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 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 Buddhist Teacher Kelsang Monlam

Wednesdays 7.30-9pm · $15

Course Description
By overcoming distractions and increasing our ability to focus, we are able to gain more control over our mind and, therefore, our life.
Wednesday   Sep 12 • 19 • 26 • Oct 3

Course Description
Buddha taught that the mind has the power to create all pleasant and unpleasant objects. Discover how to harness the power of your mind to experience pure happiness.
Wednesday  Oct 10 • 17 • 24 • 31

Course Description
We all tend to default to anger, stress and frustration when faced with conflict or challenging situations. Learn how to deal with life’s difficulties with a calm and peaceful mind.
Wednesday   Nov 7 • 14 • 21 • 28

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

Buddhist Wisdom & Practice

with Resident Teacher Kelsang Lhachog

Mondays 7.30-9pm · $15

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.

Learn how to take and keep the Bodhisattva vows concluding with an opportunity take the Bodhisattva Vow in the final week.
Aug 20 – Sep 24

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, 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 Kelsang Lhachog

Mondays 7.30-9pm · $15

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.

Learn how to take and keep the Bodhisattva vows concluding with an opportunity take the Bodhisattva Vow in the final week.
Aug 20 – Sep 24

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, 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

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 Kelsang Lhachog

Fridays 12.30-1pm · $5
No Class Dec 21 • 28

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 Kelsang Lhachog

Fridays 12.30-1pm · $5
No Class Dec 21 • 28

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

with Resident Teacher Kelsang Lhachog

Saturdays 10-11.15am · $15
No Class Dec 22 • 29

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 · 6 Oct · $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 · 6 Oct · $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.