Meditation

Drop-in Classes

Learn the Triratna Buddhist Community’s two central meditation practices – the Mindfulness of Breathing and the Metta Bhavana (Development of Loving Kindness). Discover how to make Buddhist meditation part of your life.

We provide a ‘taster’ meditation class for those with little or no experience through our weekly drop-in classes that are open to all. Check the calendar below for upcoming meditation classes.

Class Times

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday lunchtimes at 12:30 pm to 1.15 pm

Thursday evenings at 7:30 pm to 8.30 pm

Saturday mornings at 11 am to 12 pm.

Please arrive 10 minutes early to be ready for a prompt start to the class.
The classes are led by experienced meditators who will introduce you to a meditation practice and help you set up a meditation posture that is right for you. We alternate on a weekly basis between the two meditation practices, the Mindfulness of Breathing and the Metta Bhavana.
Costs: Lunchtimes $10/$8 Concession. Saturdays and Thursdays $15/$8 Concession

“Awareness is revolutionary” Sangharakshita

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April 2020

Intro Meditation Class – Thursday Night Zoom

Thursday April 2, 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia

If you are new to meditation, this Thursday evening join Apada and be introduced to the Mindfulness of Breathing meditation practice in real time and online. Join others to be guided through the Mindfulness of Breathing practice by selecting the zoom link below. Even in an online virtual group, meditating together can help us feel connected with others, whatever our different situations. To help support the MBC in these challenging times, please consider making a donation through the Donate Now…

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Regulars Meditation Class – Thursday Night Zoom

Thursday April 2, 7:00 pm - 7:50 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia

A Thursday night meditation class led by Sanghapurna for regular meditators in real time and online. Join other meditators for the Mindfulness of Breathing practice by selecting the zoom link below. To help support the MBC in these challenging times, please consider making a donation through the Donate Now button. Join Thursday Regulars Meditation Donate Now

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Saturday Morning Intro Class – Zoom Meditation

Saturday April 4, 10:00 am - 10:45 am
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia

If you are new to meditation, this Saturday morning join Dantacitta and be introduced to the Mindfulness of Breathing meditation practice in real time and online. Join other meditators for the Mindfulness of Breathing practice by selecting the zoom link below. Even in an online virtual group, meditating together can help us feel connected with others, whatever our different situations.  To help support the MBC in these challenging times, please consider making a donation through the Donate Now button. Join…

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Saturday Morning Regulars – Zoom Meditation

Saturday April 4, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia

A Saturday morning meditation class led by Apada for regular meditators in real time and online. Join other meditators for the Mindfulness of Breathing practice by selecting the zoom link below. To help support the MBC in these challenging times, please consider making a donation through the Donate Now button. Join Saturday Regulars Meditation Donate Now

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Meditation Day Retreat – April 2020 – Bookings Closed

Sunday April 26, 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
$20 – $40

Bookings are closed due to the temporary closure of the Melbourne Buddhist Centre. Stay tuned for any changes via the news post This retreat is offered monthly as an opportunity for us to go deeper in our meditation practice. Our endeavours are supported by the practice of silence and the companionship of other meditators. The retreat has six periods of meditation of 30-40 minutes duration, interspersed by walking meditation. This structure allows our practice to build over the course of…

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May 2020

Drop-in Meditation Class Saturday Morning

Saturday May 2, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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Instruction is provided on two meditation practices, the Mindfulness of Breathing, for developing clarity and awareness and the Metta Bhavana (‘cultivation of loving kindness’) a practice that gently opens the heart and builds emotional positivity. Each week the classes alternate between the two practices. Help is given to set up an effective meditation posture with guidance at each stage of the practice by an experienced meditation practitioner. Suitable for people completely new to meditation. At the same time there is a class for…

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Drop-in Meditation Class Monday Lunchtime

Monday May 4, 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Monday, repeating indefinitely

Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
$8 – $10

Instruction is provided on two meditation practices, the Mindfulness of Breathing, for developing clarity and awareness and the Metta Bhavana (‘cultivation of loving kindness’) a practice that gently opens the heart and builds emotional positivity. Each week the classes alternate between the two practices. Help is given to set up an effective meditation posture with guidance at each stage of the practice by an experienced meditation practitioner. Suitable for people completely new to meditation. At the same time there is a class for…

Find out more »

Drop-in Meditation Class Tuesday Lunchtime

Tuesday May 5, 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating indefinitely

Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
+ Google Map
$8 – $10

Instruction is provided on two meditation practices, the Mindfulness of Breathing, for developing clarity and awareness and the Metta Bhavana ('cultivation of loving kindness') a practice that gently opens the heart and builds emotional positivity. Each week the classes alternate between the two practices. Help is given to set up an effective meditation posture with guidance at each stage of the practice by an experienced meditation practitioner. Suitable for people completely new to meditation. At the same time there is…

