If you are new to insight (vipassana) meditation please see the guided meditations provided on our Audio page.

You may also enjoy the Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation course offered by Gil Fronsdal from the Insight Meditation Centre in Redwood City. Here you will find instructions for walking meditation and guided metta (benevolence practice).

Please practise with these resources before coming along to our Sunday sitting group as instructions will not be provided on the night.

We meet at the Sakyamuni Buddhist Centre in Lyneham. Information about what to expect on the night can be found here, as well as directions to our meeting place.

We welcome new members and hope you can join us!

An overview of the basics

Please visit our Q&A page where you will find answers to some of the questions you may have, including information about the tradition in which we practise.

Finding a teacher

If you are interested in furthering your practice it is helpful to seek guidance from a teacher. One of the best ways to do this is to attend a meditation retreat. Most retreats are suitable for beginners with retreat schedules usually involving alternate sitting and walking periods, practice instructions, Dhamma talks and personal practice discussions with a teacher. You wont need to sit for long periods of time. Retreats vary in length – from one weekend, to one or two weeks. There are also many online options available.

Our links and resources page provides information about organisations and teachers that offer retreat opportunities in Australia.