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.
Monday Night 7:30PM | Online and In-Person
Love Actually with Gen Dornying (16 Nov - 7 Dec)
Once upon a time, not very long ago, we brushed past each other without a glance. Neighbours rarely spoke; we did the dump and run at school; we barely noticed the hard workers stacking supermarket shelves.
Now, we enjoy each other. Maybe it’s because we’re desperate for some human connection off-screen – but we give away toilet paper, thank essential workers, maybe even look forward to getting the car serviced.
Buddha taught that love is the great protector. We’ll explore why in this course, but principally, what we can all understand: it feels good to be kind to others, and to wish them well.
In this series of evening meditation classes, streamed live and available to replay, learn how to enjoy a happy life by cherishing others.
Monday, Wednesday, Sunday | Online
Refresh Your Mind (weekly)
Be guided through simple meditations that cultivate a peaceful mind, and learn to bring that experience to the rest of your day.
In just 30 minutes, you’ll access the best part of yourself, and gain the clarity you need to tackle the rest of your day.
Best part? It doesn’t matter if you’re an early bird, a midday meditator or a night owl – these classes are available anytime for 24 hours, starting at 6am. Join us every:
Monday taught by Angela Perry.
Wednesday taught by Colleen Isaacs.
Sunday taught by Christielli Portela.
Beginners are very welcome. No previous experience is necessary!
Tuesday Night 7:30PM | Online
Living Meaningfully, Dying Joyfully with Gen Dornying (weekly)
We are alive, therefore we will die.
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.
Be guided through Living Meaningfully, Dying Joyfully, and learn to:
- Make each day meaningful
- Become free from trivial worries and concerns
- Help others who are grieving
- Support those who are dying with a peaceful death process
At a time when life feels especially fragile and uncertain, this book is an invaluable handbook to help ourselves and others.
Thursday Night 7:30PM | Online
The Stages of the Path with Natalie Eichelmann (weekly)
Buddha gave 84,000 teachings. The average life span in Australia is just 30,112 days. What hope do we have?
Fortunately, the Indian Buddhist master Atisha created a special set of instructions that contain all the essential teachings of Buddhism. We call this the stages of the path to enlightenment, or Lamrim in Tibetan. When we gain experience of Lamrim, at any level, our mind is protected from turbulence and discomfort.
Think of it like the kindest, most meaningful CliffsNotes.
In a special series of evening meditation classes, conceived especially for these unusual times, you can learn systematically the essential meaning of all of Buddha’s instructions.
Friday Lunchtime 12PM | Online
Feel Good Friday with Daisy with Daisy McClelland (weekly)
Take a break from the corona-coaster while Buddhist teacher Daisy McClelland guides you through simple meditations that create mental peace and well-being. These short meditations are also available to download, so you can practice at home throughout the week.
Friday Night 7:30PM | Online
Ask A Nun & A Monk - Buddhist Q&A with Gen Dornying and Gen Lhachog
Streamed Live from KMC Sydney!
Join us on Friday 27 November online for this special episode of Ask A Monk, where Gen Dornying and Resident Teacher of KMC Sydney, Gen Lhachog team up in Sydney for the final episode of Ask A Monk – Ask A Nun and A Monk!
Ask all your burning Dharma questions via the live YouTube chat during the session and receive guidance from two of Australia’s most senior Buddhist teachers. A fun, informative and thought provoking class, not to be missed!
Tuesday Lunchtime 12:30PM
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.