Saturday Dharma Morning

Saturday Dharma Morning

The morning takes place in two halves. You are welcome to join us for either or both.

In the first half, starting at 9:30am is a meditation practice. The class will split into two groups, a smaller group for those who are new to meditation and another group for those who attend the class regularly. In the beginners group, we will help you to set up in good posture and give a fully led practice. Once you have been coming a while, the main group offers a more lightly led practice.

After a short break, at 10:15am there will be a talk and discussion to explore another aspect of Buddhism.

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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.

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

Programme

Meditation

Date Talk Subject Speaker
27 February Finding purpose meditating in the river of being Viraja
6 March Meditation & Elements Bodhidasa
13 March The Transformative Dance of Samatha and Vipassana Meditation Nandavani
20 March Cancer Journey John
27 March Meditation & Body Wisdom: the journey to here Samacitta
3 April Effort and Expectations David
10 April Dharma & Activism Phil
17 April Kisagotami - letting go of the past and to new beginnings John
24 April Meditation - To be announced -
1 May Overcoming the Hindrances Stephen
8 May The Burning House Kamalamayi
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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to book?

No, just turn up!

Is it okay to join the middle of a series?

Absolutely. Although the second half of the class usually follows a particular theme for a few weeks, each morning stands alone and there's no need to wait until the start of the next series if you want to start coming.

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.

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.

The Team

Aryadharma
Aryadharma
Clifford
Clifford
David
David
Dharmagatu
Dharmagatu
Kamalamayi
Kamalamayi
Manicitta
Manicitta
Nagasuri
Nagasuri
Nandavani
Nandavani
Pam
Pam
Philip
Philip
Samacitta
Samacitta
Som
Som
Steve
Steve

Where to Find Us

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