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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May 2019

Saturday Morning Drop-in Meditation

Saturday May 25, 10:45 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:45 am on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Every Saturday we run two meditation sessions, one for those who know our practices and the other for those new to meditation who would like to be guided through a meditation practice. We alternate week by week between the Mindfulness of Breathing and the Development of Loving Kindness meditations. Please arrive in good time for a 11am start. Cost: $15 waged or $8 concession card holders

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Life with Full Attention – 8 Week Practical Course in Mindfulness

Saturday May 25, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street VIC 3056 Australia + Google Map

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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Silent Meditation Day Retreat – May

Sunday May 26, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street VIC 3056 Australia + Google Map

  GET INTO THE FLOW OF POSITIVE CONSCIOUSNESS 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 off 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…

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Monday Lunchtime Drop-in Meditation

Monday May 27, 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Monday, repeating indefinitely

Suitable for new and experienced meditators. The Centre is open from 11.30am and the meditation starts at 12.30pm and finishes around 1.15pm. We alternate weekly, leading through the Mindfulness of Breathing and the Metta Bhavana  (Development of Loving Kindness) practices. Guidance is given for newcomers. We ask for a donation of $10 or $8 for concession card holders.

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Tuesday Lunchtime Drop-in Meditation

Tuesday May 28, 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating indefinitely

Suitable for new and experienced meditators The Centre is open from 12.00pm and the meditation starts at 12.30pm and finishes around 1.15pm. We alternate weekly, leading through the Mindfulness of Breathing and the Metta Bhavana  (Development of Loving-Kindness) practices. Guidance is given for newcomers. We ask for a donation of $10 or $8 for concession card holders.  

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Thursday Lunchtime Drop-in Meditation

Thursday May 30, 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Thursday, repeating indefinitely

Suitable for new and experienced meditators The Centre is open from 12.00pm and the meditation starts at 12.30pm and finishes around 1.15pm. We alternate weekly, leading through the Mindfulness of Breathing and the Metta Bhavana  (Development of Loving-Kindness) practices. Guidance is given for newcomers. We ask for a donation of $10 or $8 for concession cards holders.

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Thursday Evening Drop-in Meditation & Dharma Activity

Thursday May 30, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Thursday, repeating indefinitely

Each Thursday evening we offer two meditation sessions; one for those with little or no experience, and other for those experienced with our practises. Newcomers welcome! On alternate weeks we lead through either the Mindfulness of Breathing or the Metta Bhavana (Development of Loving Kindness) meditation practice. We meditate from 7.30pm to 8.30pm, then have a tea break. After the break we offer one of a range of activities, perhaps a talk, a discussion, or a workshop related to Dharma practice. No booking…

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June 2019

Saturday Morning Drop-in Meditation

Saturday June 1, 10:45 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:45 am on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Every Saturday we run two meditation sessions, one for those who know our practices and the other for those new to meditation who would like to be guided through a meditation practice. We alternate week by week between the Mindfulness of Breathing and the Development of Loving Kindness meditations. Please arrive in good time for a 11am start. Cost: $15 waged or $8 concession card holders

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Monday Lunchtime Drop-in Meditation

Monday June 3, 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

Suitable for new and experienced meditators. The Centre is open from 11.30am and the meditation starts at 12.30pm and finishes around 1.15pm. We alternate weekly, leading through the Mindfulness of Breathing and the Metta Bhavana  (Development of Loving Kindness) practices. Guidance is given for newcomers. We ask for a donation of $10 or $8 for concession card holders.

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Tuesday Lunchtime Drop-in Meditation

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

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

Suitable for new and experienced meditators The Centre is open from 12.00pm and the meditation starts at 12.30pm and finishes around 1.15pm. We alternate weekly, leading through the Mindfulness of Breathing and the Metta Bhavana  (Development of Loving-Kindness) practices. Guidance is given for newcomers. We ask for a donation of $10 or $8 for concession card holders.  

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Thursday Lunchtime Drop-in Meditation

Thursday June 6, 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

Suitable for new and experienced meditators The Centre is open from 12.00pm and the meditation starts at 12.30pm and finishes around 1.15pm. We alternate weekly, leading through the Mindfulness of Breathing and the Metta Bhavana  (Development of Loving-Kindness) practices. Guidance is given for newcomers. We ask for a donation of $10 or $8 for concession cards holders.

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Thursday Evening Drop-in Meditation & Dharma Activity

Thursday June 6, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Thursday, repeating indefinitely

Each Thursday evening we offer two meditation sessions; one for those with little or no experience, and other for those experienced with our practises. Newcomers welcome! On alternate weeks we lead through either the Mindfulness of Breathing or the Metta Bhavana (Development of Loving Kindness) meditation practice. We meditate from 7.30pm to 8.30pm, then have a tea break. After the break we offer one of a range of activities, perhaps a talk, a discussion, or a workshop related to Dharma practice. No booking…

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3 Day Meditation Intensive Retreat

Friday June 7, 7:00 pm - Monday June 10, 2:00 pm
Baanya Biami, 220 Marshalls Road
Staughton Vale, Victoria 3340 Australia
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Extend and deepen your meditation practice on this 3 day meditation intensive retreat, amidst the beautiful bush setting of the Brisbane ranges - Baanya Biami retreat centre west of Melbourne. The retreat will be held under the supportive conditions of silence over the Queen's Birthday Long Weekend. The daily program will cycle through periods of sitting & walking meditation, closing each day with the devotional practice of Puja. NB: THIS IS A PRACTICE RETREAT ONLY. It is suitable for regular meditators with an established practice as no formal meditation instruction will be given.…

