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

Dealing with Stress & Anxiety with Gen Dornying (13 Sep – 11 Oct)

How are you coping with modern living? What’s your relationship with work life and family responsibilities? If you’re experiencing stress and anxiety, it may be time for you to meditate.

In essence stress is the inner resistance we feel when what is happening in life is going against what we would like to be happening. This conflicted state of mind causes painful emotions and even physical illness.

In this series of meditation classes, learn ways of thinking that transform your response to difficult situations. Instead of being controlled by your mind, learn meditations that dissolve inner tension and conflict.

Tuesday Night 7:30PM | KMC Australia | In-person and online

Vajrayogini Practice with Gen Dornying (24 Aug – 14 Sep)


This class is only for those who have received Highest Yoga Tantra Empowerments.

This course is a precious opportunity to deepen our experience of the essential practices of the Eleven Yogas of Vajrayogini, and a chance to consolidate our understandings gained at the International Summer Festival. The course is suitable for all Highest Yoga Tantra practitioners, including those newly initiated at the Festival.

The classes will include teachings, meditations and an opportunity to ask questions.

“But no matter how much I searched, O Noble Lady, I could find no certainty of your being truly existent; Then the youth of my mind, exhausted by its elaborations, came to rest in the forest hut which is beyond expression.”

Tuesday Night 7PM | KMC Melbourne | In-person and online

How to Transform Your Life with Gen Dornying (weekly)


The starting of this class has been postponed due to current restrictions. Stay tuned for updates on a new starting date.

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.

Starting August 24, 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.

Wednesday Day 11AM | KMC Australia | In-person and online

Living in the Moment with Daisy McClelland (weekly)

We all like the idea of living in the moment but what does it actually mean?

The notion of enjoying everything around us and truly appreciating those we care about resonates with most people, but is that your experience? Many of us, especially during these unusual times, experience a profound sense of waiting for something. By putting off our happiness and wellbeing with the thought ‘I’ll be happy when…’, we easily become despondent and unable to appreciate anything, even the good things!

On this course Daisy will explain how to meditate on impermanence, the special wisdom that realises there is only the present! Instead of wishing your life away, learn how to create happiness and contentment within.

This class will also be taught:
Wednesday 7.30pm –
Ballarat with Christielli | In-Person : https://www.kadampa.live/ballarat-weekly-drop-in/

Wednesday Night 7.30PM | KMC Australia | In-person and 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 | In-person and 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 twenty-one 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 New Meditation Handbook by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. This extremely practical guide 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.