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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December 2019

Drop-in Meditation Class Tuesday Lunchtime

Tuesday December 10, 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm
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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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Drop-in Meditation Class Thursday Lunchtime

Thursday December 12, 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 December 12, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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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 December 14, 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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$8 – $15

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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Sip, sit, sip…and sit again! Now Fully Booked

Sunday December 15, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia

Tea and Meditation with Siladasa Join Siladasa for ceremonial tea, enjoying delightful bowls of rare Chinese leaves interspersed with quiet periods of meditation.You may wish to bring a poem to further enrich the mood!  All Welcome - Donation appreciated with proceeds to the MBC – Give what you can LIMIT OF 9 GUESTS - BOOKING ESSENTIAL - NOW FULLY BOOKED

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Drop-in Meditation Class Monday Lunchtime

Monday December 16, 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
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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 Class Tuesday Lunchtime

Tuesday December 17, 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 December 19, 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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Drop-in Meditation & Dharma Activity – Thursday Evening

Thursday December 19, 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 December 21, 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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$8 – $15

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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Silent Meditation Day Retreat – December

Sunday December 22, 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 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 regularly meditate within our community, and who are…

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Drop-in Meditation Class Monday Lunchtime

Monday December 23, 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
+ 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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Drop-in Meditation Class Tuesday Lunchtime

Tuesday December 24, 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 December 26, 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 December 26, 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…

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Drop-in Meditation Class Saturday Morning

Saturday December 28, 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
$8 – $15

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 December 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
+ 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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Drop-in Meditation Class Tuesday Lunchtime

Tuesday December 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
+ 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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New Year Eve

Tuesday December 31, 2019, 8:00 pm - Wednesday January 1, 2020, 12:00 am
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia

Rejoicing/Acknowledging/Gathering Come together for a New Years Eve with a difference! Join your spiritual friends for a night of celebration, meditation, reflection and puja at the Melbourne Buddhist Centre. Bring vegetarian/vegan food for a shared supper on the night. Let us rejoice in our efforts this past year, acknowledge what we can do better and gather ourselves for spiritual progress in the year ahead. Booking Essential: $20 Waged/ $15 Concession Book Now

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January 2020

Drop-in Meditation Class Thursday Lunchtime

Thursday January 2, 2020, 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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Drop-in Meditation & Dharma Activity – Thursday Evening

Thursday January 2, 2020, 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 January 4, 2020, 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 January 6, 2020, 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
+ 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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Drop-in Meditation Class Tuesday Lunchtime

Tuesday January 7, 2020, 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 January 9, 2020, 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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