Meditation and mindfulness
with Buddhist monk
Venerable Toby Gillies
Commenced Tuesday February 6, 2018
7.00-8.00pm each Tuesday for 8 weeks.
Series finishing this Tuesday March 27.
$25 per class
Register or enquire
The next 8 week introductory course will commence on Tuesday, April 10 (a week after Easter).
To register please use the form above.
How to meditate and practice mindfulness
Skills to improve concentration, clarity, focus, and emotional stability.
Discover the hidden processes of the mind and how to shape your experiences in life
The answers to some of the big questions which add greater purpose and meaning to life.
Uncover more of your unique gifts and emotional strengths and see how they can enrich your relationships
Where: Augustine Centre: 2 Minona street Hawthorn, Melbourne
When: 7.00-8.00pm Tuesdays for 8 weeks from February 6, 2018
Please arrive by 6.45pm to allow a 7.00pm sharp start
Cost: $25 per class on arrival
Parking: Parking is available in the streets around Minona street. Give yourself 5 or 10 for parking.
This meditation course will explain how to practice mindfulness and meditation properly as they have been taught from the Buddha and his line of monks until our teacher today.
Though you will gain some insight into Buddhist philosophy, meditation and mindfulness can be practiced by those of a secular mindset. There is no need to become Buddhist to gain benefits from these practices. The application of these practices is the same either way.
Classes include instruction, guided meditation and the opportunity for discussion and clarification.
Melbourne Meditation Classes
Toby Gillies introducing His Holiness the Dalai Lama and his translator Professor Jeffrey Hopkins for his first public lecture in Australia.
How meditation classes can help
The great value of attending meditation classes
Is it religious…
The advantage of these particular classes is that you meet meditation as a living tradition. It stems from the Buddha. The practice has passed to your teacher today in an unbroken lineage of teacher to student. Each have proved it to themselves and then passed it on. In this context you will be able to see where the various modern derivatives fit with the original.
The meditation practices of the Buddha are often extracted and re-packaged. These days we see commercial, psychological, science or new age offerings. They can offer clear benefits. But the most comprehensive benefit is when practiced in the original context.
Some advertise, ‘Learn to meditate like a Buddhist monk’!
Better to learn from a Buddhist monk and take part in the oral lineage of the teachings.