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May 2017

Words That Awaken – A Young Dharma Retreat

Friday May 5, 7:00 pm - Sunday May 7, 3:00 pm

Join the Young Melbourne Buddhists on a weekend retreat in May. Under the guidance of Rijumayi and Dantacitta, we will be exploring the theme of Wisdom by studying, reflecting and meditating on sutta's (Buddha's words). This is an opportunity to take your practice deeper, away from the usual distractions and stresses, to gain a richer experience of yourself and others. There will also be plenty of time to unwind and reconnect. Suitable for those 18 to 35 years and are familiar…

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No Young Dharma Nights This Week- Young Dharma Retreat Weekend-

Saturday May 6, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

  We will be on retreat this weekend so there will be no YDN this week. For more information on the Young Dharma retreat : http://melbournebuddhistcentre.org.au/event/words-that-awaken-a-young-dharma-retreat/ Join us on Facebook for more details.

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Thursday Evening Drop-in Meditation & Puja Practice Night

Thursday May 11, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Be Inspired by Puja This Thursday night after the meditation class, join us for a 7 Fold Puja, a Buddhist devotional practice. Engage body, speech and heart/mind with inspiring Buddhist texts, mantra and the making of offerings to our aspirations, embodied in the Buddha for the benefit of all beings. Each Thursday evening we offer two meditation sessions; one for those with little or no experience, and other for those experienced with our practices. Newcomers welcome! On alternate weeks we…

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No Young Dharma Nights- Buddha Day Festival –

Saturday May 13, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

We won't have our usual Young Dharma Nights this weekend due to Buddha Day celebrations. Please join us at the MBC during the day for a shared lunch, meditation and very special puja. There will be a Young Dharma Sangha Social dinner at 5pm which you are welcome to join. More details on Buddha Day: http://melbournebuddhistcentre.org.au/event/buddha-day/ Join us on Facebook for more details.

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June 2017

More Leaves, More Dharma

Sunday June 4, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This Event is Now Fully Booked Join Siladasa as he continues his exploration of Dharma in the Leaf, cultivating tranquility and insight in the preparation and service of tea. Tea has a special place in Far East Buddhism with the integration of tea making as direct Dharma practice. There are elements of both tranquility (samatha) and insight (vipassana) in the preparation and serving of tea, and Siladasa will share some of his experience in his journey so far with the…

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Exploring the Wheel of Life – A Weekend Seminar

Saturday June 10, 2:00 pm - Sunday June 11, 1:00 pm

  The Wheel of Life is an incredible depiction of the Buddha’s teaching of the 12 nidana chain of dependent origination from the Tibetan tradition. It tells the story from ignorance to feeling to grasping to craving that drives us to repeat unhelpful tendencies. Learn about the 6 realms of existence and the 3 root poisons. Buddhadasa with over 40 years of Dharma practice will guide you through the symbols and mythology to get to the depth of the teaching…

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July 2017

Dharma Day Festival

Saturday July 8, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Come and hear the Buddha's words on Dharma Day. The teachings of the Buddha, the Dharma, have come down to us today over the span of 2500 years. The Buddha first decided to teach when he saw that there were those with little dust in their eyes that would be able to see the truth of his teachings. Today we have been fortunate to find the Dharma and have the opportunity to follow the Path of the teachings for ourselves.…

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Buddhist Principles: Essentials for a Better Life – 6 Week Buddhism Course

Wednesday July 12, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Discover the essential Buddhist principles that have the potential to change your life for the better. Join Padmasiddhi and Apada, Members of the Triratna Buddhist Order to explore and make sense of the many 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 inquiry and discussion. Course notes and further reading/listening references will be supplied. ‘What the…

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August 2017

Exploring the Three Fold Path

Tuesday August 1, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Over four sessions we will be exploring Buddhist practices though discussion, study and activities. In the final week, participants will have the opportunity to share projects, either individually or in small groups. Projects are a chance to reflect more deeply and share with the group any aspects of the ethics, meditation or wisdom that has struck a chord during the course. This is suitable for those with prior knowledge of Buddhism, interested in taking their understanding deeper. If you're not…

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Buddhist Principles – Essentials for a Better Life

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

Join Siladasa to discover the essential principles of Buddhism framed within the traditional Threefold Way of Ethics, Meditation and Wisdom. We will examine the nature of ethics and its implication for compassionate living, along with the relationship between ethics and meditation and the cultivation of wisdom within the Buddhist tradition. The emphasis will be as much on practice as on the understanding of the teachings with the opportunity to explore how to engage with this path in contemporary urban life.…

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September 2017

Young Dharma Nights

Saturday September 9, 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

  A Fortnightly gathering of young people interested in Buddhism Are you under 35 (or young at heart) and interested in Buddhism? Come along to Young Dharma Nights! This is a great opportunity to learn about and discuss the Buddha's teachings in a casual and supportive environment. Doors open at 6pm for a 6.30pm start. The evening generally includes some meditation, a Dharma talk, and time for reflection and discussion. No bookings or experience in meditation is necessary. Looking forward to…

