Dharma Foundations Course

For those with an interest in the practical benefits of a contemporary approach to meditation and Dharma.

The aims of this course are to enable participants to establish a consistent meditation practice, learn about how the core concepts of Buddhism might apply to our lives, and find support and community (saṅgha).

The course will primarily explore the meditation practice of śamatha or calm abiding using techniques from The Mind Illuminated and will suit anyone practising in stages 1-4 of TMI. We will also look at how śamatha practice can integrate with mettā, insight, and open awareness practices.

Each week we will develop an understanding of meditation techniques through guided meditations, discuss practice experiences and get assistance, and consider key concepts of Buddhist practice. You will learn tips and tricks for practising, get support from a community, and gain confidence in your ability to practice on your own.

This course acts as the introduction to eSangha, and will also provide a solid foundation for attending retreats with Dr. Tucker Peck and Upasaka Upali.


Dates: Sundays for 8 weeks starting 10 July 2022 (10, 17, 24, 31 July; 7, 14 , 21, 28 August)
Times: each class 1.5 hours, 4:00pm – 5:30pm US Pacific Time (7:00pm – 8:30pm US Eastern Time) (Monday 9:00am – 10:30am Australian Eastern Time)
Where: Online via Zoom / capacity limited to 8 participants
Cost*: for entire course – $150 low income / $200 standard / $250 supporter (all prices AUD, this is approx. USD $110 / $140 / $170)

* 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.

Upcoming Courses

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