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June 2018

Day Retreat for Men – Deepening Insight in a Dharma Community

Monday June 11, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Men familiar with our meditations are invited to join Siladasa in exploring the Triratna System of Practices, its traditional sources and why there is an emphasis on friendship in the spiritual community.  The benefits of a path of regular steps to Wisdom in the context of a commitment to a particular lineage of training will be presented. The day will include a suite of meditation practices, discussion of some core material from Sangharakshita, and conclude with collective devotional ritual (puja).…

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Young Melbourne Buddhist Gathering

Saturday June 16, 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

  A weekly gathering of young people, 18 to 35, interested in Buddhism. An evening of meditation, Buddhism and community.

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Young Melbourne Buddhist Gathering

Saturday June 23, 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

A weekly gathering of young people, 18 to 35, interested in Buddhism. An evening of meditation, Buddhism and community. This Saturday we invite you to take part in the Triratna Triathlon which is happening from 10am to 5pm. Show your support and join in the meditation and puja.

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Young Melbourne Buddhist Gathering

Saturday June 30, 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

  A weekly gathering of young people, 18 to 35, interested in Buddhism. An evening of meditation, Buddhism and community.

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July 2018

Buddhist Principles 6 Week Intro Course

Wednesday July 25, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

  Discover over 6 weeks the essential Buddhist principles that have the potential to change your life for the better. Join Siladasa, Member 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 your understanding of the teachings. ‘What…

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Dharma Day Festival

Saturday July 28, 11:00 am - 4:30 pm

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 and dharma talks to inspire practice of the Buddhist Path.  Saturday 28 July at the Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 11am to 4.30pm Dana Event - Give what you can - All Welcome Program 11am - 12pm Morning meditation class 12pm - 1.15pm Shared vegetarian/vegan lunch. 1.15pm -…

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August 2018

Young Melbourne Buddhists Gatherings

Saturday August 4, 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Saturday, repeating until Friday August 31, 2018

A weekly gathering of young people, 18 to 35, interested in Buddhism. An evening of meditation, Buddhism and community. No Booking Required. $10/$8 Concession

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MIND Fully Alive – 10 Day Meditation Retreat – Fully Booked

Friday August 17, 7:00 pm - Sunday August 26, 12:00 pm
Wesburn Recreation Camp, 25 Madeley Drive
Wesburn, Victoria 3799 Australia
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Fully Booked - Call the MBC to be put on a waiting list for this retreat. During this 10 day meditation retreat the Satipatthana Sutta will be the foundation teaching for developing an experiential connection with a focus on the 3rd Satipatthana ‘MIND’. Join Maitripala as she again shares her experience, reflections and practical skills to clarify and bring this teaching into our meditation practice and daily lives. This will be a continuing exploration for those participants that have attended…

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Life with Full Attention – A Practical Course in Mindfulness and Meditation

Wednesday August 29, 7:00 pm - 9:15 pm

  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 WEDNESDAY NIGHTS FROM 29 August to 17 October 2018, 7PM – 9.15PM Suitable for people wanting to take up a practice of mindfulness and meditation. Booking Essential:…

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MBC Film Club #1

Friday August 31, 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm

Melbourne Buddhist Centre presents Film Club, the pilot event for a potentially monthly Sangha movie night hosted by Max Milne. Inspired by Tricycle Magazines monthly online Film Club Max hopes to bring their monthly curated film pick to the MBC. Our first outing will be Akong: A Remarkable Life (90 mins), the story of Tibetan Buddhism’s emergence in the West through the life of the late Chöje Akong Tulku Rinpoche (1939–2013). A film for people wishing to know more about historical…

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September 2018

Young Melbourne Buddhists Gatherings

Saturday September 1, 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Saturday, repeating until Monday October 1, 2018

Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street VIC 3056 Australia + Google Map

Young Melbourne Buddhists is an initiative of committed Buddhist practitioners within the Triratna Buddhist Movement. Our main activities are our weekly gatherings. The weekly gatherings take place on Saturdays (5-7.30pm @Melbourne Buddhist Centre) and are a space for young people interested in Buddhism to explore the Dharma in theory and in practice within a friendly and informal context. The gatherings are led by community focused young people in the spirit of generosity in sharing the Dharma. These events include meditation,…

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Ratnasambhava’s Delight Day Retreat

Sunday September 9, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Ratnasambhava’s Delight is a day retreat led by Amalavajra. On this day Amalavajra will invoke Rantnasambhava, the jewel-born Buddha of beauty, abundance and perfect generousity. Holding the jewel of Awakening, his other hand is outstretched in giving. Taste the delights of abundance, gratitude and generousity through the profound teachings of the yellow Buddha, Ratnasambhava. Amalavajra is a former investment banker, now living at Adhisthana and fundraising for Triratna through the FutureDharma Fund. Sunday 9 September, 10am to 5pm at the Melbourne…

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October 2018

Young Melbourne Buddhist Gathering

Saturday October 6, 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Saturday, repeating until Saturday October 27, 2018

Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street VIC 3056 Australia + Google Map

Young Melbourne Buddhists is an initiative of committed Buddhist practitioners within the Triratna Buddhist Movement. Our main activities are our weekly gatherings. The weekly gatherings take place on Saturdays (5-7.30pm @Melbourne Buddhist Centre) and are a space for young people interested in Buddhism to explore the Dharma in theory and in practice within a friendly and informal context. The gatherings are led by community focused young people in the spirit of generosity in sharing the Dharma. These events include meditation,…

