Teachings at Sangha Lodge:

1. Wednesday Night Teaching and Meditation

Our weekly Dhamma talk and meditation practice is held EVERY Wednesday night. It begins at 7.30 with a Dhamma talk by a resident Sangha member or a visiting teacher. The talk is followed by around 45 minutes of silent or guided meditation. Community members and Sangha often stay for a cup of tea afterwards.

Please try to arrive a few minutes early to allow the talk to start on time.

A cash donation is appreciated but not compulsory.

Beginners and experienced practitioners are welcome

When: Every Wednesday night from 7.30 pm

Where: Sangha Lodge, 20 Victoria Street, Lewisham.

Guest Speakers

17 September 2014 - Venerable Somaloka

Venerable Ratmalane Somaloka is a meditation teacher trained in Sri Lanka and has studied Zen meditation in Japan in 1972, he established the Australian Buddhist Vihara, the first Buddhist meditation center in Australia in the Blue Mountains in New South Wales. He was the head of the Institute until 2000. Ven Somaloka holds a Ph.D in acupuncture from the University of Health Science/Oriental Medical Institute of Hawaii and an MA in clinical psychology from the American School of Professional Psychology/Argosy University (Hawaii). He holds an MA in philosophy. He is currently a member of the Australian Counselling Association and American Psychological Association. At present he directs the Mindfulness Meditation and Psychological Counselling Center in Sydney. His interest is in combining physical and mental healing techniques in promoting awareness of psychological and physical wellbeing. He spends his time in Australia and USA continuing his study, teaching and practice of holistic medicine, psychological counselling and meditation.

Venerable Ratmalane Somaloka will be teaching at Sangha Lodge on 17 September from 7.30 - 9.00 pm.


2. Yoga

At Sangha Lodge we practice a classical Hatha style of yoga that is suitable for all bodies and all levels of fitness. Even difficult looking postures can be modified so that anyone can do them. A consistent yoga practice will make you stronger and more flexible and you'll be able to move more easily. Yoga will lift your mood and has been shown to benefit many chronic illnesses.

Practicing the yoga postures allow us to meditate on the body in action and gain a profound understanding and knowledge of its nature. We develop a deep appreciation for the miraculous way in which the body functions and at the same time we become less attached to fixed ideas about the way the body should look and be.

Your teacher, Sue Toohey, is a fully qualified member of the International Yoga Teachers' Association.

Our practice space is limited so it's best to call before attending class for the first time (0421 973 785)

Where: Sangha Lodge Buddhist Centre, 20 Victoria St, Lewisham, Sydney

When: Tuesdays and Thursdays 6.30 pm - 8.00 pm

Cost: Casual class $15 ($13 concession) or 5 classes for $65 ($50 concession). Part of your class fees goes to help support Sangha Lodge.

To enrol call Sue on 9660 4448 or 0421 973 785


3. Monday Night Group Meditation

All welcome to join the group for about 55 mins of Silent Sitting. It begins at 7.30 pm. There is no teaching or any guided meditation.

If the Monday falls on a public holiday, there will be no practice on that day.

Where: Sangha Lodge, 20 Victoria St, Lewisham

When: Every Monday from 7.30 pm