The Benefits of Meditation
Meditation enables us to develop and maintain a peaceful mind all the time. If our mind is peaceful all the time we will be happy all the time. The best way to understand the benefits of meditation is to experience them for yourself. You don’t have to meditate for a long time each day to experience the benefits of meditation. Just 5, 10 or 15 minutes of meditation is enough to calm your mind, improve your mental clarity, reduce feelings of stress and tension and give you perspective on your life. By meditating daily over a period of time you can improve your relationships, develop a balanced and happy mind all the time and uproot the negative minds that are the cause of your problems.
Buddhist meditation techniques have been practised by people for thousands of years. We offer a modern presentation of Buddhism that enables people with busy lives to experience deep and lasting happiness. The instructions given at our classes are grounded in ancient wisdom and have been handed down in an unbroken lineage since the time of Buddha. Revitalised by contemporary Meditation Master, Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, especially for the people of the modern world, our classes offer practical methods for solving the real-world problems we face as well as scientific methods for improving our human nature and qualities through developing the capacity of our mind.
Everybody is Welcome
Our classes are open to everybody, regardless of background, and cater to those who simply want to calm their mind through to those who want effective strategies for improving the quality of their life right now, as well as those looking to embark on the complete path of inner transformation that Buddha taught. In other words, you don’t need to be a Buddhist to come to our classes – everyone can benefit from these practical instructions for living a more peaceful, joyful life.
Throughout Newcastle and the Hunter
We offer a rich program of classes and courses at the Centre in Mayfield. But we also hold classes at 4 other locations in suburbs throughout Newcastle and the surrounding area every week so that you don’t have to travel far for your weekly meditation “top up”. These classes are all taught by qualified Kadampa meditation teachers who are continuously improving their understanding and practice of Buddhist meditation through the in-depth study programs offered at the Centre.
What to do Next
Join a weekly meditation class to get the most out of your meditation experience. Although you may have heard of the benefits of meditation and feel inspired to try it, you may still find it difficult to meditate on your own at home. Weekly meditation classes give you the tools and confidence you need to keep your meditation practice alive and to put your daily problems into perspective. The combination of meditating in a group and receiving the support of a qualified teacher enable you to establish an authentic meditation practice that will grow and improve over time.