One-on-one Dhamma and meditation instruction
We provide personalized instruction and guidance on the subjects of wisdom, moral conduct, and meditation.
The first step is to get to know you and your strengths and to work together, building on your strongest attributes, to discover which of the myriad Buddhist practices you are best suited for. The Buddha did not teach a one-size-fits-all method and we will work with you to determine which of the practices gives you the best result, which is the gradual abating of suffering.
GDC runs regular 2, 2.5, and 3-hour workshops on weekends that work as practice intensives on subjects such as breath meditation, lovingkindness meditation, harmlessness (moral conduct), and Sutta studies. These are groups of no more than six students where discussions and questions are encouraged. Click here to see what is currently on offer.
Weekly Group Meditation
Currently, two weekly group meditation sessions are offered: Lovingkindness (Wednesday evening, 6-8:30 pm in Eastern Australia) and Brahmvihara - Lovingkindness, Compassion, Sympathetic/Empathetic Joy, and Equanimity (Wednesday evening, 6-8:30 pm in the Eastern United States). If you have a group of friends in Australia or the United States interested in forming a meditation group centred around a different practice, time or day, get in touch here.
GDC guides practitioners through monthly courses on practices such as breath mindfulness & meditation, lovingkindness mindfulness & meditation, the heart of the Dhamma (the Buddha's fundamental teachings), and harmlessness practice (moral conduct).
Therapy to Facilitate Dhamma Practice
We understand that significant trauma can sometimes impede our ability to practice the Dhamma. Sometimes even simple meditation practice is not possible due to deep wounds that are impacting one's ability to be still and peaceful. At GDC, our resident therapist and practicing Buddhist Ryan R. Gorman of gentlyheal.me is available to work with prospective practitioners. Ryan brings her extensive experience working with trauma and childhood attachment wounds to provide gentle guidance towards the possibility of healing trauma and practicing the Dhamma.