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How to live your Life with Purpose & Vitality

Meditation Day Retreat

Saturday 4 April | 10.00am – 3.30pm

Meditation Day Retreat with Maitreya Centre’s Principal Teacher, James Baskerville

Taught by James Baskerville

How to live your Life with Purpose & Vitality


In general in our society we are not encouraged to think much about our own mortality or indeed some of the bigger subjects like the meaning of own life. The truth is by not courageously embracing how brief and fragile our life truly is we deny ourself the opportunity to explore its real meaning and purpose. The age old and wise tradition of meditation on death and impermanence leads to genuine sense of joy and vitality that is a potential in all of us and it helps us to clarify what really matters in our life. 


In this day retreat our resident teacher James will give some introduction and guide a series of meditations suitable for everyone whether beginners or more experienced meditators. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to call the centre and we can answer any of your queries.

The Teacher

The day retreat will be guided by James Baskerville, Principal Teacher at Maitreya Kadampa Buddhist Centre.

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 4 April


10.00am - 3.30pm


£20 (Lunch not included)
Free for Members
Low income concessions available



Maitreya Kadampa Buddhist Centre,
13 Sea Road, Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex


(01424) 733 761



Cost & Booking

  • £20 | Free for Members | Low income concession available

This course is open to everyone and includes a lunch break and tea breaks. Each session includes guided meditation, a talk and a chance to ask questions. Refreshments are provided at the breaks (not including lunch).



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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