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Saturday Morning Drop-in Meditation

Saturday June 8, 10:45 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:45 am on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Every Saturday we run two meditation sessions, one for those who know our practices and the other for those new to meditation who would like to be guided through a meditation practice. We alternate week by week between the Mindfulness of Breathing and the Development of Loving Kindness meditations. Please arrive in good time for a 11am start. Cost: $15 waged or $8 concession card holders

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Monday Lunchtime Drop-in Meditation

Monday June 10, 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

Suitable for new and experienced meditators. The Centre is open from 11.30am and the meditation starts at 12.30pm and finishes around 1.15pm. We alternate weekly, leading through the Mindfulness of Breathing and the Metta Bhavana  (Development of Loving Kindness) practices. Guidance is given for newcomers. We ask for a donation of $10 or $8 for concession card holders.

Find out more »

Tuesday Lunchtime Drop-in Meditation

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

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

Suitable for new and experienced meditators The Centre is open from 12.00pm and the meditation starts at 12.30pm and finishes around 1.15pm. We alternate weekly, leading through the Mindfulness of Breathing and the Metta Bhavana  (Development of Loving-Kindness) practices. Guidance is given for newcomers. We ask for a donation of $10 or $8 for concession card holders.  

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Thursday Lunchtime Drop-in Meditation

Thursday June 13, 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

Suitable for new and experienced meditators The Centre is open from 12.00pm and the meditation starts at 12.30pm and finishes around 1.15pm. We alternate weekly, leading through the Mindfulness of Breathing and the Metta Bhavana  (Development of Loving-Kindness) practices. Guidance is given for newcomers. We ask for a donation of $10 or $8 for concession cards holders.

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Thursday Evening Drop-in Meditation & Dharma Activity

Thursday June 13, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Thursday, repeating indefinitely

Each Thursday evening we offer two meditation sessions; one for those with little or no experience, and other for those experienced with our practises. Newcomers welcome! On alternate weeks we lead through either the Mindfulness of Breathing or the Metta Bhavana (Development of Loving Kindness) meditation practice. We meditate from 7.30pm to 8.30pm, then have a tea break. After the break we offer one of a range of activities, perhaps a talk, a discussion, or a workshop related to Dharma practice. No booking…

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Saturday Morning Drop-in Meditation

Saturday June 15, 10:45 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:45 am on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Every Saturday we run two meditation sessions, one for those who know our practices and the other for those new to meditation who would like to be guided through a meditation practice. We alternate week by week between the Mindfulness of Breathing and the Development of Loving Kindness meditations. Please arrive in good time for a 11am start. Cost: $15 waged or $8 concession card holders

Find out more »

Monday Lunchtime Drop-in Meditation

Monday June 17, 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

Suitable for new and experienced meditators. The Centre is open from 11.30am and the meditation starts at 12.30pm and finishes around 1.15pm. We alternate weekly, leading through the Mindfulness of Breathing and the Metta Bhavana  (Development of Loving Kindness) practices. Guidance is given for newcomers. We ask for a donation of $10 or $8 for concession card holders.

Find out more »

Tuesday Lunchtime Drop-in Meditation

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

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

Suitable for new and experienced meditators The Centre is open from 12.00pm and the meditation starts at 12.30pm and finishes around 1.15pm. We alternate weekly, leading through the Mindfulness of Breathing and the Metta Bhavana  (Development of Loving-Kindness) practices. Guidance is given for newcomers. We ask for a donation of $10 or $8 for concession card holders.  

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Thursday Lunchtime Drop-in Meditation

Thursday June 20, 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

Suitable for new and experienced meditators The Centre is open from 12.00pm and the meditation starts at 12.30pm and finishes around 1.15pm. We alternate weekly, leading through the Mindfulness of Breathing and the Metta Bhavana  (Development of Loving-Kindness) practices. Guidance is given for newcomers. We ask for a donation of $10 or $8 for concession cards holders.

Find out more »

Thursday Evening Drop-in Meditation & Dharma Activity

Thursday June 20, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Thursday, repeating indefinitely

Each Thursday evening we offer two meditation sessions; one for those with little or no experience, and other for those experienced with our practises. Newcomers welcome! On alternate weeks we lead through either the Mindfulness of Breathing or the Metta Bhavana (Development of Loving Kindness) meditation practice. We meditate from 7.30pm to 8.30pm, then have a tea break. After the break we offer one of a range of activities, perhaps a talk, a discussion, or a workshop related to Dharma practice. No booking…

Find out more »

Saturday Morning Drop-in Meditation

Saturday June 22, 10:45 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:45 am on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Every Saturday we run two meditation sessions, one for those who know our practices and the other for those new to meditation who would like to be guided through a meditation practice. We alternate week by week between the Mindfulness of Breathing and the Development of Loving Kindness meditations. Please arrive in good time for a 11am start. Cost: $15 waged or $8 concession card holders

Find out more »

Monday Lunchtime Drop-in Meditation

Monday June 24, 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

Suitable for new and experienced meditators. The Centre is open from 11.30am and the meditation starts at 12.30pm and finishes around 1.15pm. We alternate weekly, leading through the Mindfulness of Breathing and the Metta Bhavana  (Development of Loving Kindness) practices. Guidance is given for newcomers. We ask for a donation of $10 or $8 for concession card holders.

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