These days if youre not practising mindfulness of some type or another, then youre just not normal (kidding!). But, seriously, mindfulness is all the rage right now because it helps you contain your rage or even dispel it entirely! Studies have shown that regular meditation practice can literally CHANGE YOUR BRAIN and help you cope with stress, increase your focus and improve your memory. So today Postcoder helps you to find a few quiet places for self-reflection and personal growth.
Located in a lovely old terrace house in Surrey Hills, the Mahasiddha Kadampa Meditation Centre offers a range of meditation classes. From drop-in sessions to full-on courses studying Buddhas teaching, there really is something for everyone no matter what stage of enlightenment youre at. Friendly and of course, very, very relaxed, this centre is a great place to get your meditation practice started.
693-695 South Dowling Street, Surry Hills 2010 |02 9699 9902
For those who struggle with meditation, The Sydney Meditation Centre makes it oh-so-easy! Director Kevin Hume is all about practical, proven meditation techniques that anyone can learn to master. Hes into using meditation to help you cope with the stresses of work and life and giving you the techniques youll need to relax in even the most pressure-filled moments.
Suite 2, 220 Liverpool Street, East Sydney, 2010 | 02 8354 0402
Dougherty Community Centre, 7 Victor Street, Chatswood, 2067
Now, for those who have got a handle on meditation already and want to take it up a notch, Transcendental Meditation might be the next step. Promising to give you all the benefits of regular meditation plus a few nifty others (like improved vitality, dynamism and effectiveness and a younger biological age!), TM, as its commonly referred to, is surprisingly easy to learn.
Level 9, 47 York Street, CBD 2000 |(02) 9279 2721
If finding a place to calm down makes you stress out, then help is at hand. Smiling Mind, a not-for-profit initiative all about trying to make mindfulness available to everyone, has loads of meditation courses you can do online or via their handy app! Perfect for anyone, anywhere and at anytime, theres really never been an easier way to chill the heck out.