Welcome to East Kent Buddhist Group

We run classes in meditation and Buddhism in East Kent. With members of the Triratna Buddhist Community.

For further information, or to join our mailing list, please email us at ekbuddhists@gmail.com

Our events will be held either on zoom or in person, depending on the current situation. We announce each week’s events, along with the venue or Zoom code, in our regular mailings.

When we meet in person our venues are in Deal and Sholden, and information about this will be available from ekbuddhists@gmail.com or thebuddhistcentre.com/deal and through our regular emails.

Current classes ...

Saturday Morning Class for all - 9.30 am to 11.00 am

Suitable for all levels of experience, beginners welcome. We will have a led meditation followed by a 30 minute discussion session in which we will explore some basic Buddhist ideas.

Weekly Sangha night for regulars - Wednesday from 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm

Our regular sangha evenings are held every Wednesday, from 7 to 9 pm, and are suitable for people who know the Mindfulness of Breathing and the Metta Bhavana meditation practices. We usually have a lightly led meditation and a talk and once a month we include a puja.

Weekly beach meditation - In Person and on Zoom. Friday mornings at 7.30

In person when we are allowed to meet outside, so do please come with your own seat and wrap up warm. We meet on the beach next to the paddling pool and Cedars Surgery, MARINE ROAD, CT14 7DN. There are public toilets nearby if needed. The meditation is also broadcast on Zoom.

If you have any queries please phone or text 07952 882470 especially if it’s raining and you want to know if anyone is there.

Study classes

There are a number of opportunities to study the Dharma online, for beginners and for those those who want to go deeper. They are all based around the published Triratna Dharma Study modules, the materials for which can be accessed at thebuddhistcentre.com/mitra. Please contact us at ekbuddhists@gmail.com for further details.

We also run an informal study group looking at texts in their original language of Pali, for which no previous experience is necessary.

All these classes and events are completely free, though donations are welcome and bank details are supplied in our regular emails.

For information on Buddhism and on the Triratna Buddhist Community, please see the thebuddhistcentre.com website.

Triratna East Kent Buddhist Group is a Registered Charity. Registered Charity Number 1188543