Community Sessions

Building a community of practice

 

Come sit with us

We wish to open up a space for people to gather in the spirit of practice.

We believe that by sitting and meditating together we’re better able to support one another in our practice and foster a deeper sense of community and connectedness.

So our community sessions are for us to come together as a community so we can explore and share our experiences with contemplative practice.

When:

We will be gathering twice a week

Sunday evenings from 7:00pm – 8:30pm

and

Wednesday evenings from 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Please aim to arrive 15 minutes before the session commences so as to not disturb other meditators.

 

Where:

Chapel of Hope, Community Church of St Mark’s

100 Hodgkinson Street, Clifton Hill

The Chapel is up the laneway between the Church (on the right) and the Aikido Hall (on the left). You can access the chapel via the stairs at the end of the laneway

 

What:

Our Sunday Community Sessions are intended for intermediate/experienced meditators. The level of guidance will tend towards silence or self-guided practice. There will be time for discussion of practice related challenges afterwards.

Our Wednesday Discovery Sessions are intended for beginners or those seeking more instruction. There will be two guided practice sessions and plenty of time for Q&A afterwards.

 

How much:

$10 to help us cover room hire costs

Concession available for those with financial difficulties. No one will be turned away.

 

What to bring:

We have chairs and meditation cushions for seated meditation and plenty of blankets but feel free to bring a yoga mat or any props you may require. In the cooler months the chapel is heated but in any case please wear suitable loose-fitting clothing.

We’ve moved to the popular platform Meetup to manage all of our Community Sessions. To keep up-to-date with what’s happening and to RSVP to Community Sessions you can join our Meetup Community by following these steps:

1. Visit Meetup.com and register an account or sign-in

2. Go to our Contemplary Community page and click ‘Join this group’

3. Check out our Upcoming Events and click ‘Attend’ on the session you would like to participate in

If you install the Meetup app on your smartphone you will be able to RSVP to our sessions, receive reminders and be notified of any changes or cancellations.