How to Stop Overthinking

Sun 28 Aug | 10am-1pm

In-Person & Online Workshop

Learn how to catch overthinking as it starts, so it's easier to lift your mind out of negative loops of unhelpful thoughts.

Workshop Description

When we start to train our mind using the tool of meditation, we can overcome unhelpful patterns of thinking and learn to mentally relax.

This workshop will explore key mental factors, or functions within our mind, that we can strengthen in order to improve our mental flexibility. With supple and positive minds, we become free from inappropriate attention, rumination, obsessive self-concern, anxiety – and all the various types of overthinking that we as modern people are prone to.

At this practical meditation workshop, learn how to lift your mind out of debilitating loops of negative thoughts. Resident Teacher and Buddhist nun Gen Kelsang Lhachog will explain how we can recognise the causes of overthinking inside our mind, and apply the opponents that will keep us relaxed, clear and positive.

You'll come away knowing how to:

  • lift your mind out of loops of negative thoughts
  • catch overthinking earlier so it’s easier to stop
  • recognise unhelpful exaggeration in your mind
  • replace rumination, fears and worries with positive attitudes like gratitude and acceptance
  • apply practical methods to keep your mind relaxed, calm and clear

Everybody is welcome to attend this workshop, regardless of experience. You will receive inspiration and information on how to recognise and stop overthinking, and how to keep your mind relaxed, clear and positive in the face of life’s difficulties.

In two sessions (both one and a quarter hours long) with a morning tea break, you’ll receive a teaching on Buddha’s wisdom applied to daily life, and be guided through a series of meditations to relax and strengthen your mind. You’ll have the opportunity to ask all your questions on meditation and living with wisdom to an experienced teacher.

The Teacher

Gen Kelsang Lhachog, the Resident Teacher at KMC Sydney will teach this workshop. With 25 years’ experience in meditation, Gen Lhachog explains Buddha’s teachings with sincerity and kindness, in a way that is clear and easy to apply to our daily life.

Have Your Questions Answered

Receive guidance from an experienced teacher on positive attitudes, happiness and meditation. Whether you’re coming along in person or joining the livestream, you’ll be able to ask all your questions about how to stop overthinking, overcoming worry and using meditation to increase your inner peace.

Our online classes and events are for anyone living in Greater Sydney & Wollongong areas. If you live elsewhere, you can search for a local centre here. If you can’t find a centre near you, feel free to email us at to find out how to access classes.

Booking Information

Date & Cost

Sun 28 Aug

Session 1: 10am-11.15am
Morning Tea
Session 2: 11.45am-1pm

Free for Members


Kadampa Meditation Centre Sydney
693-695 South Dowling St
Surry Hills

Also available Online

Livestream Info

  • This class is available livestream
  • Register to receive the class link
  • Video replay is available until Sun 4 Sep

COVID Protocols

  • Masks optional
  • Moderate spacing between seats in meditation room
  • Air purifiers + HVAC filtration + fresh air flow
  • Fully refundable or transferable to online if cancelled before the end of the session
  • Please do not attend if you have COVID or symptoms or you’re waiting for test results.

What to expect at a meditation workshop

Meditation Workshops are a special opportunity to take a day out to receive practical teachings that focus on solving a particular problem we are trying to resolve in our daily life.