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Half Day Meditation Course in Rochester with James Baskerville.

Saturday 12 October | 10am – 1.30pm

Booking Required – Limited Capacity!

Finding Inner Peace through meditation ~

Our struggles with mental health all have their roots in the past. We feel ourself to be trapped in unhappy states and behaviors, and in some cases traumatised and stuck there, due to situations now long gone.

And because we see the past as something that definitely has happened – that is locked in – we feel there is nothing we can do about it. Our various coping mechanisms such as our distractions and compulsions, do not solve the underlying problems, and sometimes make things worse, both for ourselves and those we are close to.

According to Buddha, however, we can completely heal our past. The reasons for this are profound. The past is actually not a fixed thing. Like everything, it depends on our perception.

In this half-day course we will apply Buddha’s powerful and liberating teachings on the nature of the mind and reality to change our experience of the past. These tried and tested methods are immensely empowering. By helping us to let go of those mistaken states of mind that keep us trapped in the past, we are able to reassess our experience from the vantage point of our incredible potential. That which previously held us back becomes the springboard towards real inner growth and fulfillment. James  will explain these profound insights and he will guide us in applying them in meditation so that we can begin to  experience their transformative impact for ourselves.

An ideal opportunity to connect with like minded people over a light breakfast. James will also present for a chat and an informal Q &A session session.  

The Teacher

This meditation event will be led by James Baskerville, the Resident Teacher at KMC Kent.

James has been practising and teaching Kadampa Buddhism for over twenty years and has engaged in extensive meditation retreats, including silent retreat. He is especially known for his clarity, humour and inspirational presentation of Buddha’s teachings.



Saturday 12 Oct


10am - 1.30pm
(light breakfast and refreshments provided)


£30 l £25 (conc) l £8 : Members



George Vaults 35 High Street, Rochester, Kent, ME1 1LN






Registration | 09.45am

Session 1 | 10.00am – 11.15am

Break | 11.15am – 12 pm

Session 2 | 12pm – 1.30pm


Cost & Booking

Booking Required! Limited Capacity. 

Please note: Booking & Payment PRIOR the start of the course only.


George Vaults, 35 High Street, Rochester ME1 1LN


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.

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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