KMC Sydney Memberships

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Why Become a Member?

  1. When you become a member of KMC Sydney you’re actively supporting the flourishing of Dharma in Greater Sydney and throughout the world.
  2. Not only are you helping Dharma flourish in the world, but you’re also committing to your own spiritual growth – making a statement in your own life about the prominent role you want to give to Buddha’s teachings in your life.
  3. Becoming a supporting member of KMC Sydney is the most economical way to enjoy all our classes (in person or online), urban retreats, day courses and branch classes at no cost. If you attend the Centre and / or branch classes regularly, your membership will represent a substantial savings over the pay-as-you-go option.
  4. Members are entitled to discounted admission to special events.
  5. While the Centre largely relies on membership fees to provide classes throughout the year, a significant portion of our profit is donated to the International Temples Fund. That means your money starts off at KMC Sydney but often has a global impact.
  6. Your membership fees also give you access to our three study programs. If you choose to commit to a study program such as Foundation Program or the Teacher Training Program, this cost is included in your membership.
  7. KMC Sydney members have the additional benefit of having access to our online classes.  Click here to find out which classes are live-streamed.
  8. When you become a member of KMC Sydney you simultaneously become part of our extended spiritual family. This all happens in the same moment! You can’t be a member of KMC Sydney and also a stranger to us. Welcome to our community.

Choose your Membership

Benefits include all weekly classes, half and full day courses, on-site guided retreats, empowerments, online live streaming and discounted attendance to most off-site events.
All of the benefits of membership in addition to supporting the development of Kadampa Temples and Centres globally by donation to the International Temples Project.
Not ready to join? Then trial the benefits of our membership without the commitment of the 3-month minimum membership period. One trial per person. New students only.
This membership includes online only access to our Tuesday night class, Wednesday night class, Saturday morning class, monthly courses and all Tsog Pujas. Conditions apply.

Membership FAQ

Membership of KMC Sydney is open to people who live within the catchment area.  This includes local government areas included within Greater Sydney, the Blue Mountains and Wollongong.  It doesn’t not include postcodes within the Central Coast, Newcastle or Canberra areas as there are local centres in these regions.

Under certain conditions we are able to offer an Online Only membership option.  Conditions include:

  • You live outside of metro Sydney with a NSW postcode greater than 2234.
  • OR, you have or are caring for someone with a disability that prevents you from attending classes at our centre or any of our branches.
  • AND, you do not live within 20km of a Kadampa Meditation or Buddhist Centre with a live streaming program.  For example Central Coast or Newcastle.

If you live outside of New South Wales please contact your nearest Kadampa Meditation or Buddhist Centre to join their online program.

Exceptions can be made for residents of NSW who are unable to attend their local centre due to distance or personal circumstances, but only if their closest centre does not provide live stream classes.

Please contact us at admin@meditateinsydney.org to apply for a membership exception.

Your membership does NOT include attendance to off-site special events (such as public talks with visiting teachers) and off-site retreats, however discounts apply to most of these events. Joint-Centre events (such as the annual Regional Event) are not included as part of your membership.

Meditation & Buddhism and Simply Meditate Classes
Booking is not required for any of these classes throughout Sydney. Simply let the class assistant know your name and that you’re a Centre Member and fill in the sign-in sheet as usual.

Courses
Bookings are required for all courses and special events. Check the “Member Registration” section on the webpage of the particular event you’re interested in.

As soon as you register you can use your membership right away.

Kadampa Meditation Centre Sydney is part of a global organisation and we have many Kadampa Centres throughout Australia and worldwide. Each of our Centres are independent registered not-for-profit organisations and / or charities, so your membership only covers classes and courses directly affiliated and organised by Kadampa Meditation Centre Sydney.

No. Membership benefits apply to one adult member only and are not transferable.

Except for the 28-day Trial Membership, there is a minimum period of three months.

Note that a minimum sign-up period of three months applies to all members. If you wish to cancel your membership any time after the initial three month period, please send an email to info@meditateinsydney.org with two weeks of notice. Should you wish to re-start a centre membership any time after this, you will be required to sign up again for a minimum period of three months.

These classes are live streamed to members at the following times*:

Tuesdays 7 – 7.30pm Simply Meditate class. For more information on this class click here.

Wednesdays 7 – 8.30pm Main Meditation class with Resident Teacher, Kelsang Jangsem. For more information on this class click here.

Saturdays 10 – 10.30am Simply Meditate class. For more information on this class click here.

Tsog Pujas – Wishfulfilling Jewel, Offering to the Spiritual Guide and Kangso. For days and times view our puja calendar here.

Half Day and Full Day Courses We hold courses every month. Check our course calendar here.

*Please note: classes are broadcast live only – no catch up or recording is available. The video will auto start where the class is up to when you join, not at the beginning.

This short video explains how to access live-stream classes.

This short video explains how to reset your password.