Category Archives: Program

Finding Your Voice

December 14, 2014
10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Have more confidence with breathing, speaking, singing!

Finding Your Voice is a program that has been developed for people who want to explore and fully use their voices. It is about the authentic voice and whether you are making full use of the quality, range and personality that your voice can bring to your everyday life.

This workshop aims to give you the confidence to represent yourself in any situation – particularly public speaking.

The Joy of Meditation

First Sunday of every month (dates below)
9:30 am to 5:00 pm

Are you controlled by old habits?
Like to improve awareness?
Like to turn off the chatter in your head?

Mindfulness meditation could be the answer.

Join our monthly mini retreats to learn easily applied techniques including:

  • how meditation can lead to greater happiness
  • how to apply mindfulness in meditation and in day-to-day situations
  • how to develop a peaceful mind an increase concentration
  • how to skillfully deal with stress and anxiety

The day will include several sessions of meditation, with regular breaks.

December 7, 2014
(no class in January 2015)
February 1, 2015
March 1, 2015
May 3, 2015

Saturday Evening Meditation

5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Dates below

handsMindfulness and guided meditation explained and experienced. Methods to get at the root of problematic behaviours and ways of thinking – unlock your mind’s potential for kindness, clarity and insight.

Each session stands alone so join at any time. Presented in an accessible style these sessions are suitable for everyone whether Buddhist or not!

Drop in class, no booking necessary.

Facilitated by Ven. Paldron

Contribution: $5

Level: For Everyone
November 15, 2014
November 22, 2014
November 29, 2014

December 6, 2014
December 13, 2014
December 20, 2014

February 7, 2015
February 14, 2015
February 21, 2015
February 28, 2015

Buddhist Perspectives

GompaEvery Thursday
10:00 am to 12:30 pm
Dates below.

Buddhist Perspectives is a weekly forum for discussing Buddhist ideas and how they relate to both personal practice and daily life.

Each week has a different topic from within the Buddhist tradition on which the discussion and meditations of that day are based. The topics stand alone as well as building on one another week to week so feel free to join us at any point.

Participants will receive a summary and/or guided meditation on the topic of the day to take home. Make “Buddhist Perspectives” part of your routine or pop in sporadically – all are welcome regardless of religious affiliation etc.

Drop in class, no booking necessary.

Contribution: $10  includes morning tea.

Level: For Everyone

November 20, 2014
November 27, 2014

December 4, 2014
December 11, 2014
December 18, 2014

February 5, 2015
February 12, 2015
February 19, 2015
February 26, 2015

Wednesday Morning Meditation

Every Wednesday.
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Dates below.

Zen garden at Ryoan-ji Temple, Kyoto.

Mindfulness and Guided Meditations suitable for everyone.

Drop in classes, no booking required.

Contribution: $5.

Level: For Everyone

Remember: Blue Buddha Kitchen is open in the main house every Wednesday after Meditation 11.30am – 1.00pm. Weekly menu includes a delicious savoury dish, fresh chai latte, organic plunger coffee, and a special home baked cake/tart or slice, all at reasonable prices.

Proceeds support Tibetan Health Services, an FPMT project.

November 19, 2014
November 26, 2014

December 3, 2014
December 10, 2014
December 17, 2014
December 24, 2014

January 21, 2015
January 28, 2015

February 4, 2015
February 11, 2015
February 18, 2015
February 25, 2015