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.

All of our classes are currently being live streamed. Please go to kadampa.live to purchase your pass.  

Monday Night 7:30PM | Online

Inner Peace in a Changing World with Gen Dornying (24 Aug - 14 Sep)

In recent months we’ve all had to find new ways to live, work, and care for others. Most of the things we turn to for comfort or distraction are off-limits, and even simple comforts like going for a walk are a little bit uncomfortable. (Mask up!)

We’re seeing how fragile and uncertain the world is, and how little control we have.

We’re also seeing a fundamental truth of Buddha’s teachings: that the only thing we can control is our inner environment – our mental environment – our response to the ever-changing circumstances of our life.

If we can develop inner peace, or peace of mind, we’ll be protected from suffering during this pandemic, and any challenges to come. It’s more powerful than any vaccine or treatment.

In this special course, you’ll learn simple meditations and techniques to develop lasting inner peace. It’s a skill and a superpower that will protect you throughout your life.

  • Cost: $10 online only
  • 7pm - 8:30pm

Tuesday Night 7PM | 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.

  • Cost: $10 online only
  • 7pm - 8:30pm

Thursday Night 7PM | 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.

  • Cost: $10 online only
  • 7pm - 8:30pm

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.

  • Cost: $8 online only
  • 11.30am - 12.15pm

Friday Night 7PM | Online

Ask A Monk - Buddhist Q&A with Gen Dornying (fortnightly)

Join our live interactive Q&A session with Gen Dornying. Ask all your burning Dharma questions via the live YouTube chat stream during the session. A fun, informative and thought provoking class, not to be missed!

  • Cost: $10 online only
  • 7pm - 8pm

Tuesday Lunchtime 12PM | 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.

  • Cost: FREE
  • 12pm - 12:30pm

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.