Men’s Study

Men’s Study

The evening takes place in three parts. We begin by reporting in with each other, followed by exploring one of two Buddhist meditations. After this, we will introduce another aspect of Buddhism with an opportunity for discussion. You are welcome to turn up for whichever parts you want to join for.

Reporting In

Starting at 5:45pm we meet together to talk about life and practice. This is usually in the format of each person having a few minutes to report on whatever is most relevant for them.

Meditation

Starting at 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.

Dharma

Starting at 7:15pm we explore an aspect of the Dharma. Dharma is the name for the teachings of the Buddha. We introduce Dharma in a way that is accessible and practical to everyday life in the modern world. Usually the format is a short presentation, followed by discussion.

We typically cover topics in a series along a particular theme, but every night will stand alone so there is no need for any previous knowledge for any evening and you can start coming at any point in the series.

How To Join

This class runs in person or online. If you can't make it in the person you can also join us on Zoom using this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87175059115?pwd=QyswWm5JSHRsUFlYbTRtSHN0RXB4dz09

Use a PC or Mac

For most modern web browsers, you do not need to download anything. For a better experience you can, before the start time, download the Zoom Desktop Client for Windows, Mac, or Linux. You do not need to create an account or sign in.

A few minutes before we're due to start, click here to join.

Use a Mobile or Tablet

Before the start time, download the Zoom Mobile App using one of the links below. You do not need to create an account or sign in.

A few minutes before we're due to start, click here to join.

More questions? Get in touch

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to book?

No, just turn up! This class is on a drop-in basis, so come along at any time.

Can I come just for the meditation, or just for the dharma session?

Most people choose to stay for the whole evening, but feel free to come to whatever parts you like.

What should I wear for the meditation and how should I sit?

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.

Do I need to be a Buddhist?

No - the class is suitable for everyone, especially those who are completely new to meditation and Buddhism.

How much does the class cost?

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.

The Team

Dharmagatu
Dharmagatu
Dharmamati
Dharmamati
Dharmaraja
Dharmaraja
Karunamitra
Karunamitra

Where to Find Us

We're in Newtown, a few minutes walk away from the station.