Weekly Drop-in Classes
Weekly Drop-in Classes
Our weekly meditation drop-in classes are taught by qualified Buddhist teachers, and are very easy to understand and apply to our daily lives. The classes are suitable for both beginners and more advanced practitioners, and emphasize how to use meditation and subsequent practices amidst the busyness of modern, daily life. The union of Buddha’s teachings within our daily life is the essence of Kadampa Buddhism. Join us in-person and online. Everybody welcome.
Monday Night 7:30PM | KMC Australia | In-person and online
A Clear and Happy Mind with Gen Kelsang Dornying (15 Nov – 13 Dec)
In this five week course, learn Buddhist meditation techniques to experience the clear, peaceful nature of our own mind. Discover the scientific methods for enjoying true happiness by developing positive states of mind that help combat common day to day problems.
For in-person attendance – with present Victorian Government restrictions, this class will be offered to those who are fully vaccinated only.
An additional Tuesday evening class will be scheduled, open to those who are vaccinated or vaccination status unknown. Please email email@example.com to be added to the mailing list for updates. All conditions are subject to change following the Victorian Government guidelines.
If you are unable to attend in-person we hope you can join us online.
Tuesday Night 7PM | KMC Melbourne | In-person and online
How to Transform Your Life with Gen Dornying (weekly)
In 2016 Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso published ‘How to Transform Your Life – A Blissful Journey’. Half a million copies have sold, as well as countless downloads of the freely available ebook version, Geshe Kelsang’s gift to all!
This contemporary Buddhist handbook gives our life meaning and direction. It presents practical methods for overcoming problems such as depression and anxiety and explains how to be happy all the time by developing and maintaining a peaceful mind.
Both in-person and streamed live on-line from our new premises in Melbourne’s CBD, Buddhist Monk Gen Dornying will teach this special text. The course will run every Tuesday, and although Gen Dornying will transmit and give commentary to the whole book, you can drop in any week.
Start Date to be announced.
Wednesday Day 11AM | Online
Love Actually with Daisy McClelland (24 Nov – 15 Dec)
We were once told ‘all you need is love’, but as our life unfolded, maybe we thought, ‘sounds nice but I also need a good job, a nice home and many other things to complete my life.’ While it’s true that our needs need to be met, what could be more important than our happiness and wellbeing?
Buddha taught that love is the great protector. We’ll explore why in this course, but principally, we all know that it feels good to be kind to others, and to wish them well. In this series of meditation classes, streamed live and available to replay, learn how to enjoy a genuinely happy life by cherishing others.
This class will also be taught:
Wednesday Night 7.30PM | KMC Australia | Online
New Guide to Dakini Land with Gen Kelsang Dornying (weekly)
The New Guide to Dakini land is a comprehensive guide to all the practices included within Vajrayogini Tantra. By engaging in these practices in meditation as well as integrating them into daily life, it is possible to transform every moment of our life into the path to enlightenment.
This new course is a rare opportunity to recieve in depth guidance and commentary on this unique book. Through teachings, guided meditations and Q&A sessions, Gen Kelsang Dornying will explain each aspect of Highest Yoga Tantra. By attending each class, we will develop the confidence and clarity to develop a steadfast and powerful tantric practice.
This class is only for those who have received their Highest Yoga Tantra Empowerments.
Thursday Night 7:30PM | KMC Australia | Online
A Complete Guide to Meditation with Natalie Eichelmann (weekly)
Without inner peace there is no real happiness at all. Problems, suffering and unhappiness do not exist outside the mind; they are feelings and thus part of our mind. Therefore, it is only by controlling our mind that we can permanently stop our problems and make ourself and others truly happy.
Our Thursday night drop-in course, a complete guide to meditation, will present fifteen Buddhist meditation practices, actual methods to control your mind and experience lasting inner peace. It will also teach on how to prepare for meditation and transform everyday life into a spiritual path.
The course is based on The Mirror of Dharma with Additions by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. This book is an indispensable handbook for those seeking happiness and meaning in their lives.
Take some time out every Thursday evening to kick start your meditation practice.
Tuesday Lunchtime 12:30PM
In-person at Fed Square and Online Free Lunchtime Meditation with Gen Dornying (weekly)
Hosted by Virtual Fed Square
Escape the stress and busyness of city life to discover the peace of meditation for yourself in these free 30 minute meditation sessions. Be guided through simple meditations that relax the mind and body, leading to a deep experience of inner peace and contentment. Beginners welcome. Drop-in any week. There is no charge for any of these sessions.
What to Expect at A Class
Meditation & Buddhism classes offer simple, practical methods to improve the quality of our life and develop inner peace. Each class consists of two guided meditations and teachings to help us solve our daily problems, let go of negative minds and find the lasting happiness we seek.