A Half-day Meditation Course, for everyone

Introduction to Buddhism
Saturday July 20
10am to 1pm
With Jane Douglas

Course Fee: $25 per person | No charge for Silver, Gold or Platinum support members

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This course will give an introduction to basic Buddhist philosophy for those wishing to gain a deeper understanding of Buddhist wisdom and the practice of meditation. It is suitable for beginners and particularly interesting for more advanced meditators as topics such as meditation, inner peace, karma, the 4 noble truths, past and future lives, compassion & wisdom will be covered. 

These days, many people are developing an interest in Buddhism and the Buddhist way of life, in part because of its practical approach to the problems we experience in our daily lives, and also because Buddhism is an open, flexible faith that may be practiced by anyone, regardless of their ethnicity or religious background.

Practicing Buddhist teachings (Dharma) is the supreme method for improving the quality of our lives because the quality of life depends not upon external development or material progress, but upon the inner development of peace and happiness.

Buddhism teaches us to take responsibility for ourselves, our actions, and the consequences of our actions. Through meditation we can follow the same path of inner transformation that Buddha followed and eventually attain a lasting inner peace and real power to benefit others.

The day consists of guided meditation, teachings and discussion with Q&A.


Course Schedule

10 - 11:15am - teaching and meditation

11:15 - 11:45am - break and refreshments

11:45am - 1pm - teaching and meditation


Jane Douglas

Jane Douglas
is our Teacher for this course.  Jane has studied and practised Buddhism for over twenty years, and has taught for numerous years. She enjoys giving her experience of Buddha's teachings to others.


Pre-registration is recommended, but you can also register at the door when you arrive.

Introduction to Buddhism

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No matter how difficult our external circumstances may become, for as long as we maintain a calm and peaceful mind, the situation will not be a problem for us.
Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche
How to Solve Our Human Problems