The Benefits of meditation
The purpose of meditation is to cultivate positive mental states, and to overcome negative mental habits. Happiness is a state of mind, therefore the real source of happiness lies within, not in external situations. When our mind is peaceful we are free from worries and mental discomfort, and we experience true happiness. Meditation is the method to make our mind peaceful and can be practiced by anyone.
HEALTHY MIND - HAPPY LIFE
What to Expect
about the classes
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.
We offer a variety of classes in Kent and the surrounding area. Click here to find a class in your local area.
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.
BOOKS ON BUDDHISM & MEDITATION
Tharpa Publications is the publishing company of the New Kadampa Tradition and the exclusive publisher of books by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Tharpa is a global organization and produces a wide range of audio books, meditation CDs, prayer booklets and Buddhist artwork. All profits received by Tharpa are donated to the International Temples Project Fund. Every time you make a purchase from the bookshop or Tharpa website you are contributing to the development of Kadampa Temples worldwide.