Saturday Classes

Saturday Classes

Overcoming Anger and Frustration

Saturday 18 September

Time: 10:00am – 12:30pm
Cost: $24 drop-in fee ($12 for supporting members)

Sometimes we supress our anger because we are afraid of the consequences or of the person making us angry. This eventually makes us feel bitter, weak and disempowered. Sometimes we express our anger because we want to hurt or retaliate. This generally leads to regrets and even more harm for ourselves and others. Is there not another way of dealing with anger? Because, one way or another, we are all constantly faced with people or situations that just make us want to explode!

Kelsang Khacho will explain Buddha’s special methods for deflecting, defusing and disposing of our anger habits – and responding more effectively to the anger of others. This is a rare opportunity to learn the middle way of avoiding the harmful effects of our own and others’ anger.

Everyone welcome!

Three Steps to Happiness

Saturday 25 September

Time: 10:00am – 11:30am

Cost: $12 drop-in fee (free for supporting members)
Happiness and suffering are states of mind and so their main causes are to be found only within the mind. Discover the three, anybody-can-do-it, steps to happiness using these time-tested Buddhist scientific methods.

Everyone welcome!

Dealing with Loss and Change

Saturday 16 October 

Time: 10:00am – 11:30am

Cost: $12 drop-in fee (free for supporting members)
Problems arise only if we respond to difficulties with a negative state of mind. Buddha taught various methods to help us maintain a happy, peaceful mind regardless of our outer conditions. Dive deeper into Buddhist methods to help you deal with any loss, change, or other obstacles in your life.

Everyone welcome!

Meditation for Relaxation

Saturday 30 October 

Time: 10:00am – 11:30am

Cost: $12 drop-in fee (free for supporting members)

A wonderful opportunity to take some intentional breathes and learn the art of relaxation through meditation. By learning to relax our mind, our body naturally follows suit, and we can learn how to apply these powerful meditations in our busy, daily lives.

Consider the partner class – Nov 27th – Meditations for a Kind Heart

Everyone welcome!

Meditation for A Kind Heart

Saturday 13 November

Time: 10:00am – 11:30am

Cost: $12 drop-in fee (free for supporting members)

Meditation is a method to familiarize our mind with virtue. The more virtue we have in our mind, the happier we will be, and naturally we will engage in kind actions toward all living beings.

In this class, learn simple meditations to help you cultivate affectionate love, and how to maintain a pleasant and warm disposition toward everyone in your life.

Everyone is welcome.

Healing the Heart

Saturday 20 November

Time: 10:00am – 11:30am

Cost: $12 drop-in fee (free for supporting members)
Disappointment, dissatisfaction, and depression can feel like a weight on our heart, and if we are not taking time to recognize this in our mind, we can feel like this is the new ‘normal’. Join us in this class to empower your mind, and use effective meditation practices and wisdom teachings to heal your heart and transform your experiences into contentment, inner peace and happiness.

Everyone welcome!

Dealing with Difficult People

Saturday 18 December 

Time: 10:00am – 11:30am

Cost: $12 drop-in fee (free for supporting members)
Commonly, we view difficult people as our objects of anger and resentment, and we may even feel like retaliating. Using sharp Buddhist wisdom, we can learn powerful methods to stop our real problems and instead view these same people as our kindest teachers. The more familiar we are with transforming difficult people into kind, spiritual teachers, we can maintain a happy, peaceful mind, whilst appropriately dealing with these people in a much better way for ourself (and them!).

Everyone welcome!

Details

Our general program classes include guided meditations, and practical teachings given by Buddha.
These classes are suitable for both beginners and more advanced meditation practitioners
General meditation classes are given as a series, but can also be taken individually.
Chairs and cushions are provided.