Saturday Dharma Morning
The morning takes place in two halves. In the first half, we explore one of two Buddhist meditations. After a short break, we will introduce another aspect of Buddhism with an opportunity for discussion.
Meditation at 9.30am
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.
The class will split into two groups. For those who are new to meditation we will give a fully led practice, so there is no need for any previous experience. For those who are more experienced, we have an unguided meditation.
Dharma at 10.15am
We introduce traditional teachings of the Buddha in a way that is accessible and practical to everyday life in the modern world. Usually the format is a talk, followed by breaking into smaller groups for discussion. Each week will stand alone so there is no need for any previous knowledge.
How To Join
This class is running at our centre in Newtown. But if you are self-isolating at home, you can also participate online using Zoom.
Use a PC or Mac
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I come just for the meditation, or just for the dharma session?
Of course! If you're just joining for the Dharma session, join us around 10:15am.
Do I need to book?
No, just turn up!
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.
Do I need to be a Buddhist?
No - the class is suitable for everyone, and the guided meditation group is especially suited to those who are 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.
Where to Find Us
We're in Newtown, a few minutes walk away from the station.