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New to Buddhism or meditation?

With so much to learn and take in when you first start meditating, it’s only natural to feel overwhelmed. Our advice is the same for everyone – just dive in and do what you can. There’s no rush. We’ll be here every step of the way.

Start with the basics

Explore our self-paced courses led by the world’s best meditation teachers offering guidance, insight and the tools you need to start your journey of transformation. 

I See You Mara! From Inner Critic to Inner Freedom

Introducing Mara, the inner critic, as the tendency to judge, measure and limit our sense of self, Martin Aylward unpacks the mechanisms by which we get caught in self doubt and deficiency. If you’re after personal transformation, this course is a great place to start.

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The Four Great Tasks: Rethinking the Dharma for a Secular Age

With reference to the earliest canonical sources, Stephen Batchelor explores how one might reimagine the Dharma from the ground up. If you view Buddhism as a way of life rather from a religious perspective, this course is designed for you.

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Insight Yoga: Introduction to Meridians, Mindfulness, and Yin Yoga Postures

Sarah Powers, founder and author of Insight Yoga, shares powerful sequences that integrate yoga postures with the Buddhadharma along with understandings from Chinese medicine. If you’re interested in exploring the physical side of your practice, begin your journey here.

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Join us for Sunday Sangha!

A great place to get started is to join us for one of our freely offered live sessions, every Sunday, with one of our renowned Insight Meditation teachers. Meet like-minded people, ask questions and learn what this journey is all about, no matter your level of experience.

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When exploring Buddhist teachings for the first time, it’s normal for your mind to wander and think: “Is this really for me?” or “Do I have to be religious?”. Ease your mind by exploring the answers to some of the most common questions.

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