Sunday Classes

Sunday Classes

Time: 11am - 12pm
Cost: $12 drop-in fee | Free for supporting members

Everyone is welcome!

Our Sunday meditation 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.

Directing Change

November 20 – December 18

Time: 11:00 – 12:00pm 

Cost: $12 per class (free for supporting members) or $40 for the series

There may be things that we would like to change in our life. Whilst we are pretty good at changing our external conditions, inner change is typically more of a mystery to us.

However, inner changes are the ones that can have the most effect on sense of happiness and well-being. It’s our attitudes or states of mind that ultimately determine our experience of our life. Fortunately, as Buddha explained, we can change from the inside, and this will have an immediate effect on our personal world.

Buddhist meditation is much more than learning how to relax. It’s a proven method for inner change and becoming the person we wish to be. We can consciously change how we think – our mental attitudes – and anyone can learn how to do this. In this series we will learn how these methods work, practise them and discover how we can use them to transform our everyday life.

Everyone is welcome.

Nov 20: Learning how to let go 
Nov 27: No class due to Away Retreat
Dec 4: Meditation is the solution
Dec 11: Freedom from Fear
Dec 18: Developing compassion

Just Meditate

January 8 – 29

Time: 11:00 – 12:00pm 

Cost: $12 per class (free for supporting members) or $40 for the series

Discover the peace of meditation in this one-hour meditation session. Simply relax the mind and body, and experience inner peace and contentment.

The teacher will guide a meditation, followed by a short chanted prayer, called Liberating Prayer. After a brief description and explanation, the teacher will guide the second meditation. We’ll learn how to integrate our mediation practice into our daily life.

Everyone is welcome.

Jan 8: Meditations for inspiration

Jan 15: Opening our heart

Jan 22: Developing a clear mind

Jan 29: Meditations for nurturing our spiritual path 

Feb 5: no class – Western Dharma Celebration

Everybody is welcome!

Finding Peace

Feb 12 – 26

Time: 11:00 – 12:00pm 

Cost: $12 per class (free for supporting members) or $30 for the series

This series is a follow-up series from the Public Talk.

When things go wrong in our life and we encounter difficult situations, we tend to regard the situation itself as our problem, but in reality, whatever problems we experience come from the mind.  If we were to respond to difficult situations with a positive and peaceful mind they would not be problems for us; indeed, we may even come to regard them as challenges or opportunities for growth and development.  Problems arise only if we respond to difficulties with a negative state of mind.  Therefore, if we want to be happy all the time and to be free from problems, we must maintain and develop a peaceful mind.

This is a follow-up to the Public Talk.

Everyone is welcome. 

Feb 12: How to develop and maintain a peaceful mind all the time

Feb 19: What is meditation and how to integrate it into my daily life?

Feb 26: What is karma and how does it influence my life?

Improving Relationships

March 5 – April 2

Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm 

Cost: $12 per class (free for supporting members) or $50 for the series

This series of classes focuses on how to apply Buddha’s advice in modern day family life.  This will give us insight so that we can have experiences that are more positive in our most intimate and complex relationships: with our partner, our children, our parents, and our siblings.

Feb 5: Letting go of expectations

Feb 12: Being grateful for your loved ones

Feb 19: Letting go of anger and resentment

Feb 26: Learning to cherish others 

Apr 2: Rejoicing in differences

 

“When the turbulence of distracting thoughts subsides and the mind becomes still, a deep happiness and contentment naturally arise from within.” Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche