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Inner Peace

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.

If we want to experience true, lasting happiness, we need to learn the secret of inner peace by meditating.

The Benefits


Stress Reduction

Meditation will provide you with new tools for dealing with stress, worry and anxiety. The classes will allow you to unwind your mind and return home relaxed and refreshed.

Inner Calm

If we practice meditation we will experience a calm, spacious feeling in the mind. Daily challenges will be easier to deal with and many of our usual problems will fall away.

positive outlook

Meditation helps us to gain clarity and perspective so we develop a positive outlook on life, experience authentic self-confidence and enjoy better relationships with others.

What to Expect



Classes begin with a simple guided breathing meditation to reduce stress, tension and distractions. This helps us to let go, find some inner stillness and prepare our mind to be fully present and get the most out of the class.


A talk on how to incorporate meditation and Buddhist principles into daily life. This may include topics such as improving relationships, developing confidence, gaining peace of mind, coping with stress and dealing with anger.


The class concludes with guided meditation and a chance to ask questions and clarify any points that may have come up during the teaching. Don't worry - there's no expectation to talk if you don't want to!


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.

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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.