Perth Meditation Centre
Eric Harrison established Perth Meditation Centre in 1987 and has since taught 25,000 people how to meditate. His teaching style is rational, practical and free of spiritual or New Age ideas. He offers a range of meditations for relaxation and mental control which he likes his students to adapt to their own purposes. Nearly half his students are referrals from doctors or psychologists and he also works extensively in the corporate world. Eric's books on meditation are now published in ﬁfteen countries and thirteen languages, and his magazine articles are available on this website.
Mindfulness Meditation is a technique that relaxes the body quickly and focuses the mind. It is ideal for anxiety, insomnia, a stressful life and an overactive mind. It is based on simple principles and is remarkably easy to do. Once you understand how it works, it is easy to integrate into an active life. You can shed the unnecessary stress rapidly and calm yourself down in less than a minute by meditating 'on the spot' several times a day. Longer sessions will relax your body to the point of sleep and make the mind delightfully calm and focused.
Psychologists and educators now promote mindfulness for a wide range of non-traditional purposes. In the last decade mindfulness has been subjected to intense scientific scrutiny. For an update, see the articles on the right of this page.
Eric's new book is now available for purchase. The Foundations of Mindfulness is a fresh translation of, and commentary on, the Buddha's original DIY text on the subject. 2500 years on, the Satipatthana Sutta is still the most comprehensive and lucid explanation of mindfulness available to us. It contains 21 training exercises for clearly observing the body, emotions, states of mind and thought. These are very practical, and can easily be adapted to our very different 21st Century purposes. Because the standard translation of this text is virtually indecipherable to non-experts, modern mindfulness relies more on the Zen practice of 'Just Sitting, not Thinking', and knows little about the Buddha's more sophisticated approach. There are a few chapters from this book on the right hand side of this page. You can buy The Foundations of Mindfulness from the Books and CDs page, or as an e-book from Amazon.
The Mindfulness courses run for 5 weeks and 90 minutes each time on Monday or Wednesday nights. They cost $220 (or $160 concession) and include four guided meditation CDS to support your practice at home. View course schedule. The next courses start on 5 Oct and 7 Oct. Gift vouchers are available for both courses and workshops.
The Mindfulness Workshops run from 9 am to 3 pm on Saturdays. The next dates are 19 Sept and 17 Oct. They cost $200 (or $150 concession) and include an accompanying book and two CDs. The next Advanced Mindfulness Workshop is on 31 Oct. The next Meditation Teacher Training Workshop is on 5-6 Dec. All these courses and workshops take place in Subiaco.
Perth Meditation Centre
(08) 9381 4877