Toby Gillies Buddhist Meditation

Meditation classes Toorak

Create a deep well of calmness within

Learn to meditate at our introductory classes or

join our advanced classes to continue developing.

Not just a way to calm, but a door to infinite possibility

Enjoy liberation from troublesome thoughts and constant stress by practicing meditation. Toorak locals will find our Hawthorn meditation centre to be conveniently located for one-off or regular meditation classes. Gain a deeper understanding of your mind and emotions with our beginners or advanced Buddhist classes, all of which will help you stay calm clear and insightful.

All classes are taught by the Venerable Toby Gillies, who has a wealth of knowledge to share with his students. Some may remember his classes at the Toorak library in the 1980s. His lifetime of experience informs our meditation classes for Toorak residents.  The classes follow a structured program of study. Whether you drop in for one class or commit to our 8-week course, you will be able to develop mental and spiritual tools to enhance every aspect of your life.

Meditation classes in Toorak

Those looking for authentic meditation classes near Toorak will feel at home in our classes – simply contact us to book your place.

Whether from the suburbs below, or elsewhere in Melbourne, our location in Hawthorn is central and easily accessible to Melbourne’s eastern suburbs.


Once we are taught how to meditate well, it is relatively easy to be mindful, present and calm throughout our daily life. The more we practice the better our concentration and with that the clearer our insights into oneself and the world as it appears around us.

It is very helpful then to be able to see through our more self defeating states of mind and find new more joyful inners states with which to engage the world.

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Due to Covid our classes are now on Zoom.

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Our meditation classes are conducted by a Buddhist monk, Toby Gillies who has vast experience in teaching meditation.