The Deepening Meditation Practice Course is for people who have an existing meditation practice who would like to explore the benefits and possibilities of a deeper and more consistent practice. It will ideally suit those who would like to work towards practising 20-30 minutes per day.
The course will provide more detailed instructions for working with stable attention on breath, including common obstacles and antidotes. The emphasis is on deepening the practice of śamatha (calm abiding), however there will also be some discussion of vipassanā (insight) meditation techniques, and on working skillfully with the body, emotions, and mental content. We will also explore more meditation practices as derived from Buddhist teachings and explore how meditation and mindfulness can integrate effectively into daily life.
Each class there will be a guided meditation, talks on particular topics, and the opportunity to check in about practice and ask questions. The course will also help develop further connections between members of the meditation community.
Upcoming Course Details
Dates: Next course TBA, expected May 2022, please sign up to the mailing list to receive details
Time: each class 1.5 hours, 6:00 – 7:30pm Sydney Time (AEDT) (click on times to download calendar event in .ics format)
Where: Online via Zoom / capacity limited to 8 participants
Cost: for entire course – $90 low income / $120 standard / $150 supporter *
* if you’d like to attend but the cost is prohibitive, please contact Kynan
The course requires a computer or electronic device with sound and video capabilities as well as internet connection.
The Deepening Meditation Practice Course follows on from the Introduction to Meditation course. Completion of that course is a prerequisite, or a similar level of experience in meditation. If you’re unsure if your experience matches this, please get in touch to discuss.
“Deepening Meditation was exactly the right course to follow from an introductory course or for someone who has already done some beginner practice. It really got me more involved in meditation and showed me what a practice can be. I now feel really motivated to go deeper, deeper, deeper!”
“While the Introduction course felt like I was building my own meditation toolkit…the Deepening Meditation course felt I discovered an entirely new set of meditation tools underneath the first. With these new skills and techniques I reached a deeper and more engaged level of breath awareness, clarity and focus.”
Please contact Kynan if you have any questions – firstname.lastname@example.org