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September 2018

Ratnasambhava’s Delight Day Retreat

Sunday September 9, 2018, 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, 2018, 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 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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Detox Your Heart Weekend Retreat

Friday October 26, 2018, 7:00 pm - Sunday October 28, 2018, 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, 2018, 9:00 am - Wednesday October 31, 2018, 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

Young Melbourne Buddhist Gathering

Saturday November 3, 2018, 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm 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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Heroic Hearts Family Weekend Retreat

Friday November 9, 2018, 7:00 pm - Sunday November 11, 2018, 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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Invoking the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas

Sunday November 11, 2018, 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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Young Melbourne Buddhists Weekend Retreat

Friday November 16, 2018, 7:00 pm - Sunday November 18, 2018, 3:00 pm
Baanya Biami, 220 Marshalls Road
Staughton Vale, Victoria 3340 Australia
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A Young Melbourne Buddhists retreat led by Dhammakumāra, an ordained Buddhist within the Triratna Buddhist Order and Itir who is training for ordination. During this weekend retreat we will explore the potential of the mind through connecting with one of the most important figures of the later Buddhist tradition, Vajrasattva, the Prince of Purity. Vajrasattva's archetype represents the 'myth of the return journey' through which we move from alienation to homecoming to our true nature. During this weekend we will explore…

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Celebrating Sangha Day

Saturday November 24, 2018, 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street VIC 3056 Australia + Google Map

Join us on this festival day as we celebrate the Sangha Jewel. Program: 11- 12 Meditation 12.15 -1.30 Skills auction* 1.30- 2.15 Lunch 2.15- 3.15 Talks 3.30- 4.30 Puja Please bring a vegan/veg plate to share. All welcome! *If you have a skill you would like to offer to be auctioned on this day, please get in touch with Bronwyn blcoulton@gmail.com Help us raise $2500 for the Melbourne Buddhist Centre!

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December 2018

Thursday Evening Drop-in Meditation & Maitreyabandhu Talk

Thursday December 27, 2018, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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 at 8.45pm, we will hear from Maitreyabandhu in his talk The Vision of Truth: A Complete Path. A experienced Buddhist teacher, Maitreyabandhu…

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Ways to Insight – 5 Day Retreat with Maitreyabandhu – Now Fully Booked

Friday December 28, 2018, 7:00 pm - Tuesday January 1, 2019, 3:00 pm
Brisbane Ranges, 220 Marshalls Road
Staughton Vale, Victoria 3340
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Now Fully Booked "The meaning and purpose of Buddhist meditation is to gain insight into the true nature of reality and thereby become a force for good in the world". On this retreat we’ll explore the cultivation of Wisdom through meditation and daily-life practice and show how this leads to love for all. We’ll be exploring this on the basis of a 'fit mind’ - a mind that’s healthy and positive enough to turn towards reality. The retreat will consist…

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January 2019

Introduction to Buddhism Day Retreat

Sunday January 20, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street VIC 3056 Australia + Google Map

Spend a day discovering the basic principles of Buddhism that will help transform your life. Understand the human condition from a Buddhist perspective and the path of wisdom, ethics and meditation that leads to a life of greater clarity and compassion. Join Buddhist practitioner, Apada as he presents the teachings of the Buddha. If you have ever wondered what Buddhism is about or are confused with all the forms it takes, this day retreat will focus on the essential and…

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February 2019

Woman’s Weekend Retreat – Booked Out

Friday February 1, 7:00 pm - Sunday February 3, 3:00 pm
Wesburn Recreation Camp, 25 Madeley Drive
Wesburn, Victoria 3799 Australia
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A weekend retreat exploring the wisdom and mystery of the Heart Sutra with like-minded woman. The Heart Sutra is one of the most profound Mahayana Buddhist scriptures. Join Sudaya as she brings alive the meaning of the Sutra and the consequences for our Dharma practice. 7pm Friday 1 February to 3pm Sunday 3 February Suitable for woman who know our meditation practices. $230 Full Waged, $190 Low Waged and $130 Concession This retreat is booked out.

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Radical Dharma – 6 Week Buddhism Course

Wednesday February 20, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street VIC 3056 Australia + Google Map

  Radical Dharma, Teaching that Changes Lives A 6 week Buddhism course that focusing on the radical message of the Buddha's teaching, the Dharma. This course introduces teachings that will change the way we see the world and ourselves and open the pathway to change and meaning. Discover the processes and tools from the Buddhist Tradition to bring positive transformation.   Suitable for those interested in Buddhism and open to change Free attendance to drop-in meditation classes at the MBC…

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March 2019

Mind Reactive, Mind Creative – Day Retreat

Sunday March 17, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street VIC 3056 Australia + Google Map

From a talk by Sangharakshita of the same name, in this day retreat Udara will explore how to move from the reactive mind, characterised by confusion and suffering to a more creative mind which brings about harmony and personal freedom. A day of mostly silent led meditations and reflections on the Buddha's teachings on liberating the mind. Suitable for those with an interest in Buddhism and familiar with our meditation practices. Sunday 17 March 2019, 10am to 4pm at the…

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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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Thursday Evening Drop-in Meditation & Dharma Activity

Thursday April 25, 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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May 2019

Thursday Evening Drop-in Meditation & Dharma Activity

Thursday May 2, 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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Buddha Day Festival – Celebrate Enlightenment

Saturday May 4, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street VIC 3056 Australia + Google Map

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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Thursday Evening Drop-in Meditation & Dharma Activity

Thursday May 9, 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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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 VIC 3056 Australia + Google Map

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 VIC 3056 Australia + Google Map

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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Thursday Evening Drop-in Meditation & Dharma Activity

Thursday May 16, 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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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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