Newcomers Night

Newcomers Night


  • Welcome
  • Presentation of an aspect of Buddhism
  • Discussion
  • Tea Break
  • Led Meditation
  • Discussion
  • Good Night



We introduce traditional teachings of the Buddha in a way that is accessible and practical to everyday life in the modern world. 

Usually the format is a talk, with an opportunity for questions and discussion.

We have a set series of topics that we cycle through, covering Buddhist ethics, meditation theory and Buddhist wisdom. 

You can start coming at any point in the cycle as every night will stand alone, so there is no need for any previous knowledge.

Diagram outlining Buddhism can be found here.



We teach two Buddhist meditation practices: 

  • Mindfulness of Breathing, for developing awareness, integration and clarity of mind;
  • Development of Loving Kindness (Mettā Bhāvanā), for developing kindness to ourselves and others.

No need for any previous meditation experience. We will help you to set up in good posture and lead you fully through the practice. 

It is a drop in class so just arrive a few minutes before 7pm. No need to book.




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Suggested Donation: $15 / $10 / $5   Donate here.


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September and October block

Date Topic Presenter
1 September The Buddha and the birth of Buddhism Shraddhanita
8 September The Four Noble Truths. The Buddha's first teaching on liberation. Shraddhanita
15 September The Law of Karma. Our actions have consequences. Shraddhanita
22 September Ethics. Buddhist ethics and the principle of love. Shraddhanita
29 September Ethics. The principle of generosity and developing contentment. Akashagarbha
6 October Ethics. The principle of truthfulness and developing awareness. Akashagarbha
13 October Meditation: Awareness & the Mindfulness of Breathing Moksavajra
20 October Meditation: Positive emotion; Development of loving-kindness Moksavajra
27 October Ritual & Devotion: Engaging our emotions in our spiritual life Moksavajra
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Frequently Asked Questions

What time should I get there?

We start fairly promptly 7pm. You’re welcome to arrive any time from 6:45pm, but please try to not arrive before then as the team may still be setting up. If you arrive late, feel free to slip in quietly and place your coat and shoes in the cloakroom on the left.

Do I need to book?

No – just turn up!

Do I need to be a Buddhist?

The class is especially suited for people who are completely new to meditation and Buddhism, and suitable for everyone, regardless of your religious beliefs.

What should I wear?

There are no special requirements, just whatever is comfortable to sit in.

How much does the class cost?

We don’t charge for our classes, we simply ask that those who are able to do so make a donation to the centre to help us cover our running costs.

The suggested amount, is $5 to $15. Everyone is equally welcome, even if you cannot give anything at all.

We can take donations by card or cash.

The Team


Where to Find Us

We're upstairs at 6-8 Broomhedge St, just off Adelaide Rd. There is plenty of parking outside the centre (you can ignore the private parking signs as the other tenants only use the spaces during work hours).