silencing the inner critic

Half Day Meditation Course in Ashford with Chelvi

Saturday 29th June | 10am – 1pm

Venue: Lake House, Maidstone Road, Ashford, TN26 1AR

Half Day Meditation Course with Chelvi

No matter how confident we are, or how healthy our normal sense of self-esteem is, we all know we can experience times in our days and lives when that inner critical voice seems intent on reminding us that what we are doing and who we are, is never quite enough.

When we meet difficult times, this inner critic can all too easily ramp up, leaving us feeling stuck in a loop of negative self-talk and feelings of inadequacy that, if left unchecked, can significantly undermine our peace of mind, happiness and self-esteem.

In this half-day course with Chelvi  – which is suitable for everyone – through talks and guided meditations, we will explore practical steps to turn down the volume on this inner critic in the here and now, and over time become free of it.

We will discover how this inner critical voice simply comes from a mistaken way of relating to ourselves. We will take a highly practical look at Buddhas’ profoundly liberating teachings that enable anyone to experience the true nature and thereby potential of ourselves.

We will learn how to practically apply these insights to our everyday lives, and discover how this opens the door to the freedom and confidence to become the person we wish to be, free of the burden of the inner critic, and thereby find an increasingly peaceful, happy life, from the inside-out.

The Teacher

This meditation course will be led by experienced Buddhist Teacher Chelvi. 

Chelvi has been practising and teaching Kadampa Buddhism for over twenty years and has engaged in extensive meditation retreats. She is especially known for her clarity, practical and inspirational presentation of Buddha’s teachings. She is also a mother and an ex-palliative care social worker.



Saturday 29th June


10am - 1pm


£25 | £20 Concession
Free for Members



Lake House,
Maidstone Road,
TN26 1AR





SESSION ONE | 10:00 – 11:15

Tea Break | 11:15 – 11:45

SEssion two | 11:45 – 13:00

Cost & booking

Booking online required. This course is open to everyone.


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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