The MIDL meditator seeks to find the middle path by neither suppressing nor avoiding any experience, but rather by softening into and unifying within the experience itself.
The MIDL Meditation System is a systematic Buddhist insight meditation practice based on the Satipatthana Sutta, that has been designed for daily life. The MIDL meditator seeks to find the middle path by neither suppressing nor avoiding any experience, but rather by softening into and unifying within the experience itself. This path leads to the fading of attraction and aversion towards pleasant and unpleasant feeling and a seamless integration of meditation into daily life.
Established in 1989, the Centre is set in 2 acres of garden in Medlow Bath, a town in the beautiful Blue Mountains of New South Wales, 2 hours drive west of Sydney. The method of meditation followed in this Centre is Satipatthana Vipassana or Insight Meditation.
Bodhisaddha provides a forest sanctuary in which monks and laypeople have the opportunity to encounter and practice the path of spiritual development taught by the Buddha.
The resident community of monks have an ideal environment to cultivate lives of meditation and service, while allowing visitors to receive teachings and to develop qualities of generosity, faith, mindfulness and wisdom in line with the Buddhist path.
Dedicated towards bringing peace into the lives of individuals and the surrounding community, Bodhisaddha welcomes all traditions that share this vision.
The monastery is situated in the western suburb of Ellen Grove and its premises has been blessed with a flourishing Bo-Tree which not only evokes the deep devotion in the minds of people, but also lifts the aesthetics of the surrounding serene environment. SLBM is maintained by the Buddhist community and it serves the spiritual needs of a large number of devoted Buddhists residing in suburban Brisbane and also, other provincial cities and towns in Queensland. The volunteer work of the Resident monks and the supportive role played by the laity by way of monetary donations help the long-term sustenance and progressive development of the monastery.
Buddha Bodhivana Monastery is a branch monastery of the late Phra Bodhinyana Thera (Venerable Ajahn Chah b.1918 d.1992), the well-known and respected north-east Thai Meditation Master. Venerable Ajahn Kalyano is the Abbot of the monastery and resident teacher.
Buddha Bodhivana Monastery is primarily a training monastery for Buddhist monks (bhikkhus), novices (samaneras) and postulants (anagarikas), but it also provides a supportive environment in which individuals, families, visitors and residents are given the opportunity to be in contact with the principles of the Buddha’s teachings and to cultivate those same qualities in their own lives. The monastery is a place to study, practice and cultivate the central elements of the Buddha’s Path: generosity, virtue, mental cultivation, wisdom, and compassion.
The Bodhgaya Development Association (BDA) is a small organisation set up to support projects in the Bodhgaya region of Bihar State in India. The BDA currently provides funds for two projects. The Pragya Vihar School provides education for children of the very poor who would otherwise receive no schooling. Mahisi Gyanodaya Abhiyan is a literacy project (administered by Sister Jessie) which uses a unique model of self-help for participating villages.
A variety of programmes are offered throughout the year both residential and non-residential including regular groups, day, weekend and week long retreats, and other supportive courses and events.
A group to explore and share the Buddha’s meditations and liberating insights
Suitable for those who have a practice or are comfortable sitting for 40 mins. We welcome beginners to sit with us but please be aware we don’t have a regular teacher who can provide introductory sessions. You can however find a number of introduction to meditation talks and guided meditations online (see suggested links below for examples).
Insight-Vipassana is the liberating process of seeing deeply into the way things are. The Buddha's teachings allow us to cultivate inner calmness and wellbeing in order to directly perceive the habitual patterns of mind that create stress. When we see these limitations we are free to open and explore a creative life. Heart Insight is a group suitable for those who are interested in developing liberating meditation practices and insights.
Sri Lankan Buddhist Vihara. Resident Monk: Ven. M. Nandaratana Thero.
A Thai-styled Buddhist temple.
SIM is a not-for-profit association to support insight (or vipassana) meditation, a practice that the Buddha himself founded over 2500 years ago. SIM organises workshops, talks and retreats with both Australia-based and overseas renowned meditation teachers. The programs, except where noted, are suitable for beginning as well as experienced meditators. SIM does not offer weekly sittings but is affiliated with several local meditation groups (sanghas) which do.
Tallowwood Sangha is a meditation group practicing in the Insight Meditation tradition under the guidance of Sexton Bourke and Will James, both members of the Insight Teacher Circle Australia.
Wat Phrayortkeo temple belongs spiritually to the Lao Buddhist community and to all Buddhists throughout NSW. and Australia as a whole. It is a sacred place where all Buddhists may gather to express their religion and culture. This temple is a place where all Lao Buddhists can worship, celebrate and find a serene life.
The Panditarama Sydney Meditation Centre (PSMC) was established in 2000 by our Venerable Sayadaw U Panditabhivamsa of Panditarama Shwe Taungone Meditation Centre of Yangon to contribute the experience of Dhamma to meditators (yogis). It is one of the Buddhist meditation institutions in Sydney and it is open all year round.
The Lankarama Buddhist temple is a place of devotion, worship and meditation for all Buddhists. It is a place of assembly for people interested in the teachings of the Buddha and the practice of Buddhism. It is an abode for resident and visiting Buddhist monks. Abbot: Ven. Rajakeeya Pandita Dhammagavesi.
Wat Buddha Dhamma is a Theravadin Forest Monastery devoted to the training of monks, nuns and lay practitioners. People are welcome to visit and it is possible to arrange to stay as a guest for a period of time, sharing in the lifestyle of the monastic community. The Wat encourages the development of seclusion, simplicity and renunciation. It is the dedicated commitment to this way of life that facilitates a communal atmosphere where people of diverse backgrounds, nationalities, and personalities can live in harmony and to practice the Teachings of the Lord Buddha to realise Ultimate Liberation.
The Buddhist Library and Meditation Centre is a non-sectarian, not-for-profit religious and educational organization based in Camperdown, Sydney. The centre was founded in 1992 by a group of individuals committed to raising public awareness about Buddhism. The core aim is to provide courses, information and Buddhist resources to its members, the public, other Buddhist organisation in Australia, and the media.
Sunnataram Forest Monastery is a Theravada Buddhist monastery in the Thai forest tradition. The monastery was established in July 1990, and is situated on the outskirts of Bundanoon in the Southern Highlands.
Aloka has a meditation programme suitable for beginners and practitioners. Many people have come to Aloka to learn to meditate and benefited from this important living skill.
An Insight Meditation (Vipassana) sitting group based on the North Shore of Sydney and under the general guidance of Subhana Barzaghi. The group is for people who have some background in meditation and who are comfortable sitting for 40 minutes in silence.