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March 2019

Teens Practice Day

Sunday March 24, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Are you 13 to 17 and keen to explore mindfulness and life with other teens? Bring a parent or guardian (anyone you trust who is over 18, to support one another). Guided meditation, separate teen/guardian discussions, shared lunch, games. For those familiar with our meditation practices Adults $15, Teenagers 13 to 17 yo $10 Bring vegan/vegetarian food to share on the day. Booking Essential: Click Here to Book Online or call the MBC

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April 2019

Men’s Weekend Retreat – The Quest for Freedom

Friday April 5, 7:30 pm - Sunday April 7, 3:00 pm
Baanya Biami, 220 Marshalls Road
Staughton Vale, Victoria 3340 Australia

"Just as the mighty ocean has but one taste, the taste of salt, even so the Dharma has but one taste, the taste of Freedom." (Uposatha Sutta, Udana 5.5) The Buddha once described the Dharma life as being like a vast ocean. An ocean that gently sloped before suddenly dropping to unknown depths. An ocean that contains magnificent treasures and jewels. An ocean that contains great beasts and monsters. And an ocean that had just one taste: vimukti (freedom, liberation). On this…

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May 2019

Buddha Day Festival – Celebrate Enlightenment

Saturday May 4, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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Join the Melbourne Buddhist Centre Sangha in this special celebration of the emergence of the Buddha, the Awakened One, over 2500 years ago. There will meditation, devotional practice (puja), Dharma talks and a shared lunch. We will be starting the day with the 11am Saturday meditation class. Program 12pm - 1.15pm Shared Lunch - Bring vegan/vegetarian food to share 1.15pm - 3pm Dharma Talks/Presentations 3pm - 4pm Buddha Day Puja and Mitra Ceremonies Saturday 4 May from 11am at the…

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Order/Mitra Day Workshop with Lokeshvara – How to Give Feedback Like a Buddha

Saturday May 11, 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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How to give and receive feedback like a Buddha - One Day workshop The great challenge of giving feedback is how to bring together truth, with love. In Triratna we place a great emphasis on creating community.  Why?  Because we believe that the best way to grow is by creating a culture of trust, of rejoicing, of receptivity and of gratitude.  This is the foundation for giving and receiving helpful feedback. We’ll look at the key elements of this culture,…

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Radical Dharma – 6 Week Course in Buddhism and Meditation

Wednesday May 15, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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Teaching that changes lives   This six-week course explores how we might bring about radical, positive change in our lives through the application of central Buddhist principles and meditation. The course presents and discusses several significant transformative Buddhist ideas and teachings, alongside useful tools to work in meditation practice. It also offers opportunity to develop connection with other like-minded people and collectively explore these themes. Through discussion, reflection and exercises to try in between sessions, we will test how these…

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Weekend Retreat – From Reactive Mind to Creative Mind

Friday May 17, 7:00 pm - Sunday May 19, 3:00 pm
Baanya Biami, 220 Marshalls Road
Staughton Vale, Victoria 3340 Australia
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Using the Nidana chain meditation in everyday life Led by Lokeshvara Journeys are embedded in our DNA.  Those who study the myths, the migration patterns and the mechanics of human evolution know this.  The Buddha gave us a set of maps or dreaming tracks to navigate our way through the last great journey: changing our minds. So that we can reach a state of allowing the ebb and flow of experiences to exist without our fearful clinging to what is familiar…

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Life with Full Attention – 8 Week Practical Course in Mindfulness

Saturday May 25, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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Explore the different levels and dimensions of mindfulness and address the issues you might face when you try to put mindfulness into practice. Gain clarity about what is mindfulness and meditation and bring mindful attention into the things we already do. Based on the book Life with Full Attention by Maitreyabandhu. 8 Saturday afternoons from 25 May to 13 July 1.00pm - 3.30pm Suitable for people wanting to take up a practice of mindfulness and meditation. $360 Full Waged, $300…

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June 2019

Young Melbourne Buddhists

Saturday June 8, 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until Saturday August 31, 2019

Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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Come and join the Young Melbourne Buddhists, a group of 18 to 35 year-olds that explore meditation and Buddhism in an open, shared context, that encourages authenticity. The content is relevant and practical to young people’s lives, and a whole lot of fun. See our Facebook page for upcoming events. Saturdays 5:00pm – 7:30pm YoungMelbourneBuddhists Email - youngmelbournebuddhists@gmail.com

