Wellness Program

Sukha Mind

Sukha, a term derived from Pali and Sanskrit — classical languages of India — signifies happiness, bliss, ease, and joy. The Sukha Mind Project, under the diligent management of a team of dedicated volunteers, is an endeavor aimed at propagating positivity and extending assistance to individuals in our community. This initiative is driven by a shared vision of making a profound and beneficial impact on society.

Why do we meditate?

Meditation is a practice that enables individuals to cultivate a peaceful and clear state of mind, attain profound insights into the existential fabric of reality, and foster intrinsic positive qualities such as self-compassion, loving-kindness, and equanimity.

What are the benefits of meditation?

  • Alleviating Stress and Anxiety: Through the calming influence of meditation, it’s possible to decrease the levels of stress hormones in the body, resulting in a state of enhanced relaxation and peace.
  • Enhancing Concentration and Focus: Regular meditation practice has been found to augment cognitive function, notably improving concentration and maintaining focus.
  • Strengthening Emotional Well-being: The practice of meditation aids in emotional regulation, reducing negativity while fostering a heightened sense of happiness and overall well-being.
  • Lowering Blood Pressure: Numerous studies attest to the fact that consistent meditation can lower blood pressure, thereby diminishing the risk of heart disease.
  • Boosting the Immune System: Meditation has been demonstrated to strengthen the immune system, equipping the body with better defences against illness and disease.
  • Augmenting Self-awareness: Meditation can be a powerful tool to enhance self-awareness and understanding, facilitating personal growth and development.
  • Improving Sleep: Regular practice of meditation has been linked to better sleep quality and provides relief from insomnia.

Meditation conducted by Venerable Geshe Sonam

We are privileged to have our meditation sessions guided by the venerable Geshe Sonam, a spiritual luminary from the Drol Karl Buddhist Centre. With more than four decades of experience in teaching meditation, Venerable Geshe Sonam Thargye, the spiritual director and founder of Drol Kar Buddhist Centre in Geelong, Victoria, has left an indelible mark on the practice of meditation. Through his relentless efforts, Geshe Sonam and the Drol Kar committee have expanded the Buddhist center’s footprint in Moolap and subsequently established the serene Tushita Paraparap in 2005. Both these centres have received blessings from His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama.

In addition, Geshe Sonam Thargye has been instrumental in establishing the Nying-Jey Projects for Tibetan Communities, and continues to work relentlessly to raise funds that ameliorate living conditions for Tibetans, both in Tibet and in exile in India.

Join us in this journey, and allow the Sukha Mind Project to bring positivity and profound changes in your life and community.


17th July, 18th July, 31st July, 22nd August, 12 September

Session One: 12:15 pm – 12:35 PM

Session Two: 12:45 pm -1:05 pm

Beginners and experienced mediators are all welcome!

If you’re in need of private counselling, the Venerable Geshe Sonam is available after 1:05 pm. However, it’s important to book your slot in advance. You can register below to secure your booking.



Level 10, 123 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne VIC