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November 2019

Drop-in Meditation & Dharma Activity – Thursday Evening

Thursday November 14, 2019, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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$8 – $15

Each Thursday evening we offer two 1-hour meditation sessions starting at 7.30pm; one for those with little or no experience, and another for those experienced with our practices. After a short tea break, we explore an aspect of Buddhism in the form of a Dharma talk or discussion or devotional practice. For newcomers, instruction is provided on two meditation practices, the Mindfulness of Breathing, for developing clarity and awareness and the Metta Bhavana (‘cultivation of loving kindness’) a practice that gently opens the…

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January 2020

Empathy Day Retreat

Sunday January 19, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia

Led by Shantigarbha A day on empathy, the theme of Shantigarbha's recent book, I'll Meet You There: a practical guide to empathy, mindfulness and communication published by Windhorse Publications. Shantigarbha shows how we connect with each other in the space that opens up when we let go of our ideas of good and bad, right and wrong. To empathize with others, we need to learn how to empathize with ourselves, so that when we reach out, we do so from…

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February 2020

Urban Adventure Day Retreat for Under 35s

Saturday February 8, 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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Want to take your practice into the world, on an urban adventure? The MBC is offering a full practice day starting at the MBC and finishing at Abbotsford Convent! Participants can join the day either at the 9.30am Yoga practice or 11am Mediation class as we will share the morning with regular MBC Saturday events. The day will continue with BYO light lunch and a silent walk to Abbotsford convent, along the Merri Creek trail. There will be questions to reflect…

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Experience Buddhism – 6 Week Intro Course

Wednesday February 12, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia

Experience Buddhism is a 6 weeks course exploring the essential Buddhist principles that have the potential to change your life. 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 too can attain, what the Buddha overcame, we…

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6 Day Retreat led by Tejananda

Thursday February 20, 7:00 pm - Wednesday February 26, 12:00 pm
Wesburn Recreation Camp, 25 Madeley Drive
Wesburn, Victoria 3799 Australia
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Compassion and Emptiness - Now Fully Booked For Order Members and Mitra of the Triratna Buddhist Community Benevolence - metta - and compassion, as taught by the Buddha, are essentially boundless liberations of the mind. The familiar practices with 5 or 6 stages are entry points which enable us to engage with our afflictive emotions - liking, disliking, ignoring - and to uncover the true, unlimited nature of the divine abodes. Liberation of the mind from these afflictions, even if temporary,…

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March 2020

Itir’s Journey to Ordination – Zoom Talk

Thursday March 26, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia

Thursday nights go online! Zoom in to hear Itir talk about her journey to Ordination.  This will be our first live streamed talk with opportunities for Q&A. The talk will start promptly at 7.30pm.  Meeting ID: 102 504 799

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April 2020

Varadhi’s Jouney to Ordination Continued – Zoom Talk

Thursday April 2, 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia

Thursday nights go online! Zoom in to hear newly ordained, Varadhi talk about her journey to Ordination.  This will be a live streamed talk with opportunities for Q&A. The talk will start promptly at 8pm. 

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Virtual Puja Ritual – Thursday Night Zoom Event

Thursday April 9, 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia

Join us on Zoom for our first virtual 7 fold puja lead by Dantacitta with readings and mantras. At this time Puja is vital as a collective practice to engage our heart and connect with others in Buddhist practice.

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Maitripala Dharma Talk – Thursday Night Zoom Event

Thursday April 16, 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia

Maitripala Dharma Talk - Love in the Time of Corona "If we can keep our hearts open we can stay tenderly with whatever suffering we witness or experience. What the Buddha taught us enables us to do this. In this talk I will be exploring some of teachings and practices that support us in uncertain and worrying times".  Join us on Zoom and hear Maitripala's reflections on the Buddhist teachings of compassion by clicking the Zoom Link below. If you are…

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A Practical Course in Enlightenment – 8 Week Online Course

Sunday April 19, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia

How can you make the most of your life right now? This 8 week online course led by Varadhi sets out to answer this most basic question. Based on Maitreyabhandu’s popular book Journey and the Guide, this course will provide practical tools and reflections to help you kick start and sustain a life long journey in understanding yourself and the nature of Reality.  There has never been a better time to reflect on life's purpose than now… 8 Weeks from…

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May 2020

Buddha Puja – Thursday Night Zoom Event

Thursday May 7, 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

In the lead up to the Buddha Day Festival, join Apada for a special puja inspired by the Buddha Shakyamuni, who rediscovered the path to Enlightenment over 2500 years ago. Join us on Zoom for the Buddha Puja by clicking the Zoom Link below. Please Donate what you can by clicking the Donate Now Button below. If you are having difficulties joining the talk, call Matt on 0449 538 376 for Technical Support

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Buddha Day Festival

Saturday May 9, 11:00 am - 6:30 pm

Celebrate Enlightenment Join the Melbourne Buddhist Centre Sangha in this special celebration of the emergence of the Buddha, the Awakened One, over 2500 years ago with a program of local and international events. "The Buddha was born as we are born. What the Buddha overcame, we too can overcome." - Sangharakshita Due to the MBC closure and ongoing restriction on gatherings, Mitra ceremonies have been postponed until we can all gather at the MBC again. Buddha Day Talk - 12.30pm…

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Meeting the Buddha – Thursday Night Zoom Event

Thursday May 14, 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Following on from the Buddha Day Festival, Varadhi will share some of the stories of the life of the Buddha and reflect their on the relevance to living a meaningful life. Meet the Buddha and discover his radical approach to wisdom and compassion. If you are having difficulties joining the talk call Matt on 0449 538 376 for Technical Support.

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Thursday Night Zoom Event – The Buddha and Silence

Thursday May 21, 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Buddha was very fond of silence and solitude. Ironic as it is, Jonathan will be giving a talk on this subject, using teachings from the Pali canon and experiences from his own life.  To help support the MBC in these challenging times, please consider making a donation through the Give Now button. If you are having difficulties joining the talk call Matt on 0449 538 376 for Technical Support

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Young Melbourne Buddhists – Special Guest Saturdays

Saturday May 23, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Young Melbourne Buddhists Saturday gatherings are back with a difference, we will be online with Zoom. For a limited time only, join this weekly series where special guests from our community will talk about what Buddhist practice means to them. This gathering will be limited to an hour and will include a short meditation, a talk and a time for Q and A. First up, we hear from Anthony, who has been coming along to YMB for some months. Open…

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