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Tea Ceremony and Poetry

Sunday June 16, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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Join Siladasa to share tea and poetry on a winter’s afternoon! Let us continue the long tradition of tea and verse. Bring along some favourite poems and haiku to share with friends between bowls of rare Chinese tea. It is Dharma Day  the teapot pours forth Manjusri’s deep rich amber Ah, a bowl of wisdom! Sunday 16 June, 2 - 4pm, All Welcome Donation appreciated with proceeds to the MBC - Give what you can Limit of 9 guests Booking…

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Teen Practice Day – Kindness and Compassion for Ourselves and Others

Sunday June 30, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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Are you aged 13 to 17?  Would you like your thoughts to be kinder to yourself? How could we be more considerate and gentle towards others? Bring a parent or guardian (anyone you trust who is over 18, to support one another). Guided meditation, separate teen/guardian discussions, shared lunch and activities. For those familiar with our meditation practices. Sunday 30 June, 10am to 3pm Adults $15, Teenagers $10 Bring vegan/vegetarian food to share for lunch. Booking Essential: Click Here to Book…

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July 2019

Kindness Behaviour Training – 8 Week Course – Fully Booked

Wednesday July 10, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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This Kindness Behaviour Training (KBT) course is designed by Dr Paramabandhu Groves and Dr Jed Shamel and explores a variety of themes ......a forest of kindness, the forgiving heart, listening to the heart, kindness in the universe, mindful acceptance- turning towards difficulties through reflection, exercises and various meditation techniques. Excerpts from the course book Mindful Emotion: “Kindness is like a road: it can take us on a long journey that in time may have far-reaching consequences and embrace other qualities…

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“Open to Life” On the Page: Writing and Receptivity

Sunday July 14, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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The ‘mandala approach’ to the Triratna system of practice places spiritual receptivity at the centre of the mandala. In Vessantara’s words, ‘this means that at the heart of the spiritual life is this open, receptive awareness that is not seeing everything in terms of its use value for the self, but values, appreciates and enjoys things, people and qualities for their own sake’. Emphasising openness to the mind’s natural creativity, this day retreat explores creative writing as means of cultivating spiritual…

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Dharma Day Festival

Saturday July 20, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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The Dharma Day festival celebrates the Buddha's decision to share his teachings with others. This Turning of the Wheel of the Dharma has been passed onto us today. At the MBC, a day of meditation, devotion practice and dharma talks in celebration of the Buddha's teachings that guide and inspire our practice of the Buddhist Path. Bring your favourite Dharma text to read on the day. Program 11am - 12pm            Saturday Morning Meditation Class 12.15pm…

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August 2019

Buddhism Now – A 6 Week Intro Course

Wednesday August 28, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Buddhism Now is a 6 weeks course exploring the essential Buddhist principles that have the potential to change your life. Join Members of the Triratna Buddhist Order to explore and make sense of the many inspiring teachings that have come down to us from the Buddhist Tradition. Learn the core teachings and practices, and discover their relevance and application to everyday life. There will be ample opportunity for questions and discussion to clarify the teachings. ‘What the Buddha attained, we…

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September 2019

Intro 4 Week Course in Buddhism for 18-35yo

Wednesday September 4, 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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This Life and All its Suffering What is the Buddhist view of a meaningful life, what are the causes of stress and dissatisfaction and how can we live a more satisfying life? Join Itir and Talia, two experienced Buddhists training to join the Triratna Buddhist Order, in an hands-on exploration of the Buddha’s very first teaching, The 4 Noble Truths which answers these questions and more. This course is offered to people under 35, from all levels of experience. Suitable…

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October 2019

Journey and the Guide – A Practical Course in Buddhism

Wednesday October 2, 7:15 pm - 9:30 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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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…

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Thursday Evening Drop-in Meditation & Dharma Activity

Thursday October 17, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Thursday, repeating indefinitely

Each Thursday evening we offer two meditation sessions; one for those with little or no experience, and other for those experienced with our practises. Newcomers welcome! On alternate weeks we lead through either the Mindfulness of Breathing or the Metta Bhavana (Development of Loving Kindness) meditation practice. We meditate from 7.30pm to 8.30pm, then have a tea break. After the break we offer one of a range of activities, perhaps a talk, a discussion, or a workshop related to Dharma practice. No booking…

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Thursday Evening Drop-in Meditation & Dharma Activity

