Saturday Dharma Morning
Buddhist meditation followed by an exploration of the Dharma through talks and discussion.
In person or online. By donation.
The evening takes place in several parts:
If you are coming in person, there is the option to arrive at 5:45pm to check in with others before the class starts.
Starting promptly at at 6:30pm is a meditation practice. You can arrive any time from 6:20pm. We teach two Buddhist meditation practices: Mindfulness of Breathing, for developing awareness, integration and clarity of mind; and Mettā Bhāvanā (“development of loving kindness”), which brings about a gentle but radical transformation of our emotional world. Each week we alternate between the two practices. We will help you to set up in good posture and give a fully led practice, so there is no need for any previous experience.
After a short break, there will be a talk and discussion to explore another aspect of Buddhism. We introduce Dharma in a way that is accessible and practical to everyday life for people in the modern world. Usually the format is a short presentation, followed by breaking into smaller groups for discussion.
This class is running at our centre in Newtown. But if you are further afield, you can also participate online using Zoom.
A few minutes before we're due to start, click here to join us on Zoom.
No, just turn up! This class is on a drop-in basis, so come along at any time.
Most people choose to stay for the whole evening, but the catchup beforehand is optional.
There are no special requirements, just make sure you'll be comfortable to sit for the length of the meditation. If you're joining us online and don't have meditation equipment, a dining room chair will be perfectly suitable. Meditation equipment is available for use in the Centre.
No - the class is suitable for everyone, especially those who are completely new to meditation and Buddhism.
We don't charge a fixed price for our classes but instead invite you to make a donation to the centre to help us cover our running costs.
A donation of $10-20 would help us to cover our costs, but everyone is equally welcome, even if you cannot give anything at all.
We're in Newtown, a few minutes walk away from the station.