Classes at the Surry Hills Temple

693-695 South Dowling St

Our Temple in Surry Hills is a peaceful meditation space that provides the perfect conditions for improving our meditation practice and deepening our peace of mind. Most of our classes at the Temple are taught by our Resident Teacher Gen Kelsang Lhachog, an ordained Buddhist nun with over 20 years experience in meditation. Everybody is welcome to attend classes at the Temple and we offer a range of options including pure meditation classes and practical advice for daily life to in-depth classes on Buddhist thought. Drop-in any week.

Meditation & Buddhism

with Resident Teacher Gen Kelsang Lhachog

Wednesdays 7.30-9pm · $15

Course Description
Holidays are meant to be when we enjoy ourselves the most, yet often we find ourselves more uptight and anxious at this time of year. Find out how to enjoy the silly season this year.
Wednesday   Dec 5 • 12 • 19

Course Description
Be introduced to simple and effective meditations to bring a still, clear mind into your daily experience. Feel inspired to kick start a meditation practice at home, and learn methods for finding and maintaining deeper mental peace.
Monday   Jan 14 • 21

Course Description
Discover the underlying causes of unhelpful habits of body, speech and mind, and how to overcome them using meditation to gain mastery over your mind. By understanding where real happiness can be found, we gain the power to let go and move forward.
Monday   Feb 4 • 11 • 18 • 25

Course Description
So often our mind feels crowded, tight or overloaded. We live with a backdrop of mental discomfort. Meditation practice shows us that we don’t need to put up with this. Learn simple, effective techniques to let go of mental unease and stress, and move towards clarity of mind.
Monday  Mar 4 • 11 • 18 • 25

Buddhist Wisdom & Practice

with Resident Teacher Gen Kelsang Lhachog

Mondays 7.30-9pm · $15
Classes in 2019 start Wed Jan 30

These weekly classes offer an opportunity to explore Buddhist wisdom and practice in depth. Classes are suitable for beginners interested in learning more about Buddhist philosophy as well as people wanting to deepen their experience of the Buddhist path. Drop in any week. Everybody welcome.

If we want to be truly happy we need to work with our mind, gradually transforming it into love, compassion, and wisdom. On this course, Gen Kelsang Lhachog will give commentary to the ‘Request to the Lord of all Lineages’ prayer which we can use to help us develop these states of mind, bringing us closer to the peace and happiness experienced by all the enlightened beings.
Oct 8 – Dec 10

Buddhist Wisdom & Practice

with Resident Teacher Gen Kelsang Lhachog

Mondays 7.30-9pm · $15
Classes in 2019 start Wed Jan 30

These weekly classes offer an opportunity to explore Buddhist wisdom and practice in depth. Classes are suitable for beginners interested in learning more about Buddhist philosophy as well as people wanting to deepen their experience of the Buddhist path. Drop in any week. Everybody welcome.

If we want to be truly happy we need to work with our mind, gradually transforming it into love, compassion, and wisdom. On this course, Gen Kelsang Lhachog will give commentary to the ‘Request to the Lord of all Lineages’ prayer which we can use to help us develop these states of mind, bringing us closer to the peace and happiness experienced by all the enlightened beings.
Oct 8 – Dec 10

Simply Meditate

with Buddhist nun Kelsang Monlam

Tuesdays 7.30-8.30pm · $12 · No Class Dec 25
Classes in 2019 start Jan 15

Escape the stress and busyness of life to discover the peace of meditation. Be guided through simple meditations that relax the mind and body, leading to a deep experience of inner peace and contentment. Drop-in any week. Everybody welcome.

Lunchtime Meditation

with Resident Teacher Gen Kelsang Lhachog

Fridays 12.30-1pm · $5 · No Class Dec 21 • 28
Classes in 2019 start Feb 1

Take time out and set yourself up for a nice weekend with these brief lunchtime meditations. Classes include a short talk and simple guided meditation. Drop-in any week. Everybody welcome.

Lunchtime Meditation

with Resident Teacher Gen Kelsang Lhachog

Fridays 12.30-1pm · $5 · No Class Dec 21 • 28
Classes in 2019 start Feb 1

Take time out and set yourself up for a nice weekend with these brief lunchtime meditations. Classes include a short talk and simple guided meditation. Drop-in any week. Everybody welcome.

Inner Peace

Saturdays 10-11.15am · $15 · No Class Dec 22 • 29
Classes in 2019 start Feb 2

Happiness depends upon inner peace. Develop inner peace, patience, and let go of painful attitudes by learning meditations that improve your relationships. With a teaching, guided meditations and brief prayers that refresh the mind, this class will help you to experience peace and happiness in your daily life. Drop-in any week. Everybody welcome.

Kids Meditation Class

with Buddhist teacher Poli Gavria

Saturday 10–11.30am · 9 Feb · 9 Mar · 6 Apr · 11 May · $7

These monthly drop-in classes introduce children to simple Kadampa Buddhist teachings and meditations designed to help them develop a happy heart. Every class will emphasise loving kindness and developing a positive mind. Classes also include simple prayers, fun activities, a fruit snack and discussions relevant to their everyday experiences.
Suggested age is 5 – 10 years.

Kids Meditation Class

with Buddhist teacher Poli Gavria

Saturday 10–11.30am · 9 Feb · 9 Mar · 6 Apr · 11 May · $7

These monthly drop-in classes introduce children to simple Kadampa Buddhist teachings and meditations designed to help them develop a happy heart. Every class will emphasise loving kindness and developing a positive mind. Classes also include simple prayers, fun activities, a fruit snack and discussions relevant to their everyday experiences.
Suggested age is 5 – 10 years.