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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March 2020

Drop-in Meditation Class Saturday Morning

Saturday March 28, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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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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Meditation Day Retreat – March 2020

Sunday March 29, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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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 March 30, 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…

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Drop-in Meditation Class Tuesday Lunchtime

Tuesday March 31, 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
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$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…

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April 2020

Drop-in Meditation Class Thursday Lunchtime

Thursday April 2, 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
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$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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Drop-in Meditation & Dharma Activity – Thursday Evening

Thursday April 2, 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…

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Drop-in Meditation Class Saturday Morning

Saturday April 4, 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…

Find out more »

Drop-in Meditation Class Monday Lunchtime

Monday April 6, 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 April 7, 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 April 9, 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
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$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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Easter Retreat With Milarepa in the Wilderness

Thursday April 9, 7:00 pm - Monday April 13, 3:00 pm
Baanya Biami, 220 Marshalls Road
Staughton Vale, Victoria 3340 Australia
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$250 – $400

Fully Booked: Email the MBC to be put down on the waiting list for this retreat. Join Lokeshvara & Siladasa at the remote bush of Baanya Biami for a retreat exploring the mind in nature's elements, inspired by the songs of Tibet's great yogi Milarepa. Siladasa Lokeshvara "This is a delightful place, a place of hills and forestIn the mountain meadows flowers bloom;in the woods dance the swaying trees.At such a place, in solitude,I Milarepa, happily abide,Meditating upon the void-illuminating…

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Drop-in Meditation & Dharma Activity – Thursday Evening

Thursday April 9, 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 April 11, 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 April 13, 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 April 14, 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 April 16, 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 April 16, 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 April 18, 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 April 20, 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 April 21, 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…

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6 Week Intro to Meditation Course

Wednesday April 22, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
$150 – $250

Learn to Meditate and Find Freedom 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…

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Drop-in Meditation Class Thursday Lunchtime

Thursday April 23, 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 April 23, 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 April 25, 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 – April 2020

Sunday April 26, 10:30 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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