Courses

We run courses regularly throughout the year covering a wide range of themes based around meditation, mindfulness and Buddhism with a practical emphasis on how to cope with our busy lives.

Introduction to Meditation Courses

Our six week meditation courses for newcomers, introduce you to two central meditation practices: the Mindfulness of Breathing and the Metta Bhavana (Development of Loving-kindness).  You will learn about posture, setting up a practice at home, and how to best support your own learning to meditate. The courses include free entry to all our meditation drop-in classes for the duration of the course to further assist you in making meditation an ongoing practice.

Aspects of Buddhism Introductory Courses

These courses introduce the history, principles, and practices of Buddhism, with an emphasis on the relevance and application to our daily lives. These courses are suitable for beginners, as well as for more experienced practitioners who wish to deepen and enrich their practice. Each course is unique, with a different leader and different content.

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February 2019

Learn to Meditate and Find Freedom

Wednesday February 20, 2019, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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  Take this opportunity to discover for yourself more kindness, ease and contentment to deal with the ups and downs of life. Each week this course will involve guided meditation sessions, presentations on the practical and liberating aspects of meditation and opportunity to discuss your meditation practice with an experienced meditation and Buddhist practitioner. 6 WEDNESDAY NIGHTS FROM 20 February to 27 March 2019, 7.30PM – 9.30PM Suitable for people with little or no meditation experience. Booking Essential: Book Online…

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Radical Dharma – 6 Week Buddhism Course

Wednesday February 20, 2019, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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  Radical Dharma, Teaching that Changes Lives A 6 week Buddhism course that focusing on the radical message of the Buddha's teaching, the Dharma. This course introduces teachings that will change the way we see the world and ourselves and open the pathway to change and meaning. Discover the processes and tools from the Buddhist Tradition to bring positive transformation.   Suitable for those interested in Buddhism and open to change Free attendance to drop-in meditation classes at the MBC…

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April 2019

Meditate and Find Freedom – A 6 Week Intro Course

Wednesday April 3, 2019, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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Take this opportunity to discover for yourself more kindness, ease and contentment to deal with the ups and downs of life. Each week this course will involve guided meditation sessions, presentations on the practical and liberating aspects of meditation and opportunity to discuss your meditation practice with experienced meditation and Buddhist practitioners, Padmasiddhi and Sanghapurna. 6 WEDNESDAY NIGHTS FROM 3 April to 8 May 2019, 7.30PM – 9.30PM Suitable for people with little or no meditation experience. Booking Essential: Book…

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May 2019

Radical Dharma – 6 Week Course in Buddhism and Meditation

Wednesday May 15, 2019, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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Teaching that changes lives   This six-week course explores how we might bring about radical, positive change in our lives through the application of central Buddhist principles and meditation. The course presents and discusses several significant transformative Buddhist ideas and teachings, alongside useful tools to work in meditation practice. It also offers opportunity to develop connection with other like-minded people and collectively explore these themes. Through discussion, reflection and exercises to try in between sessions, we will test how these…

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Life with Full Attention – 8 Week Practical Course in Mindfulness

Saturday May 25, 2019, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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Explore the different levels and dimensions of mindfulness and address the issues you might face when you try to put mindfulness into practice. Gain clarity about what is mindfulness and meditation and bring mindful attention into the things we already do. Based on the book Life with Full Attention by Maitreyabandhu. 8 Saturday afternoons from 25 May to 13 July 1.00pm - 3.30pm Suitable for people wanting to take up a practice of mindfulness and meditation. $360 Full Waged, $300…

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July 2019

Kindness Behaviour Training – 8 Week Course – Fully Booked

Wednesday July 10, 2019, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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This Kindness Behaviour Training (KBT) course is designed by Dr Paramabandhu Groves and Dr Jed Shamel and explores a variety of themes ......a forest of kindness, the forgiving heart, listening to the heart, kindness in the universe, mindful acceptance- turning towards difficulties through reflection, exercises and various meditation techniques. Excerpts from the course book Mindful Emotion: “Kindness is like a road: it can take us on a long journey that in time may have far-reaching consequences and embrace other qualities…

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August 2019

Buddhism Now – A 6 Week Intro Course

Wednesday August 28, 2019, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Buddhism Now is a 6 weeks course exploring the essential Buddhist principles that have the potential to change your life. Join Members of the Triratna Buddhist Order to explore and make sense of the many inspiring teachings that have come down to us from the Buddhist Tradition. Learn the core teachings and practices, and discover their relevance and application to everyday life. There will be ample opportunity for questions and discussion to clarify the teachings. ‘What the Buddha attained, we…

