SIA Regular Online Meditation Practices
(Click here to see our program of Online Tsok, Anniversary & Wheel Day Practices)
Our regular meditation practices will continue to be offered online due to ongoing Covid-19 restrictions as well as the enthusiasm with which they have been embraced.
Meditation is the basis of all Buddhist practices. From the time of the Buddha until today, countless men and women have practised meditation and personally discovered the innate goodness or pure nature the Buddha sought to show us. The meditation techniques of shamata and vipashyana offer a practical method for awakening to the peace and clarity of our true nature. By breaking through the circle of our self-absorbed distraction and connecting with the open space of insight, qualities such as strength, wisdom and compassion naturally dawn.
The meditation practices are:
DAILY 20 minute Morning Meditation - 7.00am AEST (Sydney, Australia time)
This 20 minute meditation is being offered by SIA Instructors and/or other experienced practice hosts seven days a week from 7.00-7.30 am. The regular hosts are currently Steve Cline, Jakob Leschly, Zangmo McDermott and Sarah Wilkinson. Anyone is welcome to join, although since there is little to no guidance, beginners to Buddhism who are interested to learn more about the underpinnings of Buddhist meditation practice may be interested in joining the Saturday and Monday practices shared here as well.
Please use this recurring Zoom link to join the daily morning meditation *Note - this link has been updated on the 7th of April 2021.
Meeting ID: 840 7896 7606
Online Daily Bhumisparsha Practice
Daily at 7.30 am: AEST (Sydney, Australia time) Recitation Practice of Buddha Shakyamuni mantra dedicated to remembering the Buddha
This will be an opportunity to practice in an online sangha context and accumulate the dharani, or mantra, of the Buddha. You can join these daily practice sessions by using the same Zoom Meeting link that applies to the morning meditation session:
Click here to download the ‘Treasury of Blessings’ liturgy.
Monday Study and Practice with Jakob Leschly
EVERY MONDAY 5:00-7.30 pm AEST (Sydney, Australia time)
This regular study and practice group for our SIA Members is suited to beginners and experienced practitioners alike. If you are interested in becoming a member of SIA please click here
- 5 to 6 pm Class on Abhidharma, the psychology of meditation.
- 6 to 6.30 pm- Introduction to meditation
- 6.30pm to 7.30pm. Meditation practice
To register for the webinar click here.
Saturday Shamata/Vipashyana Practice hosted by Bridget Gebbie
EVERY SATURDAY – 3.00-4.00 pm AEST (Sydney, Australia time)
This one hour guided shamata/ vipashyana meditation practice helps us to go more deeply into the practice of meditation, with the support of a group. Readings from texts about the techniques and benefits of meditation are sometimes incorporated into the practice as a support and reminder.
Please click here to join via Zoom each Saturday:
Meeting ID: 818 5862 7413