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April 2018

Breaking the Cake – An Afternoon in the Way of Tea

Sunday April 15, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

There is only room for 9 guests to enjoy Tea and Dharma as Siladasa breaks open a cake of Purple Red Tea from Yunnan, that has been aged and rested for 2 years since production. There will be many bowls to be shared as this tea has great ‘patience’, enabling multiple steeping in the pot to delight the senses and stir the imagination. And in between, silence and peace. Sunday 15 April, 2pm to 4pm at the Melbourne Buddhist Centre…

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May 2018

Young Melbourne Buddhist Gathering

Saturday May 19, 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 week at YMB we are exploring the 'five great stages of the path'. This formulation of the path was re-emphasized by Sangharakshita, the founder of the Triratna Buddhist community. These stages, which are also called 'the system of practice', include integration, positive emotion, spiritual death, spiritual rebirth and receptivity. In more practical terms Sangharakshita summarizes these stages as five simple precepts: Keep up…

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The Journey and the Guide – A Practical Course in Buddhism

Wednesday May 23, 7:15 pm - 9:45 pm

  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. Led by Manjusiddha and Tejopala. 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…

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June 2018

Young Melbourne Buddhist Gathering

Saturday June 2, 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 Retreat – Breaking Free

Friday June 8, 7:00 pm - Monday June 11, 3:00 pm
Brisbane Ranges, 220 Marshalls Road
Staughton Vale, Victoria 3340
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The concern of Buddhist practice is to break the endless cycle of action and reaction and instead cultivate a creative mind, aligned with reality. This shift requires a move towards a progressive, positive chain of conditionality called ‘the spiral path’. On this 3 day retreat Chittaprabha and Khemadhamma will explore the spiral path and conditionality, engaging in meditation, discussion and ritual, in the beautiful surroundings of the Brisbane Ranges, west of Melbourne. Being on retreat allows the opportunity to take…

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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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Young Melbourne Buddhists Gatherings

Saturday August 25, 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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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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Thursday Evening Drop-in Meditation & Activity

Thursday August 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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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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Thursday Evening Drop-in Meditation & Activity

Thursday September 6, 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 Buddhists Gatherings

Saturday September 8, 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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Thursday Evening Drop-in Meditation & Activity

Thursday September 13, 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 Buddhists Gatherings

Saturday September 15, 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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Thursday Evening Drop-in Meditation & Activity

Thursday September 20, 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 Buddhists Gatherings

Saturday September 22, 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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