The Contemplative Studies Centre is delighted to invite staff and students within Melbourne Connect to try meditation as part of this free four-part course. There are only 15 places available, and we ask that if you wish to take part that you aim to commit to the whole series.
Insight Meditation is the practice of developing a mindful investigation into the nature of experience. It’s also known as Vipassana, literally translated as seeing deeply or clearly. The practice comes from the Four Foundations of Mindfulness discourse of the Buddha which is based on mindfulness of body, feelings, mind and phenomena. The discipline is rooted in the idea that we as humans have the capacity to overcome our most basic impulses, leading to an understanding of impermanence, alleviation of suffering and cultivation of compassion.
What attendees can expect
This series will run over four weeks. Each week we will explore one area of mindfulness and how it relates to everyday living. Participants will have the opportunity to listen to a short talk and experience a brief practice session with some time for reflection and questions. Each session will conclude with a takeaway challenge for continuing the practice through the week. The sessions aim to foster an inclusive environment of learning with a beginner’s mind and cultivate kindness from guided inquiry.
* There is an air purifier in the room and attendee numbers have been limited.
* Do not come to the event if you are unwell, even with very mild symptoms.
* Face masks are not currently required (except for household contacts/close contacts, who must wear one on campus) but you are welcome to wear one if you want to.
* Let the organiser know immediately if you become unwell during the event.