Why Meditate?

The Benefits of Meditation

Meditation enables us to develop and maintain a peaceful mind all the time.
If our mind is peaceful all the time we will be happy all the time.

“The purpose of meditation is to make our mind calm and peaceful.”

- Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

The Advantages of Daily Practice

The best way to understand the benefits of meditation is to experience them for yourself.

You don’t have to meditate for a long time each day to experience the benefits of meditation. 5, 10 or 15 minutes of meditation is enough to calm your mind, improve your mental clarity, reduce feelings of stress and tension and give you perspective on your life. By meditating daily over a period of time you can improve your relationships, develop a balanced and happy mind all the time and uproot the negative minds that are the cause of your problems.

What to do Next

Join a weekly meditation class to get the most out of your meditation experience.

Although you may have heard of the benefits of meditation and feel inspired to try it, you may still find it difficult to meditate on your own at home. Weekly meditation classes give you the tools and confidence you need to keep your meditation practice alive and to put your daily problems into perspective. The combination of meditating in a group and receiving the support of a qualified teacher enable you to establish an authentic meditation practice that will grow and improve over time.

FAQ About Meditation

If you attend a drop-in class our experienced meditation teachers will be happy to help you with any questions that you may have. Please find answers to our most commonly asked questions below.

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 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.

At class, do we sit in a chair or on cushions?
We usually meditate in chairs, making it accessible and comfortable for everyone.

What is the cost of the class?
$15 per class unless otherwise stated or $95 per month for unlimited classes and day courses with a Centre Membership. As a non-profit organisation, all class and membership fees go towards supporting the Centre and branch classes.

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