Meditation & Dharma Study
Every week In the first half (8am - 9am), we explore one of two Buddhist meditations. On alternate weeks this is followed by a second half (9am - 10:30am) in which we will introduce another aspect of Buddhism with an opportunity for discussion.
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.
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. If coming for the first time, please arrive around 7:30am so we can provide an introduction and set you up in good posture.
We introduce traditional teachings of the Buddha in a way that is accessible and practical to everyday life in the modern world. Because the study builds on itself over time, this part of the class is best suited for people who are committed to coming every week. If you are interested in joining, speak to us when you come for more information.
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?
The class is especially suited to people who are completely new to meditation. It is suitable for everyone, regardless of your religious beliefs.
How much does the class cost?
We don't charge for this class. We simply ask that those who are able to do so make a donation to the centre to help us cover our running costs.
A donation of around $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
Coogee classes are held at the Coogee Croquet Clubrooms at Bardon Park, opposite the Eastern Suburbs Tennis Clubrooms.