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January 2018

Introducing the Buddhist Path – Day Retreat

Sunday January 21, 2018, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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 ever wondered what Buddhism is about or are confused with all the forms it takes, this day retreat will focus on the…

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Sesshin Day Retreat – January 2018

Sunday January 28, 2018, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Get into the Flow of Positive Consciousness In the Zen tradition a sesshin is an intensive period of meditation to transform the heart-mind. Literally sesshin means touching the heart-mind and is also referred to as gathering the mind. This is achieved through a program of continuous mindful practice, whether sitting, standing. walking or eating. Join Apada and Padmasiddhi for a 6 hour sesshin at the Melbourne Buddhist Centre, involving 6 meditation sessions of between 40 and 30 minutes with walking…

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February 2018

Mindfulness of the Heart Day Retreat

Sunday February 4, 2018, 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

Danapriya visiting from the UK, will led this day retreat focusing on engaging the heart and mind. Using exercises, yoga, meditation and puja, Danapriya will open the way to a mindful heart.     Sunday 4 February 10.30am to 4.30pm at the Melbourne Buddhist Centre Suitable for those familiar with the meditation practices taught at the MBC. Please bring some vegan of vegetarian food to share on the day. $60 Full Waged, $40 Low Waged and $30 Concession Booking Essential:…

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Women’s Weekend Retreat – Compassionate Communication

Friday February 9, 2018, 7:00 pm - Sunday February 11, 2018, 3:00 pm

Explore a compassionate connection to your inner dialogue. Discover the beauty within your responses and deepen your understanding of reactivity in communication. Experience ways to connect with empathy to yourself and others. Experience mindfulness and Metta Bhavana meditation. Enjoy the company of like minded women in the natural surroundings of the Yarra Valley. 7pm Friday 9 February to 3pm Sunday 11 February Suitable for women who are familiar with the meditations practiced at the MBC. Booking Essential: Book Online Here or…

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Sesshin Day Retreat – February 2018

Sunday February 25, 2018, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Get into the Flow of Positive Consciousness In the Zen tradition a sesshin is an intensive period of meditation to transform the heart-mind. Literally sesshin means touching the heart-mind and is also referred to as gathering the mind. This is achieved through a program of continuous mindful practice, whether sitting, standing. walking or eating. Join Apada and Padmasiddhi for a 6 hour sesshin at the Melbourne Buddhist Centre, involving 6 meditation sessions of between 40 and 30 minutes with walking…

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March 2018

Young Dharma Retreat – Shepherd’s Search for the Mind

Friday March 9, 2018, 7:00 pm - Monday March 12, 2018, 3:00 pm
Brisbane Ranges, 220 Marshalls Road
Staughton Vale, Victoria 3340
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What is the nature of mind? It’s more than you think. We’ll explore the radical approach of a Tibetan yogi which is just as relevant today as it was 1000 years ago. Milarepa was an extraordinary Buddhist practitioner in 2nd Century AD, who spent long periods living in a cave in the mountains of Tibet in order to discover the nature of mind. He underwent many trials and hardships and pursued the Dharma with great vigour. Once he had come…

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Nidana Chain Day Seminar

Sunday March 11, 2018, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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. Not suitable for newcomers to Buddhism. Sunday 11 March, 10am to 5pm A vegan lunch and refreshments will be provided on…

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Order/Mitra Weekend Retreat with Lokeshvara

Friday March 16, 2018, 7:30 pm - Sunday March 18, 2018, 3:00 pm
Brisbane Ranges, 220 Marshalls Road
Staughton Vale, Victoria 3340
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A weekend residential retreat for Order Members and the Mitra Sangha with the President of the Melbourne Buddhist Centre, Lokeshvara. More details to come. Open to the Order Members and Mitras of the Triratna Buddhist Community. $250 Full Waged, $185 Low Waged, $120 Concession Booking Essential: Click Here to Book Online or call the MBC  

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Sesshin Day Retreat – March 2018

Sunday March 25, 2018, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Get into the Flow of Positive Consciousness In the Zen tradition a sesshin is an intensive period of meditation to transform the heart-mind. Literally sesshin means touching the heart-mind and is also referred to as gathering the mind. This is achieved through a program of continuous mindful practice, whether sitting, standing. walking or eating. Join Apada and Padmasiddhi for a 6 hour sesshin at the Melbourne Buddhist Centre, involving 6 meditation sessions of between 40 and 30 minutes with walking…

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April 2018

Sesshin Day Retreat – April 2018

Sunday April 22, 2018, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Get into the Flow of Positive Consciousness In the Zen tradition a sesshin is an intensive period of meditation to transform the heart-mind. Literally sesshin means touching the heart-mind and is also referred to as gathering the mind. This is achieved through a program of continuous mindful practice, whether sitting, standing. walking or eating. Join Apada and Padmasiddhi for a 6 hour sesshin at the Melbourne Buddhist Centre, involving 6 meditation sessions of between 40 and 30 minutes with walking…