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Encountering the Buddha

Friday September 22, 7:00 pm - Sunday September 24, 3:00 pm

Siladasa invites you for a weekend retreat dedicated to exploring how we meet the Buddha. We shall look to the ancient texts for biography and history that inspires, the Mahayana sutras for parable and myths of the Enlightened One, and to symbols, ritual and puja for the evocation of qualities of the Awakened mind. Our retreat will be focused on enriching our receptivity to the Buddha, supported by guided meditations, silent reflections, and discussions, all in the natural surroundings of…

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Young Dharma Nights

Saturday September 23, 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

There is no Young Dharma Night this Saturday 23 September and we encourage you to go on the weekend retreat. A Fortnightly gathering of young people interested in Buddhism Are you under 35 (or young at heart) and interested in Buddhism? Come along to Young Dharma Nights! This is a great opportunity to learn about and discuss the Buddha's teachings in a casual and supportive environment. Doors open at 6pm for a 6.30pm start. The evening generally includes some meditation,…

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October 2017

Young Dharma Nights

Saturday October 7, 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 6:00pm on Saturday, repeating until Saturday December 30, 2017

A FORTNIGHTLY GATHERING OF YOUNG PEOPLE INTERESTED IN BUDDHISM Are you under 35 (or young at heart) and interested in Buddhism? Come along to Young Dharma Nights! This is a great opportunity to learn about and discuss the Buddha’s teachings in a casual and supportive environment. Doors open at 6pm for a 6.30pm start. The evening generally includes some meditation, a Dharma talk, and time for reflection and discussion. No bookings or experience in meditation is necessary. Looking forward to seeing…

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Thursday Evening Drop-in Meditation & Activity

Thursday October 26, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Each Thursday evening we offer two meditation sessions; one for those new to meditation with little or no experience where you will be shown the meditation practice and guided through a meditation. The other meditation session is unguided for those experienced with our practices. Newcomers are 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…

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November 2017

Sangha Day

Saturday November 4, 12:15 pm - 4:30 pm

Sangha Day is one the three festival days celebrating each of the 3 Jewels. A day of rejoicing in the Sangha, Spiritual Community, and our connection with one another. Starting with a shared lunch and ending in the Sangha Day Puja. Program 12.15pm to 1.30pm Shared Lunch. Bring vegan or vegetarian food to share 1.30pm to 3.30pm Program of presentations and activities focused on the Spiritual Community 3.30pm to 4.30pm Sangha Day Puja with Mitra Ceremony Dana Event - By…

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Thursday Evening Drop-in Meditation & Activity

Thursday November 16, 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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Sangha Weekend Retreat

Friday November 17, 7:00 pm - Sunday November 19, 3:00 pm

Sangha Weekend Retreat - A Family Friendly Retreat Experience the feeling of being on retreat with like minded people, enjoying the space for meditation, reflection, inspiration and friendship in the natural surroundings of the Yarra Valley. Sangha is a term to describe a Buddhist spiritual community and during this retreat we aspire to create the conditions for this to arise. We will be exploring the Five Buddha Mandala. A family friendly retreat with a children's activity program which may include…

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Young Dharma Nights

Saturday November 18, 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

  Young Dharma Night will not be held on this night due to many of our young people attending the Sangha weekend retreat (17-19 November) which you are invited to attend. See Link below. Link to Sangha Retreat

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Thursday Evening Drop-in Meditation & Activity

Thursday November 23, 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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Thursday Evening Drop-in Meditation & Activity

Thursday November 30, 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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December 2017

Young Dharma Nights

Saturday December 2, 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 6:00pm on Saturday, repeating until Saturday December 30, 2017

A FORTNIGHTLY GATHERING OF YOUNG PEOPLE INTERESTED IN BUDDHISM Are you under 35 (or young at heart) and interested in Buddhism? Come along to Young Dharma Nights! This is a great opportunity to learn about and discuss the Buddha’s teachings in a casual and supportive environment. Doors open at 6pm for a 6.30pm start. The evening generally includes some meditation, a Dharma talk, and time for reflection and discussion. No bookings or experience in meditation is necessary. Looking forward to seeing…

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Thursday Evening Drop-in Meditation & Activity

Thursday December 7, 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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Thursday Evening Drop-in Meditation & Activity

Thursday December 14, 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 Dharma Nights

Saturday December 16, 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 6:00pm on Saturday, repeating until Saturday December 30, 2017

A FORTNIGHTLY GATHERING OF YOUNG PEOPLE INTERESTED IN BUDDHISM Are you under 35 (or young at heart) and interested in Buddhism? Come along to Young Dharma Nights! This is a great opportunity to learn about and discuss the Buddha’s teachings in a casual and supportive environment. Doors open at 6pm for a 6.30pm start. The evening generally includes some meditation, a Dharma talk, and time for reflection and discussion. No bookings or experience in meditation is necessary. Looking forward to seeing…

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