Tara Kadampa Buddhist Centre teach Buddhist Meditation in Brisbane at a number of locations and will be running Wednesday lunchtime mediation classes beginning at 12.15 in our beautiful Yoga Studio. Meditation is conducted within the Buddhist tradition and teachings. If you are looking for meditation in Brisbane CBD Knead Massage & Yoga are located in the mall.
The purpose of meditation is to make our mind calm and peaceful. If our mind is peaceful, we will be free from worries and mental discomfort, and so we will experience true happiness; but if our mind is not peaceful, we will find it very difficult to be happy, even if we are living in the very best conditions.
If we train in meditation, our mind will gradually become more and more peaceful, and we will experience a purer and purer form of happiness. Eventually, we will be able to stay happy all the time, even in the most difficult circumstances.
Usually we find it difficult to control our mind. It seems as if our mind is like a balloon in the wind – blown here and there by external circumstances. If things go well, our mind is happy, but if they go badly, it immediately becomes unhappy. For example, if we get what we want, such as a new possession or a new partner, we become excited and cling to them tightly.
However, since we cannot have everything we want, and since we will inevitably be separated from the friends and possessions we currently enjoy, this mental stickiness, or attachment, serves only to cause us pain. On the other hand, if we do not get what we want, or if we lose something that we like, we become despondent or irritated.
For example, if we are forced to work with a colleague whom we dislike, we will probably become irritated and feel aggrieved, with the result that we will be unable to work with him or her efficiently and our time at work will become stressful and unrewarding.
Such fluctuations of mood arise because we are too closely involved in the external situation. We are like a child making a sand castle who is excited when it is first made, but who becomes upset when it is destroyed by the incoming tide.
By training in meditation, we create an inner space and clarity that enables us to control our mind regardless of the external circumstances. Gradually we develop mental equilibrium, a balanced mind that is happy all the time, rather than an unbalanced mind that oscillates between the extremes of excitement and despondency.
If we train in meditation systematically, eventually we will be able to eradicate from our mind the delusions that are the causes of all our problems and suffering. In this way, we will come to experience a permanent inner peace, known as "liberation" or "nirvana". Then, day and night in life after life, we will experience only peace and happiness.
Meditation is a truly transformational and empowering tool that anyone can learn. Join this casual class that does not require any pre-booking or experience.
Meditation is done in a sitting position, please arrive 10 minutes prior to the class to complete registration and payment and to settle yourself comfortably for your session. Payment is $10 per class and is not included as part of any Class Passes you may have purchased with Knead as this is a separate class.You can pay via cash or eftpos and you can sign into the class if you wish via the Knead Massage App that can be found by searching Knead Massage Brisbane on either google play or the app store.
Each class is self-contained even though they are arranged around a topic. You can attend the whole series of classes, or simply drop in to whichever ones you can.
When entering the meditation room, it is traditional to take off shoes and hats. Also, when the Teacher enters, we normally stand out of respect for Buddha’s teachings.
Tara Kadampa Buddhist Centre is one of more than 1400 centres world wide in the New Kadampa Buddhist Tradition, founded by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche. Tara Centre is a non profit, volunteer-run organisation, dedicated to helping everyone achieve true happiness through Buddha's teachings.
A half day meditation workshop
Saturday 22 October |
10am - 1pm | West End
A half-day meditation workshop
Sunday 4 December
10am - 1pm |
Knead Massage & Natural Therapies Brisbane CBD
Be guided through simple meditations that awaken your potential for a deeply kind and compassionate heart, leading to a lasting experience of inner peace and daily happiness. This retreat is suitable for everyone. It will provide an excellent introduction to meditation , as well as an opportunity for those already familiar with meditation to re-instire their practice. Enjoy this unique opportunity to experience stillness within the tranquil setting of a mountainside retreat centre in Springbrook, South East Queensland.