Young Sydney Buddhists
The evening takes place in two halves. In the first half, we explore one of two Buddhist meditations. After a break, 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 give a fully led practice, so there is no need for any previous experience.
Dharma is the name for the teachings of the Buddha. We introduce Dharma in a way that is accessible and practical to everyday life for young people in the modern world. Usually the format is a short presentation, followed by breaking into smaller groups for discussion.
We typically cover topics in a series along a particular theme, but every night will stand alone so there is no need for any previous knowledge for any evening and you can start coming at any point in the series.
How To Join
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, either:
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 or open the app and enter the meeting ID 989-206-588.
Frequently Asked Questions
What should I wear 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 don't have meditation equipment at home, a dining room chair will be perfectly suitable.
Do I need to book?
No, just turn up!
Do I need to be a Buddhist?
No - the class is suitable for everyone, especially those who are completely 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.