Mindfulness Practice Groups

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Ongoing Practice Groups

Mindfulness practice groups in Sydney and MelbourneHere are links to our ongoing mindfulness practice groups in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Online

Sydney - Mindfulness Practice Groups
Melbourne - Mindfulness Practice Groups
Perth - Mindfulness Practice Groups
Online - Practice Groups



Day of Mindfulness Events - for Openground MBSR Graduates

day of mindfulness in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and PerthHere are Links to Term 1 2018 Day of Mindfulness Events

Day of Mindfulness - Sydney - 10 March 2018
Day of Mindfulness - Sydney - 11 March 2018
Day of Mindfulness - Melbourne
Day of Mindfulness - Brisbane
Day of Mindfulness Perth

Quarterly Day of Mindfulness


The quarterly Day of Mindfulness is an opportunity for people who have done the course, and the teachers of the course, to come together to spend a day practicing meditation. Over the course of the day, we will spend most of the time in silence, and some time sharing our experience. You will be led through various meditations including sitting, walking, and stretching. There will also be time spent in the beautiful surrounds ... light, birds and trees.

This day of meditation training provides time and space for focused practice which can refresh mindfulness skills and strengthen ongoing practice at home.

Openground MBSR Graduates can register for our Day of Mindfulness Events


Openground Practice Groups


At the end of the eight week course most people feel the desire to continue engaging in the practice with some support. Your teacher will be able to let you know what options are available in your area.
Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane offer ongoing mindfulness meditation practice groups. These are drop in groups so there is no need to register.
Click here for details of Openground Practice Groups in Melbourne and Sydney


Secular Buddhist practice groups


The MBSR program you have been exploring comes directly from the four foundations of mindfulness, from the Western Insight tradition. There are many secular Buddhist groups offering ongoing practice and exploration which would deepen what you have been learning in the MBSR course.

These groups also offer longer retreats. Here are a few leads for you to explore:

Insight meditation

Insight (Vipassana) meditation is the simple and direct practice of moment-to- moment mindfulness. Through careful and sustained observation, we experience for ourselves the ever-changing flow of the mind/body process. This awareness leads us to accept more fully the pleasure and pain, fear and joy, sadness and happiness that life inevitably brings. As insight deepens, we develop greater equanimity and peace in the face of change, and wisdom and compassion increasingly become the guiding principles of our lives.

Australia wide: www.dharma.org.au
Sydney: Sydney Insight Meditators www.sydneyinsightmeditators.org
Melbourne: Dhamma Sukha Meditation Centre www.dhammasukha.org.au
Perth: Perth Insight Meditation Group www.pimg.org
Adelaide: Ashtree Sangha http: www.dharma.org.au
Alice Springs: Desert Budhha Sangha www.dharma.org.au
Hobart: Vipassana meditation www.pabha.dhamma.org
Brisbane: www.dharma.org.au


What People Are Saying

I gained a lot from this course! I would definitely recommend it to friends and already have. I hadn’t been feeling ‘myself’ at the start of the course, and hadn’t been for almost a year. I had long term RSI which has gotten better in the 8 weeks – not 100% yet, but better than 6-8 months of physio beforehand! I feel myself again, and friends and work colleagues have noticed I seem happier, less stressed and I feel able to cope with stresses easier.

Tracey, 2017

Inner strength, confidence through knowing myself better, a more positive view of my future knowing that all I need is to turn into my pain and remember it will pass

Anna, 2016

It has definitely changed relationships in my life. Also it has helped me deal with confrontation a lot better. It has helped me become a lot more task focussed and given me the skill to see where my mind often wanders and why it goes to certain places. Loved the course and would recommend it to everyone.

Lacee, 2015

The course has made me feel a lot calmer in a busy life. It has reminded me to stop and smell the roses. It has taught me that awareness – is just that – not complicated! That meditation is not about stopping all thoughts but acknowledging them and letting them pass and then focussing back on the here and now.

Lisa 2016

It is hard to verbalise the surprisingly profound impact this experience (so much more than a course) has had on me. It has been so complete—spiritually, emotionally, professionally and intellectually.

Patrick 2016