Teachings & Retreats

INTRODUCTION TO BUDDHISM & MEDITATION

Next Course Commencing - Date to be advised.

Five consecutive Sunday mornings - 10.00am to 12.30pm.

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This series is intended for anyone interested in understanding Buddhist approaches to a happier life, the fundamentals of Buddhist philosophy and psychology, as well as learning several meditation techniques. 

This course will cover:

  • Guided meditation instruction to increase relaxation, clarity and positive emotions

  • Buddhist approaches to a more positive, contented and compassionate life

  • An explanation of Buddhist views including the nature of the mind, karma, impermanence, compassion and enlightenment

  • The Buddhist view of the spiritual potential of the mind and how this is realized.

During these classes you can gain:

  • Experience in a number of basic meditation techniques and how to apply them to overcome negative states of mind which cause or contribute to unhappiness.

  • Knowledge of a range of Buddhist approaches and responses to life, and techniques for developing positive states of mind.

  • An understanding of the essentials of Buddhist views and philosophy

 

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Each day includes two sessions with a morning tea break in between. There is an opportunity for questions, allowing for clarification of any of the topics. Wear loose comfortable clothing, for sitting in chairs or, if you prefer, cushions on the floor.

These Introduction to Buddhism courses are taught by senior Tibetan Buddhist Society students, all of whom have been practising Buddhism for many years.

The course will be based on Geshe Acharya Thubten Loden’s, Essence of the Path to Enlightenment. This book is available for purchase for $50 from our bookshop. Also available are guided meditation CDs and a wide variety of introductory and more comprehensive books.