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April 2017

Learn to Meditate – 6 Week Introductory Course

Wednesday April 5, 2017, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Over the 6 weeks of this meditation course, you will explore the transforming power of meditation – the development of clarity of mind and openness of heart. In this way freeing up the mind from habitual patterns to be able to choose a path of creativity and positive emotion. Take this opportunity to discover for yourself more kindness, ease and contentment to deal with the ups and downs of life. Each week this course will involve guided meditation sessions, presentations…

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In the Buddha’s Words – 4 Week Introductory Course in Buddhism

Wednesday April 12, 2017, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

  Go back to the source and learn about Buddhism from the words of the Buddha himself. Siladasa, will present the essential teachings of the Buddhist tradition drawn directly from the oldest Pali Canon sources, the earliest teachings of the Buddha. This 4 week course will be suitable for those new to the tradition and for those more familiar. Learn about the axial principle of conditional-arising (encompassing karmic law), the need for ethics and meditation for the cultivation of wisdom and…

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May 2017

Learn to Meditate – A 6 Week Introductory Course

Wednesday May 17, 2017, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Over the 6 weeks of this meditation course, you will explore the transforming power of meditation – the development of clarity of mind and openness of heart. In this way freeing up the mind from habitual patterns to be able to choose a path of creativity and positive emotion. Take this opportunity to discover for yourself more kindness, ease and contentment to deal with the ups and downs of life. Each week this course will involve guided meditation sessions, presentations…

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June 2017

Exploring the Wheel of Life – A Weekend Seminar

Saturday June 10, 2017, 2:00 pm - Sunday June 11, 2017, 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

Learn to Meditate – 6 Week Introductory Course

Wednesday July 5, 2017, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Over the 6 weeks of this meditation course, you will explore the transforming power of meditation – the development of clarity of mind and openness of heart. In this way freeing up the mind from habitual patterns to be able to choose a path of creativity and positive emotion. Take this opportunity to discover for yourself more kindness, ease and contentment to deal with the ups and downs of life. Each week this course will involve guided meditation sessions, presentations…

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

Wednesday July 12, 2017, 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, 2017, 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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Learn to Meditate – 6 Week Introductory Course

Wednesday August 30, 2017, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Over the 6 weeks of this meditation course, you will explore the transforming power of meditation – the development of clarity of mind and openness of heart. In this way freeing up the mind from habitual patterns to be able to choose a path of creativity and positive emotion. Take this opportunity to discover for yourself more kindness, ease and contentment to deal with the ups and downs of life. Each week this course will involve guided meditation sessions, presentations…

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Buddhist Principles – Essentials for a Better Life

Wednesday August 30, 2017, 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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October 2017

Learn to Meditate – 6 Week Introductory Course

Wednesday October 11, 2017, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Over the 6 weeks of this meditation course, you will explore the transforming power of meditation – the development of clarity of mind and openness of heart. In this way freeing up the mind from habitual patterns to be able to choose a path of creativity and positive emotion. Take this opportunity to discover for yourself more kindness, ease and contentment to deal with the ups and downs of life. Each week this course will involve guided meditation sessions, presentations…

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December 2017

Meditation Day Workshop

Sunday December 10, 2017, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

  The Melbourne Buddhist Centre and Maitripala invite all those who completed an Introduction to Meditation Course in 2016 and 2017 to a follow-up Day Meditation Workshop. Experienced meditation teacher, Maitripala will lead a day meditation refresher workshop, exploring ways to make your practice more effective and engaging and freeing blockages in your practice. Before the year draws to a close, refresh, reinvigorate and deepen your practice and head into 2018 with a clear mind and kind heart. Sunday 10 December, 10am to…

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January 2018

Meditation Intro Day Workshop

Sunday January 14, 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

In this day workshop/retreat you will learn the basic principles of meditation and the connection to our daily lives. You will be introduced to two core meditation practices, the Mindfulness of Breathing and Loving Kindness (Metta) Meditation by an experienced Buddhist meditation practitioner. Get essential tips on meditation and how to set up an effective daily practice. In these meditation practices encounter groundedness and clarity leading to acceptance and an opening of the heart to ourselves and others. Bring the…

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Introducing the Buddhist Path – Day Retreat

