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

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

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.

The Team

Aryadharma
Aryadharma
Cara
Cara
Clifford
Clifford
David
David
Dharmagatu
Dharmagatu
Emma
Emma
Kamalamayi
Kamalamayi
Nagasuri
Nagasuri
Pam
Pam
Roland
Roland
Samacitta
Samacitta
Som
Som

Where to Find Us

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