Dealing with First World Problems

Does your heart skip a beat when you don’t recognize the barista at your local cafe? Are your holiday plans determined by Wi-Fi accessibility? Welcome to the world of first world problems.

As we know, ‘problems’ such as these are insignificant when compared with those experienced by the not so materially fortunate. In this course, discover how we can use our own problems to enhance our inner qualities and develop the inner strength to deal with any problem life throws at us. Everyone is welcome regardless of social media status. Please note: people with mobiles phones pre 2020 are also welcome 🙂


The teacher of this class is Cara O’Meara who has been practising meditation and Buddhism for 9 years. Cara is a naturally warm and down to earth person, who shares her appreciation for inner development through practical and helpful advice for our daily life.

Patrick Manning started meditation & Buddhism classes in 2009, and has a deep appreciation for Buddha’s teachings. He is a dedicated student on our Foundation Program and teaches with sincerity and humility.

How to attend this class

1)Live Streaming – Stream the class live or book and view the class anytime within 6 days of the live class.
Cost $10 full, $8 conc, $5 student (under 18yrs), free for LDKBC members.
To support your local Centre and respect the activity of other Kadampa Centres, we ask those who wish to book online classes to abide by the following conditions.
-Live streaming from this Centre is available only to those who live anywhere within the area between Lake Macquarie and Coffs Harbour. If you live outside this area, please use the live streaming service of your nearest Kadampa Centre.
-Classes are not to be recorded
-Class YouTube link(s) are not to be shared with others
-Book tickets for the actual number of people viewing

To book an online class, please click one of the booking links below.

2) In person: at Losang Dragpa Kadampa Buddhist Centre. Numbers are strictly limited. Please call ahead to reserve a place.
Cost $12 full, $10 conc, free for LDKBC members.
Please note: social distancing rules apply. Hand sanitiser supplied and to be used upon entry.

Class dates & links for booking live streaming

Wed 19th August 10.00am-11.00am

Sat 22nd August 10.00am-11.15am

Wed 26th August 10.00am-11.00am

Sat 29th August 10.00am-11.15am