Lunchtime Meditation

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Date/Time
Date(s) - Jul 04 2017
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Location
University of Adelaide Health & Medical Sciences Building

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This weekly group gives people the opportunity to relax in their lunch-break,  learn meditation and meet likeminded people. The classes are generally led by Santacari Bhikkhuni, a Theravadan Buddhist nun with over 25 years meditation experience.

Dates

Meets every Tuesday Lunchtime

Times

Starts at 1.00 pm. Finishes at 1.50 pm.

We are aware your lunchbreak is limited and make a point of running on time.

Venue

Adelaide University AMHS Building
North Terrace (City West, Opposite Fenn Place)

Rooms will vary. See below for details.

Date Room
Tuesday, 25 Jul 2017 1068
Tuesday, 01 Aug 2017 1068
Tuesday, 08 Aug 2017 5052a/5052b
Tuesday, 15 Aug 2017 4050a
Tuesday, 22 Aug 2017 1068
Tuesday, 29 Aug 2017 4050a
Tuesday, 05 Sep 2017 8052a/8052b
Tuesday, 12 Sep 2017 4050a
Tuesday, 19 Sep 2017 CANCELLED
Tuesday, 26 Sep 2017 4050a
Tuesday, 03 Oct 2017 4050a

Parking and Public Transport

The Adelaide Convention Center is the nearest multistory carpark, the free tram stops outside the AMHS and many buses running along North Terrace. $6 all day parking is available at the Adelaide Entertainment centre and the free tram can be taken from there to AMHS.

Cost

It is FREE (Donations are welcome but are not requested.)

What to expect

It is informal and relaxed. You will sit in comfortable chairs and be guided through  gentle and relaxing meditation.  We are a friendly bunch of people and will help you if you are new to the group to know what to do and to feel comfortable.

No, you don’t have to sit cross-legged on the floor. Most people in this group sit in the chairs provided.

What to bring

There is no need to bring anything. We sit on chairs that are provided.
Please wear clothing which is not too revealing and refrain from wearing strong fragrances.

Level of experience

The group is for people who have never meditated before and regulars too. We get brand new meditators most weeks, so you can join us any time. If you have never meditated before you will be taught what to do. Experienced meditators are also welcome.

Commitment

The same people do not necessarily join us each week – they come on whichever session they can make it. You do not have to attend a series of weekly sessions nor do you need to attend regularly – come when you are able. If you are new to meditation it is advantageous to come for 4 or 5 weeks in a row to give yourself a chance of getting the hang of it all and to experience the different ways of meditating. Meditation is just like any form of exercise, it takes a while to get used to the ‘moves’ and become ‘fit’. We would of course be delighted if you came regularly!

What kind of people attend?

The group is run by Buddhist nuns and lay-people in a non-religous format. Should you have question about Buddhism you are free to ask. Many people who come aren’t Buddhists and come from other religious backgrounds or have no interest in religion – they just want to learn to meditate. People from any background, any age (as long as they can keep quiet) and any gender are welcome.

Why people come along

We have people attend for all sorts of reasons. For example, we have those who find it easier to meditate in a group than to meditate at home, others who are on a spiritual path and interested in Buddhism, and others who are stressed, unhappy or have had a trauma and who want to find more peace of mind.

What kinds of meditation are taught?

You will practice different kinds of Buddhist meditation. Loving kindness (metta), breath meditation, body scans and open awareness are all covered regularly. There is generally no physical movement involved.

Do I need to book?

No, just turn up.

 

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