Journey and the Guide – A Practical Course in Buddhism
Wednesday October 2 , 7:15 pm – 9:30 pm
Immerse yourself in Buddhist principles and practices during this eight-week journey aimed at strengthening the mind and freeing the heart. During this course, we will take on practical week-by-week exercises, focusing on cultivating mindful awareness, integrating and simplifying our lives, and truly being ourselves.
The course is based on the book ‘The Journey and the Guide’ written by prize winning poet, best-selling author, and member of the Triratna Buddhist Order, Maitreyabandhu. This book offers a challenging but profoundly useful approach on how Buddhism can transform our everyday life. Here is a little taste of what to expect:
“The natural mode of consciousness is to expand. In every moment we can either allow consciousness to unfold or we can make it “me” and “mine” and feel it shrink back to the level of egocentricity. It is as if we have identified with a tiny ripple on the surface of the ocean. Once we let go of that identification there is the whole ocean: centerless, edgeless, completely free.”Maitreyabandhu
Take this opportunity to set out on the Buddha’s journey to expansive and complete freedom.
8 Wednesday nights from 2 October to 20 November, 7.15pm – 9.30pm at the Melbourne Buddhist Centre.
Suitable for those new to Buddhism or wanting to deepen their knowledge of Buddhism and Buddhist practice.
$410 Full Waged, $335 Low Waged, $260 Concession. This cost includes a copy of the book, The Journey and the Guide by Maitreyabandu and free entry to all drop-in meditation classes at the MBC for the duration of the course.