Buddhism for Beginners

Buddhism made simple.

Introduction to key Buddhist practices and concepts. Useful whether you are religious or not, with an emphasis on applying ancient wisdom to modern life.


buddhism-for-beginnersCOURSES IN THIS SERIES
  • Foundation Course (8 weeks)
  • Buddhism in a Nutshell (1 day)
  • How Buddhism Helps (3 weeks)
  • Buddhist Path of Peace and Purpose (8 weeks)
  • Eight Steps to Turn Your Life Around (1 day)
  • Everyday Dharma for Daily Life (4 weeks)

Most of the courses are a regular weekly class of 8 weeks, held either during the day or the evening. There are a couple that are 3-week short courses. We also run 1-day intensives on similar topics. It takes at least a year before we repeat the material!

Sample a Soundfile

Miffi Maxmillion - September 19, 2017

Everyday Dharma 1

Everyday Dharma for Daily Life

From Series: "Everyday Dharma for Daily Life"

Whether we are religious or not—we all want to make the most of our life and not be caught in wasting time on distractions! Discover how to make every moment of the day meaningful, regardless of work, and how to transform our mundane activities into the path to lasting happiness.

Everyday Dharma WORKSHEET 1     Everyday Dharma HANDOUT 1     Everyday Dharma NOTES 1

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Miffi Maxmillion - February 7, 2017

1 What is a Buddhist? / Gompa etiquette

Foundation Course

From Series: "Foundation Course"

Key Buddhist topics to help us live with an open heart and a clear mind (how to meditate, our potential for buddhahood, faith based on logic and experience, death and reincarnation, karma and compassion) Includes hands-on practice in sitting comfortably, setting up an altar and a developing a daily practice.

Foundation Course - Etiquette     Foundation Course PPT 1     Foundation Course - What is a Buddhist?

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Even if the course has already started, you are most welcome to come along and join the weekly classes, as each class is designed as a stand-alone topic.

What People Say

  • I attended the Buddhist Path of Peace and Purpose last night and just wanted to say thank you. I am so pleased I finally made the time to attend! Ven. Drolkar was fantastic. She explained the concepts clearly, with a warmth and great sense of humour. I made my way home last night feeling a definite sense of calmness and a confidence that I had made a very important first step.

    Rebecca Blackmore, 2014
  • I thought I would quickly send through an email to thank you for a fantastic informative orientation yesterday. I am really keen to get involved in the Foundation Course now!

    Cliff Paterson, 2013