Healing Power of Vipassana Meditation: an Introductory Course

18 June 2024 - 27 August 2024
  • Day:Tuesday
  • Time:7.00PM - 8.30PM AEST
  • No of Sessions:3
  • Duration:1.5hours
  • Organising Entity:Buddhist Library
  • Event Speaker:Grahame White
  • Enquiries:info@buddhistlibrary.org.au or (02) 9519 6054
  • Location:Buddhist Library
  • Attendance Mode:In Person Only Event
  • Contribution:By donation
  • Course Details:

    18 June 2024

    9 July 2024

    27 August 2024

    In this three week course we will be taking a step by step approach to meditation. Starting with the basic theory behind the practice, the benefits of practice and what we can expect from our practice. The instruction will be given so our practice can grow, step by step. You will learn sitting meditation, walking meditation and how to bring meditation into your daily life to help with everyday stresses. Loving Kindness Meditation (Metta) will also be included. The course will include meditation sitting periods and Q&A on the topic. It’s suitable for both beginners and seasoned meditators.

    To gain the most benefit from the teachings, it is recommended that new participants attend all sessions.

    These classes will be held in person at the Library only. Please register so we know the numbers attending the Library


    Teacher profile

    Grahame has been involved in Buddhist meditation practice for over 40 years. He began his study in England in 1969 before being ordained as a Buddhist monk for one year in BodhGaya, India in 1971. He took a primary role in the establishment of Vipassana meditation in the tradition of Mahasi Sayadaw in Australia and co-founded the Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Center. He currently leads introductory and day-long courses in Sydney and Wollongong, and also regularly teaches longer intensive retreats in the United States. Grahame has also helped pioneer a workshop format of teaching that enhances the transfer of mindfulness from the formal sitting practice into daily life. He teaches a classical tradition of insight meditation with a relaxed, accessible style.


    All Sessions are by Donation (Dana) to the Buddhist Library. All donations to the Buddhist Library of $2 and over are tax deductible.

    Dana is the traditional practice of generosity, the extending of one’s goodwill, which is fundamental to Buddhism and other spiritual traditions. The dana you give is shared equally with the teacher and the Buddhist Library. This helps to maintain the Library and supports the teacher so that they may offer more teachings on the Dhamma in the future. It is up to each person to determine the amount of dana they’d like to offer. We understand that this is a difficult time financially for many, and people will give what they can. An appropriate dana can’t be prescribed but requires sensitivity to its intent and to the individual’s own situation, as well as awareness of the cost of organising events and supporting teachers who spread the Dhamma