Sleeping Indian Mountain, Waterton Lakes, NP, ABAt Open Path we offer teaching courses, practice sessions and retreat work throughout the year – see also information under ‘Retreats’.

The venue for all teaching, unless otherwise stated, is the Open Path Teaching Space at 21 Marine Parade, Shoreham.

Register by emailing:

Cost for all sessions and Retreat Days is by way of dana (see below)

Teaching Schedule February to May 2018

New Weekly Sessions and Retreat Days
  • ‘Resting in Refuge': Fortnightly Sessions March 4 – May 13; 10.00 am – 12.00 pm

Within his final teaching, immediately prior to his death, the historical Buddha instructed his disciples thus:

“Be a lamp unto yourself; take no other refuge than this.”

Refuge can be thought of as a sense of inner wellbeing, at-homeness in one’s own physical, mental and emotional experience of being, a quality that is always available at home, at work, at play whatever the circumstances – the unshakeableness that enables, “Be ye not moved.”

Across six fortnightly sessions, this course explores being a “refuge unto yourself’ through the dimensions of body, speech and mind utilising movement work, Arising Yoga from the Vajrayana – Tibetan Buddhist Teaching, artwork and mandala, and teachings, chants and prayers drawn from the text “True Refuge” by Ven. Tarchin Hearn (‘True Refuge is available for purchase from Open Path Meditation). The structure of the course incorporates: (1) fortnightly group sessions of gentle bodily movement, further teaching and instruction, participant sharing of ongoing explorations and meditation – and between classes; (2) homework of guided explorations using artwork, mandala and meditation – the basis of sharing experiential learning in the group sessions.

The course is open to anyone with an interest. No prior meditative, drawing/painting or Buddhist experience or knowledge is necessary.

You are invited to stay for tea/coffee at the end of each session.

Please register your interest with Kathryn: contact@openpathmeditation – mob: 0457 203 630

  • Movement Meditation: fortnightly commencing Sunday February 25th

These gentle meditative body movements are a doorway to the deeper understanding of both body and mind. Carried out with great awareness, they are a valuable tool for the development of embodied mindfulness and awareness and for enabling deep body/mind healing – the key to our own holistic well-being. All of life’s experiences are stored in our bodies and held by habitual body patternings, including hopes, joys, emotions, physical tensions and traumas. Through these gentle practices we can safely let go of body tensions and experience deep tranquility, a tangible sense of well-being, confidence, clarity, grace, centredness and easefulness in life – states of body/mind that are central to the Buddha’s Teaching.

Movement Meditation is a valuable tool not only for those interested in meditative explorations but for all those who experience stress and/or anxiety in their lives.

  • Saturday Retreat Days:

Two Saturday Retreat Days will be held –

Dharma Retreat Day on Saturday 17th March; and

a Movement Meditation Retreat Day on Saturday 21st April

(for more information on Saturday Retreat Days and Movement Meditation Retreat Days please see ‘Retreats’)

For all courses and session:

  • mats, cushions and blankets are provided.
  • please wear loose, comfortable clothes.
  • the fee for all events  is by way of dana – see below

For registration and further information for all courses – contact Kathryn on 5989 8179 or email.


Dana is often taken to simply mean donation or gift. Dana is a Buddhist teaching about generosity of spirit or the sharing of blessings, the aspiration to generate health and goodwill in all the cycles of giving and receiving; the transactions of daily life. In reflecting on the practice of dana one begins to understand the interdependence of life. Dana is a gift offered in support of the Teaching lineage. In turn the teachings offered are to support you in meeting with life with wisdom and compassion. Each person arrives at their own level of offering through their own consideration. There is no set fee for teaching.  It is customary to offer dana at the beginning of the class (there is usually a bowl at or near the entrance). Giving prior to the teaching separates the act from concepts of fee for service and supports ones own experience of openness and generosity.