Sunday January 21, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

This Day Retreat is now Fully Booked Next Introduction to Buddhism Course is a 6 week course starting Wednesday 7 February. Click here 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 practitioners Padmasiddhi and Apada as they present the teachings of the Buddha. If you have…

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February 2018

Introduction to Meditation – 6 Week Course

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

Over the 6 weeks of this meditation course, you will explore the transforming power of meditation – the development of clarity of mind and openness of heart. In this way freeing up the mind from habitual patterns to be able to choose a path of creativity and positive emotion. Take this opportunity to discover for yourself more kindness, ease and contentment to deal with the ups and downs of life. Each week this course will involve guided meditation sessions, presentations…

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Buddhism Introduction Course – Essentials for a Better Life

Wednesday February 7, 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 Members 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 the teachings. ‘What the Buddha attained, we too…

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March 2018

Nidana Chain Day Seminar – Fully Booked

Sunday March 11, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Fully Booked Join Saddhavijaya and Manjusiddha at this day study seminar on the core Buddhist teaching of the Nidana Chain. Using the Dharma Section of Sangharakshita's book, The Three Jewels, they will explore the Nidana Vagga Sutta and the Buddhist teaching of conditionality that it presents. Suitable for those that have covered the Triratna Foundation Year of study as a minimum. A sound knowledge of Triratna's presentation of the Dharma is preferred. Not suitable for newcomers to Buddhism. Sunday 11…

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April 2018

Mindfulness for Health – Breathworks 8 Week Course

Friday April 6, 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Do you suffer from persistent pain, illness, stress or any other condition that has affected your health or wellbeing? Breathworks will teach you mindfulness skills to improve your quality of life and your health, including: How to manage pain, illness and fatigue in everyday life How to breathe into the present moment, relax and find choice Breath and body awareness Mindfulness meditation practice Cultivate kindness towards yourself 8 Fridays from 6 April from 9.30am to 11.30am To find out if this…

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Meditation Course – Training the Mind to be Aware and Kind

Wednesday April 11, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Over the 6 weeks of this meditation course, you will explore the transforming power of meditation – the development of clarity of mind and openness of heart. In this way freeing up the mind from habitual patterns to be able to choose a path of creativity and positive emotion. Take this opportunity to discover for yourself more kindness, ease and contentment to deal with the ups and downs of life. Each week this course will involve guided meditation sessions, presentations…

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Intermediate Buddhism Course – 6 Week Course

Wednesday April 11, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Freedom and Transformation Led by Rijumayi Explore Buddhist ethics and deepen your practice through discussion, meditation, study and activities. What does Ahimsa (non harm) mean and how do we take the teaching to heart in our lives? How do we learn not to shy away from grey areas in our conduct and be confident in our choices when criticised or feel we are swimming against the tide? The six week course will delve into the precepts, the Buddhas teachings on…

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May 2018

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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Meditation Course – 6 Week Intro Course

Wednesday May 23, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Over the 6 weeks of this meditation course, you will explore the transforming power of meditation – the development of clarity of mind and openness of heart. In this way freeing up the mind from habitual patterns to be able to choose a path of creativity and positive emotion. Take this opportunity to discover for yourself more kindness, ease and contentment to deal with the ups and downs of life. Each week this course will involve guided meditation sessions, presentations…

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July 2018

Learn to Meditate and Discover Freedom

Wednesday July 4, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

  Over the 6 weeks of this meditation course, you will explore the transforming power of meditation – the development of clarity of mind and openness of heart. In this way freeing up the mind from habitual patterns to be able to choose a path of creativity and positive emotion. Take this opportunity to discover for yourself more kindness, ease and contentment to deal with the ups and downs of life. Each week this course will involve guided meditation sessions,…

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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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August 2018

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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October 2018

Learn to Meditate and Find Freedom

Wednesday October 17, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Over the 6 weeks of this meditation course, you will explore the transforming power of meditation – the development of clarity of mind and openness of heart. In this way freeing up the mind from habitual patterns to be able to choose a path of creativity and positive emotion. Take this opportunity to discover for yourself more kindness, ease and contentment to deal with the ups and downs of life. Each week this course will involve guided meditation sessions, presentations…

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