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 help you to set up in good posture and give a fully led practice, so there is no need for any previous experience. For those who are more experienced, we begin by chanting the Refuges and Precepts, followed by an unguided meditation.
Afterwards, everyone is welcome to stay for tea and a chat.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to book?
No, just turn up!
What should I wear?
There are no special requirements, just whatever is comfortable to sit in.
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 $5-10 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.