what to expect at a class
Our meditation classes are offered on an informal, drop-in basis, so you are welcome to come along at any time. Each class consists of two guided meditations, with a teaching on a general topic of Buddhism in between. There is plenty of time to ask questions and discuss experiences with other class members, and each class is concluded with light refreshments, where there is an opportunity to have an informal chat with the teacher. There is also a shop at each class selling a variety of books, CDs and other items.
The classes teach specific Buddhist methods for developing inner peace and solving our everyday problems. Although these teachings are Buddhist in nature, they are completely accessible to everybody regardless of background or belief, and there is no need to be a Buddhist to experience the wonderful benefits of these meditation for ourselves.
Although there is generally a natural progression from one class to the next, each class is presented as a self-contained unit that can be experienced and enjoyed on its own merit. There is no need to book or bring anything, just turn up on the evening, relax and enjoy the inner peace that meditation brings.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I have to be a Buddhist to benefit from meditation?
No. Anyone can learn basic meditation and experience the benefits that come from having a peaceful mind. Buddhists try to respect all people and are happy to help anyone regardless of whether they subscribe to another faith, or to none.
Do I need to have experience in meditation or Buddhism to attend the classes?
No. All you need is the wish to improve yourself and the quality of your life.
What do I need to bring to class?
Nothing in particular, however if you wish to take notes bring a pen and notepad.
How should I dress for class?
No particular clothing is required.
Do I have to sit on a cushion on the floor?
No, chairs are provided.
What is the cost of the class?
$10 per class ($8 conc) or $8 ($6 conc) for Simply Meditate classes unless otherwise stated. A variety of Centre Cards are available, which allow for unlimited classe and day course attendance at a fixed monthly cost. As a non-profit organization, all class and membership fees go towards supporting the Centre and it’s branch classes.