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May 2018

Sesshin Weekend Retreat

Friday May 18, 2018, 7:00 pm - Sunday May 20, 2018, 3:00 pm
Brisbane Ranges, 220 Marshalls Road
Staughton Vale, Victoria 3340
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A weekend of silence and meditation in a sesshin format.  Let go into the flow of consciousness with blocks of meditation practice and periods of silent reflection. Within each meditation block there will be sitting meditation alternating with walking meditation. Join Apada and Padmasiddhi for a deeper exploration of your meditation practice over a weekend of seclusion from the outside world in the natural surroundings of the Brisbane Ranges, west of Melbourne. Suitable for persons who are experienced with our…

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June 2018

Sesshin Day Retreat – June 2018

Sunday June 24, 2018, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Get into the Flow of Positive Consciousness In the Zen tradition a sesshin is an intensive period of meditation to transform the heart-mind. Literally sesshin means touching the heart-mind and is also referred to as gathering the mind. This is achieved through a program of continuous mindful practice, whether sitting, standing. walking or eating. Join Apada and Padmasiddhi for a 6 hour sesshin at the Melbourne Buddhist Centre, involving 6 meditation sessions of between 40 and 30 minutes with walking…

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July 2018

Sesshin Day Retreat – July 2018

Sunday July 15, 2018, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Get into the Flow of Positive Consciousness In the Zen tradition a sesshin is an intensive period of meditation to transform the heart-mind. Literally sesshin means touching the heart-mind and is also referred to as gathering the mind. This is achieved through a program of continuous mindful practice, whether sitting, standing. walking or eating. Join Apada and Padmasiddhi for a 6 hour sesshin at the Melbourne Buddhist Centre, involving 6 meditation sessions of between 40 and 30 minutes with walking…

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August 2018

Sesshin Day Retreat – August 2018

Sunday August 12, 2018, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Get into the Flow of Positive Consciousness In the Zen tradition a sesshin is an intensive period of meditation to transform the heart-mind. Literally sesshin means touching the heart-mind and is also referred to as gathering the mind. This is achieved through a program of continuous mindful practice, whether sitting, standing. walking or eating. Join Apada and Padmasiddhi for a 6 hour sesshin at the Melbourne Buddhist Centre, involving 6 meditation sessions of between 40 and 30 minutes with walking…

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MIND Fully Alive – 10 Day Meditation Retreat

Friday August 17, 2018, 7:00 pm - Sunday August 26, 2018, 3:00 pm
Wesburn Recreation Camp, 25 Madeley Drive
Wesburn, Victoria 3799 Australia
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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 previous retreats where the focus was on BODY and FEELINGS. There will be extensive periods of…

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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 Rantnasmabhava, 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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Sesshin Day Retreat – September 2018

Sunday September 16, 2018, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Get into the Flow of Positive Consciousness In the Zen tradition a sesshin is an intensive period of meditation to transform the heart-mind. Literally sesshin means touching the heart-mind and is also referred to as gathering the mind. This is achieved through a program of continuous mindful practice, whether sitting, standing. walking or eating. Join Apada and Padmasiddhi for a 6 hour sesshin at the Melbourne Buddhist Centre, involving 6 meditation sessions of between 40 and 30 minutes with walking…

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October 2018

Sesshin Day Retreat – October 2018

Sunday October 21, 2018, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Get into the Flow of Positive Consciousness In the Zen tradition a sesshin is an intensive period of meditation to transform the heart-mind. Literally sesshin means touching the heart-mind and is also referred to as gathering the mind. This is achieved through a program of continuous mindful practice, whether sitting, standing. walking or eating. Join Apada and Padmasiddhi for a 6 hour sesshin at the Melbourne Buddhist Centre, involving 6 meditation sessions of between 40 and 30 minutes with walking…

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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 will include experiential inquiry into emotional trauma, that can be caused by the demise of a pet, the separation of parents, the demise of a grand parent, attending a new school, moving to a new place, and many more triggers in childhood and adolescence that has caused trauma. Vimalasara, Dr Valerie Mason…

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November 2018

Sesshin Day Retreat – November 2018

Sunday November 18, 2018, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Get into the Flow of Positive Consciousness In the Zen tradition a sesshin is an intensive period of meditation to transform the heart-mind. Literally sesshin means touching the heart-mind and is also referred to as gathering the mind. This is achieved through a program of continuous mindful practice, whether sitting, standing. walking or eating. Join Apada and Padmasiddhi for a 6 hour sesshin at the Melbourne Buddhist Centre, involving 6 meditation sessions of between 40 and 30 minutes with walking…

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December 2018

Sesshin Day Retreat – December 2018

Sunday December 16, 2018, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Get into the Flow of Positive Consciousness In the Zen tradition a sesshin is an intensive period of meditation to transform the heart-mind. Literally sesshin means touching the heart-mind and is also referred to as gathering the mind. This is achieved through a program of continuous mindful practice, whether sitting, standing. walking or eating. Join Apada and Padmasiddhi for a 6 hour sesshin at the Melbourne Buddhist Centre, involving 6 meditation sessions of between 40 and 30 minutes with walking…

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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, please email Dantacitta on office@melbournebuddhistcentre.org.au to be placed on a waiting list. "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…

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