Overcoming Anxiety

Sun 23 Oct | 10am-1pm
Meditation Workshop

Overcoming Anxiety

Sun 23 Oct | 10am-1pm
Meditation Workshop

If we were to respond to difficult situations with a positive or peaceful mind
they would not be problems for us.
- Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche

Workshop Description

Everyone experiences fear and worry at times, from fear of what others think of us, to fear of failure, or worry about things going wrong at home or at work. These can escalate into anxiety which intensifies our mental pain. Stress and frustration can also be our natural response when life becomes demanding and unpredictable.

Buddha’s wisdom contains an accessible and useful explanation of the underlying causes of these painful feelings, giving us powerful insight into how they function. Combined with meditation, we will learn how to combat negative states of mind and create a sense of mental freedom.

At this practical meditation workshop, learn how to control your mind, rather than allowing it to control you. Buddhist nun Kelsang Dana will explain how we can stay cool, calm and collected in all situations, by learning to accept painful feelings without being panicked by them.

Learn how to:

  • clearly identify the source of your anxiety
  • stay calm in the face of life’s difficulties
  • pacify feelings of panic and stress
  • navigate your feelings with greater insight
  • develop a wholistic long-term approach to a calmer state of being

Held over two sessions with refreshments offered in the break for those attending in person, the workshop will include guided meditations, teachings and an opportunity to ask questions. Everyone is welcome to attend, regardless of experience. You will leave this workshop feeling uplifted and empowered to make your mind calm and peaceful.

The Teacher

The teacher of this workshop is Kelsang Dana, the Resident Teacher of Bodhisattva Kadampa Buddhist Centre in Canberra. Dana has been practising Buddhist meditation for over 12 years. Through her joyful and loving aspect, Dana is able to communicate the essential points of meditation and Buddhism in a way that makes people feel confident, uplifted and encouraged.

What to expect

The workshop will be held at Narrabundah Hall, located at 63 Boolimbah Crescent, Narrabundah – next door to Community Services #1. It will be held over two sessions with refreshments served in the break, and a chance to ask the teacher questions. Seating is on chairs.


Narrabundah Hall

63 Boolimba Crescent, Narrabundah ACT

On Google Maps, search the address. The hall is a part of the Community Services #1 building

Free off street parking

Date & Cost

Sun 23 Oct


Doors open: 9.45am

Workshop starts: 10am

Morning Tea: 11.15am

Close: 1pm


Free for Members

COVID Protocol

  • Masks optional
  • Spacing between seats in meditation room
  • Transferable to our next workshop if you’re unable to attend due to illness (please advise before the workshop starts)