meditation and buddhism classes

MEDITATE IN ALICE SPRINGS

Live Streamed Classes

MEDITATE IN ALICE SPRINGS

We offer a full program of classes and courses suitable for everyone. Live-streamed from our national Centre, Kadampa Meditation Centre Australia, in Victoria’s Dandenong Ranges, and sometimes held locally in-person.

UPCOMING EVENT

Relax, Rejuvenate, Recharge Retreat | with Gen Dornying | 21-23 April | In-person & Online

Rarely do we put the time aside to really take care of ourselves. Self care is more than bubble baths or time spent outdoors. To truly take care of ourself we need to take care of our mind. It’s time to prioritise mental health and wellness.

Give yourself the luxury of a retreat. Retreats are the perfect opportunity to enjoy the stillness and peace that meditation brings. When the turbulence of distracting thoughts subsides and the mind becomes still, a deep happiness and contentment naturally arises from within. 

Spend a few days in the tranquil environment of the Dandenong Ranges and be transported to a state of mental peace through meditating and receiving spiritual instructions from Senior Buddhist Monk Gen Kelsang Dornying. Relax, rejuvenate and recharge your mind.

"Without inner peace outer peace is impossible"

Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche

Special Event | Nyungnay Retreat

A purifying ritual practice | 17-18 April | In-person and online

This special fasting and purification retreat is performed in conjunction with the meditation practise of Thousand-armed Avalokiteshvara. Engaging in this retreat is very powerful for purifying negative karma and pacifying strong delusions such as desirous attachment and hatred. It is also a special method for receiving the blessings of Buddha and improving our love, compassion and bodhichitta (the wish to attain enlightenment for the benefit of all).

Usually this practise is done over two days, with the Mahayana precepts* being taken at the beginning of each day. On the first day it is customary to abstain from all meals apart from lunch. On the second day we engage in a complete fast, abstaining from all food and drink for 24 hours. On both days, we do three sessions of meditation, combining prostrations with chanted meditation. Those who are unable to engage in a complete fast can participate in the sessions on the second day, provided they take the Mahayana precepts on that day. Each session is free of charge. (If you wish to join us for lunch on Saturday the fee is $7)

*The Mahayana precepts are vows we take to abstain from certain actions for the duration of 24 hours. For more information about precepts please refer to our website or ask your class teacher.  

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