About

The busyness of life

Most of us live busy lives. We’re busy at work. Busy with family. Busy juggling our many other commitments. Busy trying to do well, or just to keep up.

With all this busyness, stress and anxiety are lurking — occasionally getting on top of us. We’ve forgotten how to relax. And many of us have problems sleeping. We’re living in the ‘red zone’ and it’s making us sick and unhappy.

As human beings, we need connection. Connection with those around us. Connection with nature. Connection with life. Connection with our deeper self.

Meditation can help

Our weekly meditation groups provide a place for you to take some time out to find connection.

And our meditation courses help you learn to slow down and live more mindfully. You’ll find out how to be present for your life, and discover the peace and stillness that is within you.

Who we are

Heart of Mindfulness is run by Dey Alexander.

Dey has been meditating for almost two decades and is registered as a meditation teacher with Meditation Australia.

Meditation courses

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Mindfulness-based Stillness Meditation

Over 8 weekly sessions, you’ll learn how to practice mindfulness meditation. And we’ll show you how you can carry mindfulness into your daily life.

If you want to live in the moment and live with ease, we recommend this course. You’ll need to be willing to make a commitment to yourself, and set aside a little time each day to develop your practice.

See Mindfulness-based Stillness Meditation course description.

Note: We can offer this course to individuals or work groups. Please contact us for details.

Imagery and Contemplation

This 6-week course is an introduction to two different styles of meditation:

  • intentional meditation, which includes imagery, affirmations and the cultivation of qualities such as gratitude, forgiveness and loving-kindness
  • inquiry, contemplation and self-reflection.

See Imagery and Contemplation course description.

Meditation groups online

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“When we sit together, we create a collective energy of mindfulness that is very powerful. When we sit with others, we profit from their quality of being and we profit from everyone’s practice. When we sit together, each one of us contributes to the quality of the whole… The collective energy is very supportive and effective in helping us gain insight and transform difficulties.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

Online via Facebook Live

We are now holding meditation groups online, and from 23 March we’re offering a daily sitting.

All sits will be guided mindfulness practices, except for Wednesday and Sunday mornings which will be silent.

You’re welcome to join us on Facebook Live at the dates and times below.

Schedule

  • Mondays at 7.30pm
  • Tuesdays at 9.00pm
  • Wednesday at 6.30am
  • Thursdays at 9.00pm
  • Fridays at 7.30pm
  • Saturdays at 2.00pm
  • Sundays at 10.00am

Finding the livestream on Facebook

To find us, go to our Facebook page a few minutes before the scheduled starting time. We’ll go online 5-10 minutes early so you have time to find us.

Scroll down until you see the post with the title “Heart of Mindfulness, Kyabram is live now.” Below that you’ll see an image of our meditation room with the red LIVE icon at the top left and a video play button in the middle. Tap/click on this image.

Facebook Live screen capture, described above

Meditation online

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We’ve now moved all our meditation groups online. The Wednesday morning silent meditations will continue, as outlined below. But see our meditation group page for daily session times.

Wednesdays @ 6.30am

We may not be able to sit in the same room, but we can still support each other’s practice.

Join us for a 30-minute silent meditation, held online via Facebook Live.

The stream starts at around 6.20 am with some music. So you’ll have time to find us, grab your cushion, and get settled for a 6.30am (Melbourne time) start.

During the stream you’ll see vision of our meditation space. We ring a mindfulness bell every 5 minutes. And you may hear the random sounds of the morning from where we’re streaming. At the end of the session, we’ll ring the bell 3 times.