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Young Melbourne Buddhist Gathering

Saturday October 13, 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Saturday, repeating until Monday October 29, 2018

Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street VIC 3056 Australia + Google Map

Young Melbourne Buddhists is an initiative of committed Buddhist practitioners within the Triratna Buddhist Movement. Our main activities are our weekly gatherings. The weekly gatherings take place on Saturdays (5-7.30pm @Melbourne Buddhist Centre) and are a space for young people interested in Buddhism to explore the Dharma in theory and in practice within a friendly and informal context. The gatherings are led by community focused young people in the spirit of generosity in sharing the Dharma. These events include meditation,…

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Thursday Evening Drop-in Meditation & Activity

Thursday October 18, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm 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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Young Melbourne Buddhist Gathering

Saturday October 20, 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Saturday, repeating until Monday October 29, 2018

Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street VIC 3056 Australia + Google Map

Young Melbourne Buddhists is an initiative of committed Buddhist practitioners within the Triratna Buddhist Movement. Our main activities are our weekly gatherings. The weekly gatherings take place on Saturdays (5-7.30pm @Melbourne Buddhist Centre) and are a space for young people interested in Buddhism to explore the Dharma in theory and in practice within a friendly and informal context. The gatherings are led by community focused young people in the spirit of generosity in sharing the Dharma. These events include meditation,…

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Thursday Evening Drop-in Meditation & Activity

Thursday October 25, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm 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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Detox Your Heart Weekend Retreat

Friday October 26, 7:00 pm - Sunday October 28, 3:00 pm
Wesburn Recreation Camp, 25 Madeley Drive
Wesburn, Victoria 3799 Australia
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A weekend retreat based on Vimalasara's book - Detox Your Heart - Meditations on Emotional Trauma. This retreat focuses on the first stage of the Metta Bhavana and for people who are working with the sharp edges of suffering that come from childhood experiences. Compassionate Dharma will create the context for us to explore our self-harming behaviours and begin to let go. Vimalasara will take retreatants on a compassionate journey to help us work with our addictive and compulsive behaviours.…

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MBAR Train the Trainer – 3 Day Course

Monday October 29, 9:00 am - Wednesday October 31, 6:00 pm

Mindfulness for Health Mindfulness Based Addiction Recovery (MBAR) Train the Trainer course for Health Care Professionals, Addiction Wokers, Mindfulness and Meditation practitioners and people with an interest in addiction. About the training MBAR is a mindfulness-based approach to preventing relapse and promoting recovery from addiction. Originally called mindfulness-based relapse prevention (MBRP), the course was developed by coauthor of Eight Step Recovery - Dr Paramabandhu Groves, in collaboration with his co author, Valerie Mason-John. Dr Groves has been leading the course at…

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November 2018

Thursday Evening Drop-in Meditation & Activity

Thursday November 1, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm 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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Young Melbourne Buddhist Gathering

Saturday November 3, 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Saturday, repeating until Sunday November 25, 2018

Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street VIC 3056 Australia + Google Map

Young Melbourne Buddhists is an initiative of committed Buddhist practitioners within the Triratna Buddhist Movement. Our main activities are our weekly gatherings. The weekly gatherings take place on Saturdays (5-7.30pm @Melbourne Buddhist Centre) and are a space for young people interested in Buddhism to explore the Dharma in theory and in practice within a friendly and informal context. The gatherings are led by community focused young people in the spirit of generosity in sharing the Dharma. These events include meditation,…

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Thursday Evening Drop-in Meditation & Activity

Thursday November 8, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm 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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Heroic Hearts Family Weekend Retreat

Friday November 9, 7:00 pm - Sunday November 11, 3:00 pm
Wesburn Recreation Camp, 25 Madeley Drive
Wesburn, Victoria 3799 Australia
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A weekend retreat for parents and children focused on the development of compassionate action and resilience in our daily lives as parents and children. The retreat will involve discussion, meditation, and playful activities including sports, arts and drama.  "At first one should meditate intently on the equality of oneself and others as follows: ‘All equally experience suffering and happiness. I should look after them as I do myself.’ Just as the body, with its many parts form divisions into hand and…

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Young Melbourne Buddhist Gathering

Saturday November 10, 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Saturday, repeating until Sunday November 25, 2018

Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street VIC 3056 Australia + Google Map

Young Melbourne Buddhists is an initiative of committed Buddhist practitioners within the Triratna Buddhist Movement. Our main activities are our weekly gatherings. The weekly gatherings take place on Saturdays (5-7.30pm @Melbourne Buddhist Centre) and are a space for young people interested in Buddhism to explore the Dharma in theory and in practice within a friendly and informal context. The gatherings are led by community focused young people in the spirit of generosity in sharing the Dharma. These events include meditation,…

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Invoking the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas

Sunday November 11, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

A Day retreat for regular friends of the centre, dedicated to invoking some of the pantheon of Great Buddha's & Bodhisattva's we may encounter through Triratna Buddhist practice -  Shakyamuni Buddha, Green Tara, Amitabha, Amogasiddhi, Ratnasambhava, Aksobhya and Padmasambhava - we will invoke each of these great beings through Meditation, Reflection and the Chanting of their Mantra's, to help encourage us to develop the spiritual qualities they embody. Led by Padmasiddhi. Please feel free to bring with you your favourite…

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