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October 2017

Sesshin Day Retreat October 2017

Sunday October 22, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

In the Zen Buddhist tradition a sesshin is an intensive period of meditation to transform the heart-mind. Literally sesshin means touching the heart-mind, also referred to as gathering the mind. This is achieved through a program of continual practice. Join Apada for a 6 hour sesshin at the Melbourne Buddhist Centre, involving 6 meditation sessions interleaved with walking meditation and chanting. Besides chanting, the sesshin is conducted in silence, allowing an accumulative effect of each meditation to develop an intensity…

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November 2017

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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