optional informal discussion over a cup of tea)

Mon 9, 16, 23, 30 Sep,
Mon 7, 14, 21 Oct


The Friends Meeting House,
30 Holly Bush Lane,
TN13 3TJ


Free for Members I 7 week series: £60
Per class: £10

Meditations for Building Emotional Resilience

A 7  week series with Buddhist Teacher Monica in Sevenoaks

It is no secret that life can be challenging, with unexpected problems and unavoidable difficulties often leaving us feeling overwhelmed. To thrive amidst these adversities, we need the personal and mental ability to adapt and cope with stress. Imagine having the inner strength and emotional resilience to bounce back from whatever life throws at you.

Whether facing challenges in your personal life, family, or workplace, imagine feeling empowered rather than stuck. The good news is that this is possible for each of us. We can become stronger, more flexible, and more confident than we ever thought possible.

So how do we achieve this? In this series of classes, you will learn to cultivate inner strength through training your mind correctly. Discover new ways of thinking and relating to challenges, allowing you to not only cope but thrive.

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, as each session is self contained. Light refreshments will be served before or after the class.

About this series: This 7 week series aims to teach effective, meditation-based solutions to everyday problems taken from the Kadampa Buddhist tradition.


Mon 9, 16, 23, 30 Sep, <br>
Mon 7, 14, 21 Oct

 7pm – 8pm  (followed by optional informal discussion over a cup of tea)




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 Evening Class is led by Buddhist Teacher Monica Sharma


The Monday Evening Class is led by Buddhist Teacher Monica.


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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