Peace, Mindfulness and Awareness

“A Drop In Class” First Saturday of Every Month, 2pm to 4:30pm

Rigpa Newcastle offers authentic meditation practices drawn from the centuries-old Tibetan tradition. Our “Introduction to Meditation: Peace, Mindfulness and Awareness” drop-in sessions are ideal for beginners and experienced meditators alike. These stand-alone sessions beautifully demonstrate the relevance of ancient Buddhist teachings to our busy modern lives.

Peace, mindfulness and awareness in the modern world offers:

  • an introduction to how to meditate
  • time and space to practice calm abiding, mindfulness and awareness
  • discussion of how we can bring the benefits of meditation into every aspect of our daily lives
  • a teaching on a different theme or topic each month as listed below
  • time for tea and a chat

These classes are for newcomers to Buddhism and meditation, as well as those who already have some experience with meditation and wish to deepen their understanding and practice. This is not a course so feel free to come along to any session that suits you. No need to register, just drop in.

Fee: Standard $25      Concession/Student $15

List of topics for 2017:

  • January 7: Experiencing the Natural Freedom of the Mind
  • February 4: Mastering the Mind, Opening to Fundamental Goodness and Love
  • March 4: Turning the Mind Away from Depression
  • April 1: Healing Low Self Esteem
  • May 6: How to Deal with Physical Pain
  • June 3: How to be Happy and Find Stability
  • July 1: Working with Anger
  • August 5: Transforming Uncomfortable Situations
  • September 2: Preventing Burnout and Exhaustion
  • October 7: Overcoming Fear and Anxiety
  • November 4: Awakening the Compassionate Mind: The Human Potential for Empathy, Compassion and Altruism
  • December 2:  Overcoming the Conceptual Mind through Meditation