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July 2016

Introduction to Meditation; a six week course

Wednesday July 20, 2016, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Introduction to Meditation - a six week course Learn meditation practices that will transform your life from an experienced meditation teacher. Learn the essential meditation practices of the Mindfulness of Breathing and Loving Kindness (Metta Bhavana). Discover that meditation is more than calming the mind but a life changing practice. Develop an effective meditation practice with the weekly support of experienced meditation teachers. You will be led through a guided meditation practice each night and introduced to the theory and wisdom that lies…

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Active Imagination and the Archetypes

Sunday July 31, 2016, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

For Order Members and Mitras. The archetypes, according to Carl Jung are unconscious archaic patterns, images and symbols that are part of our collective psyches.  Inherited by individuals they can affect our attitudes and behaviours.  The purpose of this day workshop will be to explore the 'Archetypes' in order to be more conscious of their effect on our lives. Knowledge of the archetypes may help us understand the deeper patterns that drive us. Practical tools will be introduced such as 'Active…

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August 2016

Introduction to Buddhist Meditation

Wednesday August 31, 2016, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

A Six Week Course 31 August to 5 October - 7.30pm to 9.30pm Learn traditional Buddhist meditation practices that will transform your life from an experienced meditation teacher Learn the essential meditation practices of the Mindfulness of Breathing and Loving Kindness (Metta Bhavana) Discover that meditation is more than calming the mind; it's a life changing practice Develop an effective meditation practice with the weekly support of experienced meditation teachers You will be led through a guided meditation practice each…

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September 2016

Introduction to Buddhism

Saturday September 3, 2016, 1:00 pm - Sunday September 4, 2016, 5:00 pm

Siladasa, ordained for 24 years in the Triratna Buddhist Order, will introduce the tenets of the Buddhist tradition over a weekend intensive course. The core philosophies and practices and their relevance and application to everyday life will be explained. There will be ample opportunity for enquiry and discussion. Course notes and further reading/listening references will  be supplied.  Led by Siladasa   Suitable for those new to or interested in Buddhism. Held at the Melbourne Buddhist Centre. Includes a light lunch…

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October 2016

Buddha and his Teaching – Beyond the Wheel of Life

Wednesday October 5, 2016, 7:30 pm - Wednesday October 26, 2016, 9:30 pm

"The Buddha and his Teaching: Beyond the Wheel of Life" The MBC invites you to join Siladasa in a 4 week course that introduces the tenets of the Buddhist tradition based on an ancient symbol called the Wheel of Life. This remarkable illustration represents the key teachings of the historical Buddha about the mind as source of human experience, and how insight into the nature of mind allows liberation from the suffering of mundane existence. This course is suitable for those new to Buddhism and…

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January 2017

Day Meditation Workshop – Learn to Meditate in 2017

Sunday January 15, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Start 2017 with Clarity and an Open Heart In this day workshop/retreat you will learn the basic principles and practice of meditation. You will be introduced to two meditation practices, the Mindfulness of Breathing and the Loving Kindness (Metta) Meditation by an experienced Buddhist meditation practitioner. Get great tips on meditation and how to set up a daily practice. Bring the positive benefits of meditation into your life. Sunday 15 January 10am to 5pm at the MBC. Lunch provided. Suitable for…

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February 2017

Learn to Meditate and Find Freedom – 8 Week Introductory Course – Booked Out

Wednesday February 1, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

An Eight Week Meditation Course 8 Wednesdays from 1 February to 22 March – 7.30pm to 9.30pm Over the 8 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…

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Fit Mind, Free Heart: A Practical Course in Buddhism

Wednesday February 22, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

8 Week Course, Starting 22 February 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. 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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March 2017

Breathworks – Mindfulness for Stress 8 Week Course

Wednesday March 1, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Do You Suffer From Stress? This course is suitable for anyone experiencing stress associated with chronic illness, work, relationships, loss and other factors outside your control. Also for those who want to learn strategies to deal with the general complexity and pace of modern life. Breathworks was developed by Vidyamala Burch, a member of the Triratna Buddhist Community who has used mindfulness to manage stress and severe chronic spinal pain for over 25 years. We can't always choose what happens…

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April 2017

Learn to Meditate – 6 Week Introductory Course

Wednesday April 5, 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, 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, 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, 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

Learn to Meditate – 6 Week Introductory Course

Wednesday July 5, 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, 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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Learn to Meditate – 6 Week Introductory Course

Wednesday August 30, 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, 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, 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, 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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