WITHOUT INNER PEACE, HOW CAN WE MAKE REAL PEACE? – The Dalai Lama
Mindfulness Meditation has been used successfully around the world in the treatment of stress and anxiety. Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn introduced mindfulness meditation practices to hospital-based stress relief clinics in 1979, and now they are spread in more than 200 hospitals around USA. Through his pioneer work there are many published scientific articles now available on the benefits of mindfulness practice.
Its principle is very simple: bring your awareness to the present moment and you will notice that you are not your thoughts. Thoughts are impermanent: they arise and they pass away if we don’t engage with them. This simple fact can make us aware of the thoughts that are beneficial, the ones that are not so beneficial and give us the space and the freedom to choose.
On the practical level Mindfulness Meditation helps to improve concentration and focus, and also improves creativity.
Learn and practice some easy Mindfulness Meditation methods to help you start meditating at home more regularly and find more peace and calm in your life.
PRIVATE SESSIONS AVAILABLE FOR INDIVIDUALS, GROUPS AND BUSINESSES IN SYDNEY AREA.
For details see courses below.
UNFORTUNATELY CLASSES AT THE BUDDHIST LIBRARY HAVE BEEN CANCELLED. SINCERE APOLOGIES
CLASSES AT THE BUDDHIST LIBRARY START AGAIN ON 2 JULY 2020.
Ana will be teaching the lunch time session for all Thursdays in July or you can join the session live on Zoom. THESE CLASSES HAVE BEEN CANCELLED FOR REASONS BEYOND MY CONTROL. SINCERE APOLOGIES.
COMMUNITY SESSIONS ONLINE 2020
During the lockdown due to the coronavirus the Buddhist Library has kindly offered their teachers the opportunity to record four meditation sessions.
Below is the second session recorded by Ana with relaxation and a beautiful loving-kindness meditation.
Below is the first recording of a 30-min relaxation and mindfulness of breathing meditation by Ana Brandão.
Chanting and open awareness meditation (introduction to insight meditation.
Focusing exercise and the body scan meditation.
Contact Ana for more details: firstname.lastname@example.org or mobile: 0428 569 373.
I hope you are well and happy!
ABOUT THE TEACHER: Ana has been teaching Mindfulness Meditation in Lane Cove, Waverton, Randwick, Hunters Hill and Camperdown since 2008. She has attended 20+ intensive meditation retreats since 2004 and is a very experienced and compassionate teacher.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT MEDITATION AND RELAXATION FOR SENIORS CLICK here
Classes and Workshops
Create more time in your life! Mindfulness meditation helps us to create some space between the busy mind and the present.
Discover how mindfulness can help you deal with a busy life and understand that the energy a lot of us spend worrying about the past or the future can be used to create more space to oneself and your loved ones.
Join Dr. Ana Brandão to learn and practice simple mindfulness meditation techniques. Ana’s teachings are inspiring yet very practical.
MINDFULNESS MEDITATION CLASSES in 2020
Classes at the Buddhist Library in April/May 2020
Classes at the Buddhist Library have been stopped in March. I will update when classes return.
Buddhist Library is at 90 Church St, Camperdown, Inner West, Sydney.
For details go to: https://buddhistlibrary.org.au/events/
Contact the Buddhist Library for more details ph: (02) 9519 6054.
Dear Ana. I just wanted to thank you for sharing your knowledge, and for your wonderful classes. I really did enjoy them, and will continue to practise meditation. You are very gifted at teaching and I’m very grateful for the time I got to spend in your class. Kim
Ana, thank you so much for your teaching – I have made great strides in my approach to my life since we started 8 weeks ago, and a large part of that is because of mindfulness and my becoming aware, through your selection of readings, and your advice. Rowan
Dear Ana. Thank you for the meditation classes. I found the classes very beneficial and always looked forward to the hour of so of stillness in a busy week. Liz
FOR ‘BRINGING MINDFULNESS TO YOUR HOME’ WORKSHOPS PLEASE CHECK HERE
EXPERIENCING MINDFULNESS WORKSHOP coming soon
MINDFULNESS EXERCISES & MEDITATIONS
with Dr. Ana Claudia Brandão
Compassion and love are not mere luxuries.
As the source both of inner and external peace,
they are fundamental to the continued survival of our species. – The Dalai Lama
Join Ana for two hours of mindfulness practice and inspiration through mindfulness exercises and meditations.
This workshop is suitable for anyone with some experience in meditation and able to sit with guidance for 15-min.
Bring a blanket or shawl and a bottle of water.
Investment: $50 (includes tea) , $45 if paid by one month before
Booking and info: ring Ana on 0428 569 373
SPACES ARE LIMITED, bookings essential. Please ring or email today ana@ livinginharmony.com.au to book your place.
PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW TO LISTEN TO a 12-MIN RELAXATION
PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW TO LISTEN TO a 12-min Mindfulness of Breathing
PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW TO LISTEN TO a 13-min Metta (loving-kindness) meditation
GREEN TARA MANTRA
Click below to listen to several famous Buddhist teachers sharing the importance of meditation practice.
Click below to listen to Ajahn Brahm’s excellent talk on happiness and the causes of happiness
FOR AJAHN BRAHM TALKS ON YOUTUBE CLICK HERE.
WATCH GREAT TALK BELOW ON THE HABITS OF HAPPINESS
Metta Chants with Ven. Ariya Ñani (now Ariya Baumann)
Metta Sutta Chanted by Ven. Ariya Ñani