Why Meditate With Us?

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.

Modern Buddhism

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 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.

Everybody 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 Sydney

We offer a rich program of classes and courses at the Temple in Surry Hills which is easily accessed by public transport. But we also hold 13 classes in suburbs throughout Sydney 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 Temple.

Global Community

Our Temple is part of an international network of Buddhist Centres that exists throughout Australia and the world. These Centres were all founded by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso with the express intention of bringing inner peace to every corner of globe and the wish for everyone to find deep, lasting happiness within. By creating peace in your mind through these classes, you become part of a worldwide movement to create a more peaceful world.

Global Community

Our Temple is part of an international network of Buddhist Centres that exists throughout Australia and the world. These Centres were all founded by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso with the express intention of bringing inner peace to every corner of globe and the wish for everyone to find deep, lasting happiness within. By creating peace in your mind through these classes, you become part of worldwide movement to create a more peaceful world.

What People Are Saying

As soon as I walk into the temple, I have peace. I can feel my entire body and mind shifting to a space of stillness and acceptance. Finding external refuge from the busyness of the day and internal refuge from the distracting thoughts in my mind. In this modern world, we are so lucky to have Mahasiddha Kadampa Meditation Centre!

Kate Barker
senior training & development manager

I love to come to the Temple because I always receive there advice on how to handle my life’s challenges. Through the teachings, I have also learned precious tools such as patience and compassion. This helps me in my job as a Case Manager providing home care packages to elderly people suffering from sickness and ageing.

Josette Blumberg
case manager

For me the temple is a place oozing with calm, kind, inspiring warmth. It’s a place to reflect, to connect and to be OK with my worries. I can chat over a cup of tea with others about my hopes to be kinder to myself and to those in my life while laughing about the challenges we face in this modern world just trying to practice patience! Whenever I enter the temple my shoulders drop with relief and whenever I leave the temple I feel lighter, lifted and inspired.

Camilla Martin
project manager

After attending drop-in classes in Newtown for about 12 months I was attracted to the centre to see what a day course was like. What I found was a place created to allow for meditation; it was easier to focus, to leave the stress of work or life behind. Unexpectedly I also found a community; a diverse cross section of Sydney people that met to practice meditation and learn about taking control of their lives. There’s no pressure at the centre, just friendly encouragement and understanding.

Paul Brace
architect

What I love about the temple is the opportunity to receive such meaningful teachings which I can apply in my daily life, helping to deal with whatever adversities I am facing. The classses are presented in a very simple and practical way that everyone can understand and put into practice.

Claudio Silva
customer service manager

I love coming to the temple because I get a chance to spend time with some really inspiring people and learn different techniques about how to solve my problems. It’s so wonderful to be able to have a place in my life where I can turn to any time, to have meaningful conversations and practical solutions to my problems… And, I always feel better when I leave!

Polina Gavria
aged care therapist