Young Dharma Retreat – Shepherd’s Search for the Mind
Friday March 9, 2018, 7:00 pm - Monday March 12, 2018, 3:00 pm
What is the nature of mind? It’s more than you think. We’ll explore the radical approach of a Tibetan yogi which is just as relevant today as it was 1000 years ago.
Milarepa was an extraordinary Buddhist practitioner in 2nd Century AD, who spent long periods living in a cave in the mountains of Tibet in order to discover the nature of mind. He underwent many trials and hardships and pursued the Dharma with great vigour. Once he had come to see the true nature of all things he wandered around Tibet giving teachings to all he met with humour, directness, beauty and kindness. Over this long weekend, we will explore the beauty and passion of Milarepa’s practice and what he discovered about the mind, consciousness and what it means to be truly alive.
Join the Young Dharma Group as they go on a 3 day long weekend retreat together with the experience of Order Members, Chittaprabha and Khemadamma.
Being on retreat allows the opportunity to take our practice deeper, away from usual distractions and stresses to gain a richer experience of ourselves and others in natural surroundings. There will be meditation, study and discussion and time to hang out together.
7pm Friday 9 March to 3pm Sunday 12 March 2018
Suitable for those 18 to 35 years and are familiar with our meditation practices.
$320 Full Waged, $230 Low Waged, $180 Concession
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Chittaprabha spent the first 25 years of her life surrounded by the beauty of Capetown, South Africa. She immigrated to New Zealand and soon after met Sangharakshita, whereupon she realised that he was the reason she moved. After 8 years, she moved to Sydney and helped establish the Sydney Buddhist Centre and retreat centre. She has a deep love for meditation and spiritual friendship. Chittaprabha was ordained in 1989 and also lives in Cobbitty, NSW.
Khemadhamma grew up in Bendigo and is a very skilled artist/potter. He built his Japanese influenced house by himself, to create a realm filled with beautiful pottery from artists all around the world. He discovered Buddhism in his early twenties through the pursuit of beauty and living a simple life. He was ordained 23 years ago and has taught meditation and Dhamma in many parts of the world.