Meditate in Ballarat.

Our classes provide practical methods for improving the quality of our lives and developing inner peace through meditation and Buddhist teachings. The in-person setting fosters a supportive community and offers real-time interaction with the teacher for personalized guidance.

Classes include guided meditations and teachings to help us solve our daily problems and find the lasting happiness we seek.

No prior experience needed and you can join anytime. Everyone is welcome.

Current Class Topic

How to Love Yourself & Others.

Wednesday 8, 15, 22, 29 May | 5 Jun

In this course, you'll discover practical and inspiring instructions on how to cherish both yourself and others. Learn how to navigate challenging relationships with grace and understanding, cultivating love and compassion in every interaction. With peace and love in our hearts, our relationships will become more rewarding and long-lasting. As we develop qualities such as compassion, tolerance, acceptance, empathy, patience, generosity, and kindness, we'll not only enrich our connections with others but also foster a deep sense of self-love and appreciation.


The teacher of this class is Christielli Portela. Christielli has been teaching modern Kadampa Buddhism for a decade. As an experienced and well-loved teacher, she inspires people to use Buddhist meditation to improve their lives through her sincere example and clear teachings.

Class Details.

Class Day & Time:
Wednesdays, 7 - 8.30pm

Fee: $15, Kadampa members free | No booking required

Ballaarat Mechanics’ Institute – 117-119 Sturt St, Ballarat

Weekly Current and upcoming class courses:

• How to Love Yourself & Others | 8, 15, 22, 29 May | 5 Jun
• Anger Management | 12, 19 Jun - Public Talk on the 26 Jun
• Detox & Simplify - 3 Steps to Uncomplicate Your Life | 3, 10, 18 Jul
• Happiness, Success & the Law of Karma | 24, 31 Jul 7, 14, 21 Aug
• Embracing Change & Finding Purpose | 28 Aug | 4, 11, 18 Sep

Happiness, Confidence & The Power of the Mind - Ballarat Public Talk.

Wed 26 June | Ballarat Mechanics Institute

Meditation is a way of calming the mind, reducing stress and developing a more positive approach to life. This public talk with Buddhist Nun Kelsang Luma is the perfect opportunity to experience for yourself the inner peace and happiness that naturally arises when our mind becomes still. This feeling of inner peace will help us to cope with the busyness and difficulties of daily life and we will feel warm and well disposed towards other people thereby improving our relationships.


"Calm environment. Friendly atmosphere. Plenty of useful daily tips for a more stress free life." Kel

"My weekly classes give me the opportunity to connect with others who are searching for a peaceful life." Margaret

"I've met some really good people there." Wayne"

"This is a fantastic hour for me, after having worked all week, because it provides me the space to think and talk about spiritualism as well as spend time with friends." Yogandra