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September 2019

Intro 4 Week Course in Buddhism for 18-35yo

Wednesday September 4, 2019, 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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This Life and All its Suffering What is the Buddhist view of a meaningful life, what are the causes of stress and dissatisfaction and how can we live a more satisfying life? Join Itir and Talia, two experienced Buddhists training to join the Triratna Buddhist Order, in an hands-on exploration of the Buddha’s very first teaching, The 4 Noble Truths which answers these questions and more. This course is offered to people under 35, from all levels of experience. Suitable…

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Meditation Day Workshop

Sunday September 8, 2019, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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In this meditation day workshop you will learn the basic principles of meditation and the connection to our daily lives. You will be introduced to two core meditation practices, the Mindfulness of Breathing and Loving Kindness (Metta) Meditation by two experienced Buddhist meditation practitioners. Get essential tips on meditation and how to set up an effective daily practice. In these meditation practices encounter groundedness and clarity leading to acceptance and an opening of the heart to ourselves and others. Spring…

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October 2019

Journey and the Guide – A Practical Course in Buddhism

Wednesday October 2, 2019, 7:15 pm - 9:30 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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Immerse yourself in Buddhist principles and practices during this eight-week journey aimed at strengthening the mind and freeing the heart. During this course, we will take on practical week-by-week exercises, focusing on cultivating mindful awareness, integrating and simplifying our lives, and truly being ourselves. The course is based on the book  ‘The Journey and the Guide’ written by prize winning poet, best-selling author, and member of the Triratna Buddhist Order, Maitreyabandhu. This book offers a challenging but profoundly useful approach…

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6 Week Intro Meditation Course

Wednesday October 23, 2019, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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Meditate for Freedom Take this opportunity to discover for yourself more kindness, ease and contentment to deal with the ups and downs of life. Each week this course will involve guided meditation sessions, presentations on the practical and liberating aspects of meditation and opportunity to discuss your meditation practice with experienced meditation and Buddhist practitioners, Apada and Itir. Learn traditional Buddhist meditation practices that will transform your life from an experienced meditation teacherLearn the essential meditation practices of the Mindfulness…

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November 2019

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Saturday November 23, 2019, 9:40 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:40 am on Saturday, happening 5 times

Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia

Start your weekend with gentle movement. The MBC is offering  drop-in, pre-meditation yoga classes, suitable for beginners, led by Itir. While not professionally trained, Itir has a long term commitment to yoga as a way of deepening her meditation practice and will lead these classes with an emphasis on body and breath awareness. Mats are provided but please BYO if you have one. These classes are not suitable for people with injuries or pregnancy.

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Saturday November 30, 2019, 9:40 am - 10:30 am
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia

Start your weekend with gentle movement. The MBC is offering  drop-in, pre-meditation yoga classes, suitable for beginners, led by Itir. While not professionally trained, Itir has a long term commitment to yoga as a way of deepening her meditation practice and will lead these classes with an emphasis on body and breath awareness. Mats are provided but please BYO if you have one. These classes are not suitable for people with injuries or pregnancy.

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December 2019

YOGA

Saturday December 7, 2019, 9:40 am - 10:30 am
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia

Start your weekend with gentle movement. The MBC is offering  drop-in, pre-meditation yoga classes, suitable for beginners, led by Itir. While not professionally trained, Itir has a long term commitment to yoga as a way of deepening her meditation practice and will lead these classes with an emphasis on body and breath awareness. Mats are provided but please BYO if you have one. These classes are not suitable for people with injuries or pregnancy.

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YOGA

Saturday December 14, 2019, 9:40 am - 10:30 am
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia

Start your weekend with gentle movement. The MBC is offering  drop-in, pre-meditation yoga classes, suitable for beginners, led by Itir. While not professionally trained, Itir has a long term commitment to yoga as a way of deepening her meditation practice and will lead these classes with an emphasis on body and breath awareness. Mats are provided but please BYO if you have one. These classes are not suitable for people with injuries or pregnancy.

