When

The class is held in-person on Tuesday evenings 7pm–8.30pm.

Where

The class is located in Westerly Family Centre, 27 Westerly Way.

Price

Drop-in fee $15.

It is now possible to pay by EFTPOS at all our classes.

Description

Learn four simple, practical methods to reduce your anxiety and, through developing a joyful, regular meditation practice, eventually release your mind from its painful grip.

Tuesdays Feb 6 • 13 • 20 • 27

Drop-in any week for $15

Or book here for the entire series for $50.00

Description

Life is challenging and at times we find ourselves feeling overwhelmed and unable to cope. Through meditation practice and Buddhist wisdom we can build a mental strength and emotional resilience that serve as inner armour in the face of whatever life throws at us.

Tuesdays Mar 5 • 12 • 19 • 26

Drop-in any week for $15

Or book here for the entire series for $50.00

Description

We want nothing more than to be able to alleviate the pain and suffering of those we love, and of those experiencing difficulty and tragedy throughout the world. Buddha’s teachings offer an empowering perspective on how we can harness the power of our mind for the benefit of others.

Tuesdays Apr 9 • 16 • 23 • 30

Drop-in any week for $15

Or book here for the entire series for $50.00

Description

Learn the essential inner skills to become an effective meditator. Explore methods for pacifying mental busyness, overcoming distractions and mindfully holding thoughts that are conducive to mental peace.

Tuesdays May 7 • 14 • 21 • 28 Jun 4

Drop-in any week for $15

Or book here for the entire series for $62.50

Description

There is no greater method for experiencing peace of mind and happiness than to understand and meditate on emptiness – Buddha’s teachings on the dream-like nature of reality. Explore these profound yet immensely practical teachings and discover a lighter way of living.

Tuesdays Jun 11 • 18 • 25

Drop-in any week for $15

Or book here for the entire series for $37.50

Description

Buddhist wisdom provides special methods to deal with difficult conversations, relationships, and situations. Instead of feeling anxious, defensive, upset, or overwhelmed, the practice of meditation can empower us with the skills we need to deal with challenging relationships with clarity and confidence.

Tuesdays Jul 2 • 9 • 16

Drop-in any week for $15

Or book here for the entire series for $37.50

What to Expect at a Class

Our classes are open to everyone, regardless of background or level of experience. Learn simple techniques for calming the mind, implement effective strategies for solving everyday problems and leading a happy, peaceful life, and discover the complete path of inner transformation that Buddha taught.

Each week, explore a different aspect of Buddhist wisdom and be guided in a breathing meditation as well as a contemplative meditation related to the topic. There is also an opportunity to ask questions, followed by refreshments.

No need to book – drop in any week.

The Teacher

This class is taught by Buddhist teacher Iain Johnson.
Iain has been practising Kadampa Buddhism for many years and is known for his great sincerity, loving kindness and wisdom. He has received extensive teachings and shows a wonderful example of applying the teachings and practices of Kadampa Buddhism in his daily life.