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

Dealing with Difficult People.

Wednesday 3, 10, 17, 24 Apr | 1 May

Explore Buddha's teachings on navigating challenging conversations, relationships, and situations, gaining insights into specialized methods that significantly enhance your ability to handle difficulty and achieve positive outcomes. Discover the transformative power of meditation, empowering you to approach challenges with productivity and happiness.

Instead of succumbing to feelings of anxiety, defensiveness, anger, depression, or overwhelm, meditation becomes a practice that equips you with the skills to navigate conflict and confrontation with clarity and confidence. Join our weekly drop-in classes to not only halt the dragging down effect of difficulties but also leave with practical tools that will empower you to face and overcome them.

It's time to transform the way you deal with difficult people and situations – making the seemingly impossible task of handling difficulties productively and even happily entirely possible!


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:

• Dealing with Difficult People | 3, 10, 17, 24 Apr | 1 May
• 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