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Resident Teacher

James Baskerville

James Baskerville is the Resident Teacher at Jampel 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.

James teaches the Thursday Evening Class at Jampel KBC as well as regular weekend courses and retreats.

Other Teachers

Jampel kadampa buddhist centre

Chelvi Mailvaganan

Chelvi has been a Kadampa Buddhist for over 18 years. She is a mother and social worker, specialising in end of life care. Meditation has helped transform and heal many aspects of Chelvi’s life. She teaches from her own experience and wealth of knowledge, emphasising how to apply Buddhist methods to everyday life with insight and clarity. 

Chelvi teaches the Tuesday Evening Class in Ashford as well as regular weekend courses in Canterbury.

Kay Sugihara

Kay’s quest to find meaning and purpose culminated with her finding Kadampa Buddhism and becoming a student of Geshe Kelsang over 18 years ago. She is a sincere practitioner and has engaged in study programmes and retreats for many years. Kay’s teachings are light, heart opening and inspirational.

Kay teaches the Tuesday Evening Class and In-Depth Study Class (Mondays) in Maidstone.

Lisa Oxley

Lisa has a strong desire to share the joy and purpose she has found through her own practice of meditation and Buddhism. She is a physiotherapist and brings her caring personality to her teachings. She presents meditation and Buddha’s teachings in a practical, kind-hearted and inspirational way. 

Lisa teaches the Monday Evening Class in Herne Bay.