Ganden Kadampa Buddhist Centre

Meditation Workshop

the art of self acceptance

Saturday 13 July 10am - 1pm



Are you self-critical, overly hard on yourself? Do you ever wish that it was easier to be you?

Do you sometimes compare yourself to those around you in unhelpful ways, or dwell on things you wish you’d done differently?

Self-defeating and critical thoughts so readily crowd our mind – it’s hard to let them go. These discouraging thoughts get in the way of our being able to relax, allow our good qualities to shine and for us to be the best version of ourselves.

Using Buddhist wisdom you can learn not only to truly accept and be at peace with yourself as you are right now, but also to deeply know and relate to your own extraordinary potential – it’s not as distant as you may believe.

In this workshop you will:

  • learn effective, logical, practical methods to manage and overcome disheartening self-views;
  • realise that you already have within you a powerful source of happiness and goodness that you can learn to depend upon; and
  • understand how to develop your own strong and lasting sense of self-acceptance and true confidence.

TIME: 10am to 1pm

COST: $45 (early bird price – book before 7 July) $50 after

What To Expect

There are two sessions in each workshop. They consist of an introduction, simple breathing meditation and teaching and conclude with a contemplative meditation on the teaching from that session.

Buddhist meditation involves staying alert and keeping our back straight, so we sit on chairs for the duration of the course. There’s no need to bring anything, although you may wish to bring some water and a jacket. Refreshments are provided in the break session.

Attendees come from all walks of life and there’s no need to have any meditation experience as all meditations are guided.  Everyone is welcome.

Stay For Lunch?

Enjoy a vegetarian sausage sizzle after the workshop! Gold coin donation on the day.

Belinda Read has been studying Kadampa Buddhism for many years. She is known for her kindness, warmth and enthusiasm in sharing Buddha’s teachings

Registration/sign-in - 9.45am
Session 1 - 10am – 11.15am
Break - 11.15am – 11.45am
Session 2 - 11.45am – 1pm


COST: $45 (early bird price)
Centre members $0
Bookings are essential.
  • If you are feeling unwell on the day or have been in contact with anyone who is unwell, please do not attend on the day – we will arrange a refund for you.


You are very welcome to arrive early and help our volunteers set up for the day. We also need help packing and cleaning up afterwards. If you’d like to stay and help, you are most welcome to.

We are located behind Spaghetti and Jazz in Lakeview Plaza. You can enter the shopping plaza via Commerce Drive or Ron Penhaligon Way.