There are many centres throughout Australia that provide meditation instruction and practice groups. It is important to recognise that meditation can be understood using the metaphor of a bowl of fruit. That is, meditation refers to a range of different varieties. There are bananas and oranges, and each taste different. Similarly, there are a variety of different meditation practices, and each can emphasise different elements. Mindfulness is a particular practice while in the family of meditation practices, it emphasises unique and distinct elements and can be seen as tasting different to other meditation practices. It is uniquely different from visualisation techniques and relaxation techniques. It is also different to concentration techniques.
Michael runs a regular meditation group in Torquay, Victoria. This group has been meeting regularly since 1996. It meets every Monday evening, during school term's.
86 Geelong Rd.
Wednesdays at 7:00pm to 8:30pm
This is a four-week program commencing on the first Wednesday of each month with session 1.
There is no need to book, and all are welcome.
Cost: $5 per session.
Mondays at 7:00pm to 8:00pm
These sessions are for those who have done an introduction and would like to expand their knowledge and understanding of mindfulness. The sessions involve a question-and-answer format. Followed by a 40 minute unguided sitting practice.
Cost: $5 suggested donation.
Mindfulness Practice Days
Half day Practice
Saturday 30th March 2019 - 9:30am to 12:30pm.
Saturday 1st June 2019 - 9:30am to 12:30pm.
Saturday 31st August 2019 - 9:30am to 12:30pm.
Whole Day Practice
Saturday 23th November 2019 - 9:30am to 4:30pm.
Mindfulness practice half days and whole day are held at the Drol Kar Buddhist Centre at 620 Nortons road Paraparap. These sessions are unguided, but supported and structured. They consist of 50 minutes sitting practice, and 10 minutes walking mindfulness practice.
Cost: Donation to Drol Kar Buddhist Centre.
(Suggested donation is $20 half day and $30 for the whole day)