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 Resident Teacher Kelsang Lhachog

Wednesdays 7.30-9pm · $15

Course Description
Don’t let stress and worry rule your life. Learn practical methods to stay calm, feel in control and worry less.
Wednesday  Nov 22 · 29 · Dec 6 · 13 · 20

Course Description

Discover the essential habits of happy people. Learn how to turn situations from bad to good. Profoundly transform your state of mind.

Wednesday  Jan 10 • 17 • 24 • 31

Course Description
Learn how to surf life’s problems effectively. Stop feeling overwhelmed by difficulties. Stay calm and in control no matter what life throws your way.
Wednesday  Feb 7 • 14 • 21• 28

Course Description
Transform every moment of your life through meditations on love and compassion.
Overcome negative attitudes and experience a positive and joyful mind.
Wednesday  Mar 7 • 14 • 21 • 28

Course Description
Distinguish between love and attachment. Free yourself from limiting views of others. Experience long-lasting and fulfilling relationships.
Wednesday  Apr 4 • 11 • 18

In-Depth Buddhism

with Resident Teacher Kelsang Lhachog

Mondays 7.30-9pm · $15
*Classes start Mon Feb 5*
No class 2 Apr, 23 Apr, 11 Jun, 1 Oct

This class is perfect for those wishing to deepen their experience and understanding of the Buddhist path. Kelsang Lhachog will give commentary to the book How to Understand the Mind, a practical handbook on Buddhist psychology and an indispensable tool for those wishing to harness the power of their mind to improve the quality of their daily life. Drop-in any week. Everybody welcome.

In-Depth Buddhism

with Resident Teacher Kelsang Lhachog

Mondays 7.30-9pm · $15
*Classes start Mon Feb 5*
No class 2 Apr, 23 Apr, 11 Jun, 1 Oct

This class is perfect for those wishing to deepen their experience and understanding of the Buddhist path. Kelsang Lhachog will give commentary to the book How to Understand the Mind, a practical handbook on Buddhist psychology and an indispensable tool for those wishing to harness the power of their mind to improve the quality of their daily life. Drop-in any week. Everybody welcome.

Simply Meditate

with Buddhist nun Kelsang Monlam

Tuesdays 7.30-8.30pm · $12
no class Dec 23, 30
*Classes in 2018 start Jan 16*

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 22, 29
*Classes in 2018 start Feb 2*

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 22, 29
*Classes in 2018 start Feb 2*

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 Buddhist nun Kelsang Monlam

Saturdays 10-11.15am · $15
*Classes starts 3 Feb*
No class 31 Mar, 21 Apr, 23 Jun, 18 Aug

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 · Feb 24, Mar 24, Apr 28 · $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 ·
Feb 24, Mar 24, Apr 28 · $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.