Evening Meditation Classes in Ashbourne

Wednesdays 19:30-21:00

Each class of the term is self-contained, so you are welcome to join at any point. Each class is followed by complimentary refreshments and the opportunity to ask questions. We also have many books and materials available to help you deepen your understanding and meditation experience through further reading.  You do not need to be a Buddhist to attend, and no previous experience of meditation is required. Everybody is welcome!

20th Feb - 21st Mar: Busy Life, Calm Mind

In this world with all its challenges we can feel overwhelmed by the demands on our time. leaving us
feeling exhausted without much joy in our life. Through learning simple meditation techniques we can deeply relax and discover in our own experience how developing a peaceful and positive mind helps us to overcome stress, anxiety and other negative states of mind.

Wed 21st Feb: Finding Happiness
Learn how inner peace is the real source of happiness. When our mind is peaceful we can be happy
whatever our circumstances. We can develop this inner peace through very simple meditations.
Meditation: Breathing Meditation

Wed 27th Feb: Freedom from Problems
If we respond to challenging situations with a positive mind we can transform them into opportunities for growth and development. In this way we can free ourself from feelings of depression, frustration, anxiety and stress.
Meditation: Transforming Adversity

Wed 5th Mar: Successful Meditation Practice
To be successful in meditation practice we need a balanced approach. Learn how to practically integrate meditation into your life, and through this bring great benefit to yourself and others.
Meditation: Determination to engage in meditation practice

Wed 13th Mar: Developing a Peaceful Mind
In our busy life it is easy for negative minds to destroy our happiness. By purifying and controlling our mind we can ensure that it remains calm and happy all the time even when we face difficult external circumstances.
Meditation: Determination to abandon negative minds

Wed 20th Mar: Understanding our Mind
Understanding the nature and functions of our mind helps us to avoid suffering and find true happiness. When we realize that our mind continues into our future lives we will want to use this life to prepare for our welfare and happiness in those lives.
Meditation: Determination to purify our mind and engage in virtue.

Next Term Dates & Titles:

2nd Apr - 16th May: Happy & Meaningful Life
4th Jun - 18th Jul: Love - the Path to Peace
*For bookings please scroll down.
Date & Time

Wednesdays 19:30-21:00 (please scroll down to check the dates)

Venue & Parking

Town Hall - Ballroom, 22 Market Pl, Market Place, Ashbourne DE6 1ES

Parking available directly in front of the venue £1/hour after 18:00

There is a stairlift at the back so that the main stairs can be avoided which the caretaker can help operate in case there accessibility issues.


Mark Manning

Fees & Booking

Regular: £7 / person
Members: no charge (click here for more info about the monthly membership)

How to book: You can book in advance via our website or pay cash upon arrival. Pre-registration is encouraged to allow a smoother registration process and decrease your waiting time at the door. Doors will open 15 minutes before the start of the event. Please arrive 5 minutes before class starts.

To book in advance, please scroll down and find the class you wish to attend and click the booking button. At the end of the booking process, you will receive an email confirming your booking.

Payment methods: For pre-registration via our website, we accept debit/credit cards. For registration on site upon arrival, we accept cash only.

Terms & Conditions

Please click here to familiarise yourself with our terms and conditions, and refund policy before booking your ticket.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or booking inquiries, please email: info@tarakmc.org or call us on 01283 732338 during Reception opening hours.

Benefits of practicing Buddha's teachings

Maintain a peaceful state of mind

Develop wisdom

Cultivate a good heart