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.

Due to severe weather conditions and power outage at KMC Australia all classes this week will be ONLINE only. 

Thank you for your understanding.

Monday Night 7:30PM | In-Person at KMCA and Online

All You Need is Love with Gen Dornying (31 May - 21 June)

Each and every one of us longs for lasting happiness and freedom from painful feelings.

The great Indian Buddhist master Shantideva taught widely that all the happiness there is in the world arises from wishing others to be happy. Essentially, to be truly happy, love is all you need!

In this 4-week course Gen Kelsang Dornying will give practical and inspiring instructions on how to cherish others and how to deal with the difficult ones! With peace and love in our hearts our relationships will become more rewarding and long lasting and we will develop the qualities that make us feel good about ourselves, such as compassion, empathy and kindness. These qualities are essential if our world is to survive these turbulent times.

The course is designed sequentially, but you can join at any time. In-person and online.

Monday Night 7:30PM | In-Person at KMCA and Online

Anger Management with Gen Dornying (28 June – 26 July)

According to Buddhism of all our negative minds, anger is the most destructive. Yet many believe anger is a force for change, not understanding the destruction it actually causes.

In this course, we’ll learn to become a scientist of our own mind, seeing which states make us peaceful and strong and which cause emotional problems and damage relationships.

We will explore the following and more:

  • Can you fight for what you believe in without anger
  • Does anger create change or does it stifle it?
  • Is anger a natural part of being human?
  • Is anger ever justified?

We’ll also learn how meditation can help to reduce our reliance on anger and eventually eradicate it from our minds altogether.

Tuesday Night 7:30PM | Online

Living Meaningfully, Dying Joyfully with Gen Dornying (weekly)

This is the simplest, most obvious truth, yet few of us have come to terms with this fact. 

Once we do, we’ll find the energy to use our life in a meaningful way, and to help others through this very natural process.

Join us online as Gen Dornying continues to give commentary to the book Living Meaningfully, Dying Joyfully by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, an invaluable handbook to help ourselves and others and become free from trivial worries and concerns. 

 Although this class is run sequentially, you can join anytime.

Dealing with Sadness & Depression (weekly)

According to Beyond Blue 1 in 16 Australians are suffering from depression, and 1 in 8 have anxiety.

Buddha explained all the techniques for dissolving feelings of sadness, despondency and hopelessness. Initially temporarily, but with practice and perseverance they can be eradicated permanently.

In this time of great uncertainty, it’s more important than ever to add a spiritual dimension to your life. By studying and practising Buddha’s teachings, steadily and patiently, we can free ourselves from all manner of painful emotions.

This class will be held on:
Wednesday 11:00 –
KMC Australia | In-Person and Online (click below)
 
This class will also be taught:
Wednesday 7.30pm –

Wednesday Day 11AM | In-Person at KMCA and Online

The Art of Self-Confidence with Daisy McClelland (weekly)

“Get ready to say hello to that new face in the mirror.”

False! Contrary to popular wisdom on the internet, self-confidence is not to be found by talking to yourself in the mirror.

Self-confidence is an inner strength that develops from how you live your life. If you live your life concerned with the welfare of others, you feel better about yourself, and naturally feel more confident.

At our next series of weekday meditation classes, learn what true self-confidence is, how to develop it, and what to do when it wanes.

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

Thursday Night 7:30PM | In-Person at KMCA 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.