Meditation Classes Central Coast: Find Your Inner Peace and Transform Your Life
Meditation provides many benefits for the mind and body, including lower stress levels, improved concentration, and greater well-being.
Located in Umina, as well as holding classes in other areas of the Coast, the Central Coast Meditation Centre offers a variety of meditation classes to suit your needs.
Meditation Classes on Offer
Our meditation classes at the Central Coast Meditation Centre fall into two categories:
- Calm Abiding Meditation Courses
- Meditation Drop-in Classes are held on the last Sunday of each month at Umina.
- Meditation workshops and special events throughout the year – see our events page for more details.
About Our Meditation Classes
Our Calm Abiding Meditation courses will help you develop a regular meditation practice that will result in a calmer mind and warmer heart.
We have a number of resident Sakya International Buddhist Academy-qualified meditation teachers, who lead these courses across the Coast. Find out more about our team here.
Meditation Drop-in Classes on the last Sunday of each month at Umina
All experience levels are welcome to our meditation drop-in classes on the last Sunday of each month at Umina. You can learn the basics of meditation and explore different meditation techniques in a casual, relaxed setting. Come along and find out what meditation is all about.
Meditation has been used for thousands of years to promote mental and physical health. It is a simple but powerful technique that helps reduce stress and anxiety, improve focus and concentration, and promote inner calm and peace. Additionally, meditation has been shown to improve heart health and lower blood pressure.
What is meditation, and where does it come from?
Around the world, meditation has been practised for thousands of years by different cultures and religions. The goal is to achieve a mental and emotional state of calm by focusing the mind on a specific object, thought or activity.
Meditation originated in ancient India, where it was an integral part of Buddhist and Hindu spiritual practices.
It is now practised widely around the world, in both religious and secular settings. The health and medical benefits of meditation are now widely documented, and it is often recommended by health professionals to relax the body, lower blood pressure and bring calmness to the mind.
What does meditation do for you?
Meditation can have a wide range of benefits for both body and mind. Benefits include:
- Reduced stress and anxiety: Research has shown that meditation lowers cortisol levels, a stress hormone.
- Improved focus and concentration: Regular meditation can improve cognitive function and attention span.
- Greater sense of well-being: Studies have shown that meditation increases happiness and contentment.
About Central Coast
The Central Coast Meditation Centre is one of the most established Buddhist centres on the Central Coast. We are a non-profit Tibetan Buddhist organisation that provides meditation and Buddhist teachings to the local community.
Our organisation’s mission is to spread Buddha’s teachings and philosophy and teach meditation to the general public. In our work, we promote the principles of His Holiness Sakya Trizin’s lineage of Tibetan Buddhism and sponsor Tibetan Lamas to give teachings on the Central Coast.
What To Expect At A Class
Our meditation classes provide a comfortable and relaxed environment where you can learn and explore different meditation techniques. An experienced meditation instructor will guide you through our classes, which are suitable for beginners as well as meditators with some experience. You are welcome to sit on a chair or a cushion, whatever suits your body best.
Find The Class For You
Browse our upcoming classes on our website here and find the one that is right for you. In addition, we also provide courses on Buddhist teachings and philosophy that you can find here.
Important: To find out when our upcoming classes will be held, visit our What's On page and join our mailing list.
We’re Covid Safe
Our students' and teachers' safety is our top priority. COVID-19 safety measures have been implemented to ensure everyone's safety in class.
There is ample parking available for our students outside of our meditation centre.
Frequently Asked Questions
No, our classes are suitable for both beginners and experienced meditators. The teachers at our centre will guide you through the meditation process, regardless of your level of experience.
The cost of our classes varies depending on the type of class and package you choose. Please check our website here for more pricing information.
You can feel the benefits of meditation after just a few minutes of practice, but the effects may be more pronounced with regular practice. Meditation has been shown to have many beneficial effects, including reducing stress and anxiety, improving focus and concentration, and enhancing well-being.
It’s best to wear comfortable and loose-fitting clothes.
Yes, you are welcome to sit in a chair, and many of our students prefer to use a chair when meditating – it’s completely fine.
There is no need to bring anything, but you might want a water bottle, an extra cushion, and a pen and paper to take notes.
You do not need to be Buddhist to attend our classes. Our classes are open to people of all backgrounds and beliefs.
Yes, meditation can help you achieve a deeper level of relaxation and inner peace, even if you’re already relaxed. Besides improving focus and concentration, it can also promote your overall well-being.
Yes, our spiritual director Lama Choedak Rinpoche does offer online meditation classes. Please check his website here for more information.
Attending a meditation class can be helpful for beginners since it provides guidance and support from an experienced instructor. In addition, it promotes a sense of community and accountability with other members of the class, which can be beneficial for maintaining regular meditation practice.
For beginners, we recommend you start meditating for a few minutes daily and gradually increase the duration as you become more comfortable. The general recommendation is to meditate for at least 15-30 minutes per day, but it is ultimately up to the individual and what works best for you. During our classes, we’ll guide you through setting up a good routine.
Although it’s easier to meditate while sitting up, you can meditate lying down if you’d like (especially if you have a medical condition that makes it difficult to remain seated).
Yes, you can pay for the classes here via a secure online payment option.
Get in touch
Whether you are a beginner or an experienced meditator, we can help you on your journey. If you would like to learn more about our meditation classes and Buddhist teachings, contact us via the button below.