Thursday October 24, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Thursday, repeating indefinitely

Each Thursday evening we offer two meditation sessions; one for those with little or no experience, and other for those experienced with our practises. Newcomers welcome! On alternate weeks we lead through either the Mindfulness of Breathing or the Metta Bhavana (Development of Loving Kindness) meditation practice. We meditate from 7.30pm to 8.30pm, then have a tea break. After the break we offer one of a range of activities, perhaps a talk, a discussion, or a workshop related to Dharma practice. No booking…

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Thursday Evening Drop-in Meditation & Dharma Activity

Thursday October 31, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Thursday, repeating indefinitely

Each Thursday evening we offer two meditation sessions; one for those with little or no experience, and other for those experienced with our practises. Newcomers welcome! On alternate weeks we lead through either the Mindfulness of Breathing or the Metta Bhavana (Development of Loving Kindness) meditation practice. We meditate from 7.30pm to 8.30pm, then have a tea break. After the break we offer one of a range of activities, perhaps a talk, a discussion, or a workshop related to Dharma practice. No booking…

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November 2019

Young Persons Meditation Retreat

Friday November 1, 7:00 pm - Tuesday November 5, 3:00 pm
Baanya Biami, 220 Marshalls Road
Staughton Vale, Victoria 3340 Australia
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Steering for the Deep Using ancient Buddhist meditation practices, we will turn and steer towards the depths. Moving from distraction to concentration and into absorption, aiming towards higher states of consciousness. Using the Buddha's teaching of the five hindrances as guide, over this long weekend we will quiet our monkey minds, journeying to the quiet depths. A meditation retreat for 18 - 35 year olds in the beautiful bush surroundings of the Brisbane Ranges outside Melbourne. 7pm Friday 1 November…

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Thursday Evening Drop-in Meditation & Dharma Activity

Thursday November 7, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Thursday, repeating indefinitely

Each Thursday evening we offer two meditation sessions; one for those with little or no experience, and other for those experienced with our practises. Newcomers welcome! On alternate weeks we lead through either the Mindfulness of Breathing or the Metta Bhavana (Development of Loving Kindness) meditation practice. We meditate from 7.30pm to 8.30pm, then have a tea break. After the break we offer one of a range of activities, perhaps a talk, a discussion, or a workshop related to Dharma practice. No booking…

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“Sangha” A Crucible for Change – Open Weekend Retreat

Friday November 8, 7:00 pm - Sunday November 10, 3:00 pm
Baanya Biami, 220 Marshalls Road
Staughton Vale, Victoria 3340 Australia
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"No one else can practice the Dharma for us; we have to practice it ourselves. However, we don't have to practice it by ourselves."   Join Dhiramani & Padmasiddhi as we explore the Buddha's advice on how we can grow a Happy, Healthy and Harmonious community, through what are  traditionally known as "The Samgrahavastus": Generosity, Kindly Speech, Beneficial Activity & Exemplification. We will explore practical ways to employ these transformative practices that will not only help build Sangha but are just as relevant and applicable, anywhere we come…

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Young Melbourne Buddhist Evening

Saturday November 30, 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia

Are you interested in meditation or Buddhism and aged 18 to 35 years old? Come along and be with like minded young people at the Melbourne Buddhist Centre.

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Thursday Evening Drop-in Meditation & Dharma Activity

Thursday November 14, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Thursday, repeating indefinitely

Each Thursday evening we offer two meditation sessions; one for those with little or no experience, and other for those experienced with our practises. Newcomers welcome! On alternate weeks we lead through either the Mindfulness of Breathing or the Metta Bhavana (Development of Loving Kindness) meditation practice. We meditate from 7.30pm to 8.30pm, then have a tea break. After the break we offer one of a range of activities, perhaps a talk, a discussion, or a workshop related to Dharma practice. No booking…

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Meditation Class – Thursday Evening Drop-in Meditation & Dharma Activity

Thursday November 14, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Thursday, repeating indefinitely

Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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Each Thursday evening we offer two meditation sessions; one for those with little or no experience, and other for those experienced with our practises. Newcomers welcome! On alternate weeks we lead through either the Mindfulness of Breathing or the Metta Bhavana (Development of Loving Kindness) meditation practice. We meditate from 7.30pm to 8.30pm, then have a tea break. After the break we offer one of a range of activities, perhaps a talk, a discussion, or a workshop related to Dharma practice. No booking…

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