Find out more »

Drop-in Meditation Class Thursday Lunchtime

Thursday May 7, 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Thursday, repeating indefinitely

Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
+ Google Map
$8 – $10

Instruction is provided on two meditation practices, the Mindfulness of Breathing, for developing clarity and awareness and the Metta Bhavana (‘cultivation of loving kindness’) a practice that gently opens the heart and builds emotional positivity. Each week the classes alternate between the two practices. Help is given to set up an effective meditation posture with guidance at each stage of the practice by an experienced meditation practitioner. Suitable for people completely new to meditation. At the same time there is a class for…

Find out more »

Drop-in Meditation & Dharma Activity – Thursday Evening

Thursday May 7, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Recurring Event
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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$8 – $15

Each Thursday evening we offer two 1-hour meditation sessions starting at 7.30pm; one for those with little or no experience, and another for those experienced with our practices. After a short tea break, we explore an aspect of Buddhism in the form of a Dharma talk or discussion or devotional practice. Thursday night Dharma Talk For newcomers, instruction is provided on two meditation practices, the Mindfulness of Breathing, for developing clarity and awareness and the Metta Bhavana (‘cultivation of loving kindness’) a practice…

Find out more »

Drop-in Meditation Class Saturday Morning

Saturday May 9, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
+ Google Map

Instruction is provided on two meditation practices, the Mindfulness of Breathing, for developing clarity and awareness and the Metta Bhavana (‘cultivation of loving kindness’) a practice that gently opens the heart and builds emotional positivity. Each week the classes alternate between the two practices. Help is given to set up an effective meditation posture with guidance at each stage of the practice by an experienced meditation practitioner. Suitable for people completely new to meditation. At the same time there is a class for…

Find out more »

Drop-in Meditation Class Monday Lunchtime

Monday May 11, 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Monday, repeating indefinitely

Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
$8 – $10

Instruction is provided on two meditation practices, the Mindfulness of Breathing, for developing clarity and awareness and the Metta Bhavana (‘cultivation of loving kindness’) a practice that gently opens the heart and builds emotional positivity. Each week the classes alternate between the two practices. Help is given to set up an effective meditation posture with guidance at each stage of the practice by an experienced meditation practitioner. Suitable for people completely new to meditation. At the same time there is a class for…

Find out more »

Drop-in Meditation Class Tuesday Lunchtime

Tuesday May 12, 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating indefinitely

Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
+ Google Map
$8 – $10

Instruction is provided on two meditation practices, the Mindfulness of Breathing, for developing clarity and awareness and the Metta Bhavana ('cultivation of loving kindness') a practice that gently opens the heart and builds emotional positivity. Each week the classes alternate between the two practices. Help is given to set up an effective meditation posture with guidance at each stage of the practice by an experienced meditation practitioner. Suitable for people completely new to meditation. At the same time there is…

Find out more »

Drop-in Meditation Class Thursday Lunchtime

Thursday May 14, 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Thursday, repeating indefinitely

Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
+ Google Map
$8 – $10

Instruction is provided on two meditation practices, the Mindfulness of Breathing, for developing clarity and awareness and the Metta Bhavana (‘cultivation of loving kindness’) a practice that gently opens the heart and builds emotional positivity. Each week the classes alternate between the two practices. Help is given to set up an effective meditation posture with guidance at each stage of the practice by an experienced meditation practitioner. Suitable for people completely new to meditation. At the same time there is a class for…

Find out more »

Drop-in Meditation & Dharma Activity – Thursday Evening

Thursday May 14, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Recurring Event
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
+ Google Map
$8 – $15

Each Thursday evening we offer two 1-hour meditation sessions starting at 7.30pm; one for those with little or no experience, and another for those experienced with our practices. After a short tea break, we explore an aspect of Buddhism in the form of a Dharma talk or discussion or devotional practice. Thursday night Dharma Talk For newcomers, instruction is provided on two meditation practices, the Mindfulness of Breathing, for developing clarity and awareness and the Metta Bhavana (‘cultivation of loving kindness’) a practice…

Find out more »

Drop-in Meditation Class Saturday Morning

Saturday May 16, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
+ Google Map

Instruction is provided on two meditation practices, the Mindfulness of Breathing, for developing clarity and awareness and the Metta Bhavana (‘cultivation of loving kindness’) a practice that gently opens the heart and builds emotional positivity. Each week the classes alternate between the two practices. Help is given to set up an effective meditation posture with guidance at each stage of the practice by an experienced meditation practitioner. Suitable for people completely new to meditation. At the same time there is a class for…

Find out more »

Drop-in Meditation Class Monday Lunchtime

Monday May 18, 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Monday, repeating indefinitely

Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
$8 – $10

Instruction is provided on two meditation practices, the Mindfulness of Breathing, for developing clarity and awareness and the Metta Bhavana (‘cultivation of loving kindness’) a practice that gently opens the heart and builds emotional positivity. Each week the classes alternate between the two practices. Help is given to set up an effective meditation posture with guidance at each stage of the practice by an experienced meditation practitioner. Suitable for people completely new to meditation. At the same time there is a class for…

Find out more »

Drop-in Meditation Class Tuesday Lunchtime

Tuesday May 19, 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating indefinitely

Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
+ Google Map
$8 – $10

Instruction is provided on two meditation practices, the Mindfulness of Breathing, for developing clarity and awareness and the Metta Bhavana ('cultivation of loving kindness') a practice that gently opens the heart and builds emotional positivity. Each week the classes alternate between the two practices. Help is given to set up an effective meditation posture with guidance at each stage of the practice by an experienced meditation practitioner. Suitable for people completely new to meditation. At the same time there is…

Find out more »

Drop-in Meditation Class Thursday Lunchtime

Thursday May 21, 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Thursday, repeating indefinitely

Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
+ Google Map
$8 – $10

Instruction is provided on two meditation practices, the Mindfulness of Breathing, for developing clarity and awareness and the Metta Bhavana (‘cultivation of loving kindness’) a practice that gently opens the heart and builds emotional positivity. Each week the classes alternate between the two practices. Help is given to set up an effective meditation posture with guidance at each stage of the practice by an experienced meditation practitioner. Suitable for people completely new to meditation. At the same time there is a class for…

Find out more »

Drop-in Meditation & Dharma Activity – Thursday Evening

Thursday May 21, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Recurring Event
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
+ Google Map
$8 – $15

Each Thursday evening we offer two 1-hour meditation sessions starting at 7.30pm; one for those with little or no experience, and another for those experienced with our practices. After a short tea break, we explore an aspect of Buddhism in the form of a Dharma talk or discussion or devotional practice. Thursday night Dharma Talk For newcomers, instruction is provided on two meditation practices, the Mindfulness of Breathing, for developing clarity and awareness and the Metta Bhavana (‘cultivation of loving kindness’) a practice…

Find out more »

Drop-in Meditation Class Saturday Morning

Saturday May 23, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
+ Google Map

Instruction is provided on two meditation practices, the Mindfulness of Breathing, for developing clarity and awareness and the Metta Bhavana (‘cultivation of loving kindness’) a practice that gently opens the heart and builds emotional positivity. Each week the classes alternate between the two practices. Help is given to set up an effective meditation posture with guidance at each stage of the practice by an experienced meditation practitioner. Suitable for people completely new to meditation. At the same time there is a class for…

Find out more »

Meditation Day Retreat – May 2020

Sunday May 24, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
$20 – $40

This retreat is offered monthly as an opportunity for us to go deeper in our meditation practice. Our endeavours are supported by the practice of silence and the companionship of other meditators. The retreat has six periods of meditation of 30-40 minutes duration, interspersed by walking meditation. This structure allows our practice to build over the course of the day. As No Teaching is offered, this retreat is best suited to those who regularly meditate within our community, and who are therefore…

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Drop-in Meditation Class Monday Lunchtime

Monday May 25, 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Monday, repeating indefinitely

Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
$8 – $10

Instruction is provided on two meditation practices, the Mindfulness of Breathing, for developing clarity and awareness and the Metta Bhavana (‘cultivation of loving kindness’) a practice that gently opens the heart and builds emotional positivity. Each week the classes alternate between the two practices. Help is given to set up an effective meditation posture with guidance at each stage of the practice by an experienced meditation practitioner. Suitable for people completely new to meditation. At the same time there is a class for…

Find out more »

Drop-in Meditation Class Tuesday Lunchtime

Tuesday May 26, 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating indefinitely

Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
+ Google Map
$8 – $10

Instruction is provided on two meditation practices, the Mindfulness of Breathing, for developing clarity and awareness and the Metta Bhavana ('cultivation of loving kindness') a practice that gently opens the heart and builds emotional positivity. Each week the classes alternate between the two practices. Help is given to set up an effective meditation posture with guidance at each stage of the practice by an experienced meditation practitioner. Suitable for people completely new to meditation. At the same time there is…

Find out more »

Drop-in Meditation Class Thursday Lunchtime

Thursday May 28, 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Thursday, repeating indefinitely

Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
+ Google Map
$8 – $10

Instruction is provided on two meditation practices, the Mindfulness of Breathing, for developing clarity and awareness and the Metta Bhavana (‘cultivation of loving kindness’) a practice that gently opens the heart and builds emotional positivity. Each week the classes alternate between the two practices. Help is given to set up an effective meditation posture with guidance at each stage of the practice by an experienced meditation practitioner. Suitable for people completely new to meditation. At the same time there is a class for…

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