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.
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.
|3 October||If we’re trying to let go of self, why are we talking about race? - Buddhankapali|
|10 October||Race: a personal perspective - Som L|
|17 October||Dr. Ambedkar, his influence and message - Maitribandha|
|24 October||How to Change the World - Saraha|
|31 October||Equanimity as a way beyond bias and prejudice - Dharmamati|
|7 November||4 Noble Truths: Wasting time and money on false refuges - David N|
|14 November||4 Noble Truths: Liberation in Eight¹ Easy² Steps³ - David N|
|21 November||A Life in the Order - Dharmadhara|
|28 November||Sangha - the Third Jewel of Buddhism and a Necessity - by Nagasuri|
|5 December||Faith and Spiritual Conviction - Trent H|
|12 December||It's Not Out There - Danapriya from Kent, UK|
|19 December||Ecumenism, a distinctive emphasis of Triratna - Suvannavira from Moscow, Russia|
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.