Thursdays during school terms
19:00 - 19:30 AEST
Everyone is welcome to come along to guided meditation sessions on Thursdays during school terms. The sessions are led by Michelle J or Michelle M and include a 20-minute guided meditation and 10 minutes for Q & A. The sessions are free though donations are always welcomed to help cover running costs.
Michelle John took Refuge as a Buddhist in 2007. She has practiced and taught Shamatha meditation at Jamchen Buddhist Centre, now Serkhang Nalandra in Healesville. A freelance cellist,
Michelle has performed with Orchestra Victoria and with quartets in Melbourne and overseas. She has taught cello for 30 years and composed music for the award-winning documentary ‘Salt’ and
Circus Oz. Michelle is a published author and speaker on the topic of contemplative music. She is a Reiki practitioner, writes poetry and has a sweet dog named Hazel!
Michelle has been practicing meditation for the past 15 years. She works as a Clinical Psychologist and volunteers at Nalandra. After participating in a mindfulness in psychotherapy course in 2007, she took refuge as a Buddhist and went on to develop meditation skills through retreats, study and practice. She completed a Buddhist meditation (calm abiding) teacher course in 2009. She has conducted mindfulness-based cognitive behavioural therapy groups and has led meditation sessions at Jamchen Buddhist Centre and Nalandra.
Michelle is raising two children and enjoys walks in nature, cycling, pottery, woodwork and cooking. She appreciates the challenges we face in balancing the various demands of our busy lives, and attempts to bring meditation into everyday life to unlock one's innate capacities for calmness, clarity, wisdom and compassion, ultimately liberating ourselves from suffering so that we can be of benefit to others.
Thank you for your interest. Please leave a message if you have any questions about the guided meditation sessions.