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 from Kadampa Meditation Centre Australia. 


Monday Night 6:00PM | KMC Australia | Online

Buddhism A Philosophy to Live By with Gen Dornying (18 Oct – 8 Nov)

Are you spending long hours on the career treadmill? Does your family life leave little time for other pursuits? What about your relationships — are they satisfying and harmonious, or up and down like a yo-yo?

While our day-to-day experiences might differ, we all have this in common: too much to do, not enough time to do it — and no matter what we accomplish, it never feels like enough.

More than two thousand years ago, Buddha taught a step-by-step journey to inner peace and happiness. In our next series of weekly meditation classes we’ll explore this journey and how to unify it with our busy modern lives.

If you would prefer
to enjoy these sessions in a group setting, you are welcome to attend the live broadcast of these sessions in Parap. Sessions include two meditations, a teaching and live interaction with Gen Dornying at the end of the session to have your questions and comments answered. Feel free to drop in
any week.

Each Monday 6-7.30pm
Girl Guides Hall, 55 Ross Smith Ave, Parap
Cost: $10 | Refreshments included

Tuesday Night 5.30PM | Online

How to Transform Your Life with Gen Kelsang 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.

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.

Start date to be announced. 

Wednesday Day 9.30AM | Online

Breaking Bad Habits with Daisy McClelland (27 Oct – 17 Nov)

Nobody wants to hurt the people they love, yet it’s often easy to do. Nobody wants to engage in compulsive behaviour that threatens their health and self esteem, yet we can find ourself doing this on a daily basis. Why?

Bad habits make us unhappy, unhealthy and destroy our relationships and sense of self worth. During this course learn about the negative mental patterns that keep us compulsively engaging in negative behaviours, and how to overcome them. By understanding our mind in this way we can finally bring it under control and find mental peace, freedom, integrity and confidence. We can break our bad
habits forever.

Wednesday Night 6PM | 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 6pm | 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 fifteen 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 Mirror of Dharma with Additions by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. This book 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 Morning 11am | online

Free Meditation with Gen Dornying (weekly) Hosted by Fed Square

Escape the stress and busyness of daily 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.