Introduction to Meditation

Course Overview

Begin a journey of self discovery in this practical Introduction to Meditation course for people of all levels. Counter the effects of modern day stress on your health and wellbeing by learning deep body relaxation techniques, a proven method for helping to counter stress related diseases and one of the antidotes to the flight-or-fight response.

We will engage in practical versions of zen meditation which fit into your lifestyle, rather than the other way around – making it an achievable goal. Guided creative visualisations will empower you to become the master of your own thoughts and experience more optimism in your daily life.

This meditation course is a practice which is not affiliated with any particular religion but is simply a method of learning the art of being in the present moment. You will learn relaxation and mindfulness techniques to improve your ability to deal with stress and anxiety, allowing a state of wholeness to create a more fulfilling, focused and creative way of life.

Macquarie Community College operates from a range of venues across Northern and Western Sydney. We have campuses in Blacktown, Carlingford, Chatswood, Epping, Mt Druitt, Richmond, and Ryde. Enrol now!

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What you will learn

Course outline

In this Meditation Course, you will learn about:

  • Mindfulness – becoming master of your thoughts through acting as the observer of your mind
  • The cause and effects of stress and gain an understanding of the flight-or-fight response
  • Basic breathing techniques
  • Meditation for muscles relaxation and anxiety
  • Guided visualisation meditation
  • How to incorporate the practice of zen meditation into your daily life
  • Ways of developing your own affirmations and mantras
  • The various styles of meditation with the aim of exploring the best style for you
  • The power of gratitude

Course outcome

  • At the end of this course, participants should feel comfortable and confident about practicing meditation at home or in various situations. Through regular practice, students should notice an improvement in the quality of their daily lives.

What you need to know

Entry requirements

This course is designed for all levels, whether you are on day one of your meditation journey, or are an experienced meditator in any particular style.

What you need to provide

Please bring a:

  • Pen and notepad
  • Comfortable clothing
  • A yoga mat or meditation cushion. This is not necessary for the first lesson as participants will have the choice of sitting on chairs or lying down
  • An open mind and the desire to have fun!

Coming soon

There are currently no classes scheduled for this course.

Please check back later as classes are added regularly or get in touch for more information.

Delivery Mode

To meet the needs of our students Macquarie Community College balances delivery and engagement across permanent, regular and temporary delivery sites and offer face-to-face, remote zoom classes and self-paced learning options.

Ways to Study

  • On campus

Our college campus locations are:

    • Blacktown
    • Chatswood
    • Carlingford
    • Epping
    • Ryde
    • Mt Druitt
  • Virtual classroom
  • Complete workplace training
  • Combine ways to study


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How to Enrol

Step 1

Anyone 18 years or older may enrol into our non-accredited short courses by: • choosing the course you are interested in and; • finding a day and time that is suitable.

Step 2

After selecting your course and class. click ‘’Enrol Now’’ and enter your details. • You will be asked to verify your email through a secure link sent to your email address. • Once you have returned to the enrolment page you will proceed through the secure checkout and payment process. • Alternatively, you can call customer service on 1300 845 888. To view our Terms and Conditions, please visit:

Step 3

Once your enrolment has been processed, you will receive the following emails: • Enrolment confirmation: you will receive this immediately after your enrolment has been processed. Please check and read your Terms and conditions. • Tax invoice: the payer of your enrolment will receive this immediately after your enrolment has been processed. • Course reminder: you will receive a reminder the day prior to your class commencement. • Zoom link (for remote zoom classes only): you will receive a Zoom link and password the day prior to class commencement. If your course has multiple sessions, use the same link and password to access each session.