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Saturday December 21, 2019, 9:40 am - 10:30 am
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia

Start your weekend with gentle movement. The MBC is offering  drop-in, pre-meditation yoga classes, suitable for beginners, led by Itir. While not professionally trained, Itir has a long term commitment to yoga as a way of deepening her meditation practice and will lead these classes with an emphasis on body and breath awareness. Mats are provided but please BYO if you have one. These classes are not suitable for people with injuries or pregnancy.

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January 2020

Buddhism Intro Day Course

Sunday January 12, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia

Spend a day discovering the basic principles of Buddhism that will help transform your life. Understand the human condition from a Buddhist perspective and the path of wisdom, ethics and meditation that leads to a life of greater clarity and compassion. Join Buddhist practitioner, Apada as he presents the teachings of the Buddha. If you have ever wondered what Buddhism is about or are confused with all the forms it takes, this day retreat will focus on the essential and…

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Saturday January 18, 9:40 am - 10:30 am
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia

Start your weekend with gentle movement. The MBC is offering  drop-in, pre-meditation yoga classes, suitable for beginners, led by Itir. While not professionally trained, Itir has a long term commitment to yoga as a way of deepening her meditation practice and will lead these classes with an emphasis on body and breath awareness. Mats are provided but please BYO if you have one. These classes are not suitable for people with injuries or pregnancy.

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Be the Change: Removing the Blocks to Effective Activism

Tuesday January 21, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
Free

On this day workshop, Be the Change: Removing the blocks to effective activism, Shantigarbha will explore the non-violent approach to social change. Gandhi urged us to “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” – beginning with changing the ‘social structure’ within ourselves. How do we transform 'domination' systems into 'life-serving' ones? Based on the work of Marshall Rosenberg and Nonviolent Communication, this process shows another way of doing things that is less costly and more fun! It includes…

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Saturday January 25, 9:40 am - 10:30 am
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia

Start your weekend with gentle movement. The MBC is offering  drop-in, pre-meditation yoga classes, suitable for beginners, led by Itir. While not professionally trained, Itir has a long term commitment to yoga as a way of deepening her meditation practice and will lead these classes with an emphasis on body and breath awareness. Mats are provided but please BYO if you have one. These classes are not suitable for people with injuries or pregnancy.

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February 2020

YOGA

Saturday February 1, 9:40 am - 10:30 am
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia

Start your weekend with gentle movement. The MBC is offering  drop-in, pre-meditation yoga classes, suitable for beginners, led by Itir. While not professionally trained, Itir has a long term commitment to yoga as a way of deepening her meditation practice and will lead these classes with an emphasis on body and breath awareness. Mats are provided but please BYO if you have one. These classes are not suitable for people with injuries or pregnancy.

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Meditation Intro Day Course

Sunday February 2, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia

In this day course you will learn the basic principles of meditation, how to meditate effectively and how meditation can transform our daily lives. You will be introduced to two core meditation practices, the Mindfulness of Breathing and Loving Kindness (Metta) Meditation by two experienced Buddhist meditation practitioners. Get essential tips on meditation and how to set up an effective daily practice. In these meditation practices encounter groundedness and clarity leading to acceptance and an opening of the heart to…

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Experience Meditation – 6 Week Intro Course

Wednesday February 5, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
$150 – $250

Want to explore your mind? Looking to make the most of your life? Ever wondered what all the hype around meditation is about? Experience meditation for yourself and find out. This six-week course introduces meditation and how you can use it to free up your energy, your imagination, and your perspective on the world. While meditation has a calming effect on the mind it also can be used to transform our habitual behaviours. Unlock the potential to choose your own path…

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Saturday February 8, 9:40 am - 10:30 am
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia

Start your weekend with gentle movement. The MBC is offering  drop-in, pre-meditation yoga classes, suitable for beginners, led by Itir. While not professionally trained, Itir has a long term commitment to yoga as a way of deepening her meditation practice and will lead these classes with an emphasis on body and breath awareness. Mats are provided but please BYO if you have one. These classes are not suitable for people with injuries or pregnancy.

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Experience Buddhism – 6 Week Intro Course

Wednesday February 12, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia

Experience Buddhism is a 6 weeks course exploring the essential Buddhist principles that have the potential to change your life. Explore and make sense of the many inspiring teachings that have come down to us from the Buddhist Tradition. Learn the core teachings and practices, and discover their relevance and application to everyday life. There will be ample opportunity for questions and discussion to clarify the teachings. ‘What the Buddha attained, we too can attain, what the Buddha overcame, we…

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