(Weekly) Thursday Mindfulness Meditation Practice

6 February 2020 - 10 December 2020
  • Day:Thursday
  • Time:12.15PM - 1.00PM
  • No of Sessions:76
  • Duration:45 minutes
  • Organising Entity:Buddhist Library
  • Event Speaker:Practice with Guest Teacher of the month
  • Enquiries:info@buddhistlibrary.org.au or (02) 9519 6054
  • Location:Buddhist Library
  • Contribution:By donation
  • The first class of 2020: Thursday 6 February

    Every Thursday

    Time: 12:15pm – 1:00pm

    Weekly Mindfulness Meditation Practice allows you to practice meditation with others every Thursday lunchtime, and to perhaps also establish and strengthen your own meditation practice. For those of you who have done an Insight Meditation, Absolute Beginners Meditation or Mindfulness Meditation course, this class is an excellent way to continue and build on the skills you have learnt.

    Each month we will invite a guest teacher to facilitate the meditation practice. On the rare occasions when the teacher isn’t present, we’ll play a guided meditation recording and sit together.

    Come once, come every week to this informal gathering of meditation.


    February Guest Teacher: Patricia Austin

    Patricia Austin has been a Buddhist practitioner for over 20 years. Her meditation training is in the Burmese Theravada tradition. Buddhism is integral to her daily life. Patricia is a retired clinical psychologist who has previously worked in HIV/AIDS services and carried out research into the mental health of detained asylum seekers. For 19 years she worked at St Vincent’s Hospital in palliative care, providing psychological therapy to the bereaved. Patricia is married and lives in Sydney.


    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 instructions and guidance for this course are offered without requesting a fee and it is up to individuals to determine the amount of dana they would like to offer. It can sometimes be easy to become confused when we are new to this and we wonder “how much should I give?” This is a relevant question in the material economy but an appropriate dana cannot be prescribed but requires sensitivity to its intent and awareness of the costs and expenses associated with organising a course.