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April 2017

Dharma in the Leaf – Day Event

Sunday April 9, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Booked Out   How this teapot easily pours Manjusri’s deep rich amber Filling the bowl of my life Between these hands Join Siladasa for tea and participate in the ancient lineage of Buddhists drinking tea! Tea has a special place in Far East Buddhism with the integration of tea making as direct Dharma practice. There are elements of both tranquility (samatha) and insight (vipassana) in the preparation and serving of tea, and Siladasa will share some of his experience in…

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Sesshin Day Retreat April

Sunday April 16, 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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The Fruits of the Homeless Life – A Day of Study

Sunday April 23, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

An investigation of the ancient Buddhist system of meditation. The Path of Tranquility and the Path of Directly Seeing. Through a study of this complex Sutta we will review how we approach our meditation practice. Join Saddhavijaya and Manjusiddha as they explore their latest study reflections. This day retreat is for anyone who has completed an "Introduction to Buddhist Meditation " course or in one of our study groups and has a daily meditation practice. You will have read the Sutta…

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May 2017

Sesshin Day Retreat May

Sunday May 21, 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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June 2017

Sesshin Day Retreat June 2017

Sunday June 25, 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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July 2017

Sesshin Day Retreat July

Sunday July 23, 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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August 2017

Kindfully Alive – 10 Day Retreat

Friday August 11, 7:00 pm
Wesburn Recreation Camp, 25 Madeley Drive
Wesburn, Victoria 3799 Australia
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On this 10 day retreat we will be setting up ideal conditions for you to pay gentle attention to everything....and tenderly touch mindfulness with heart. In a relaxed and spacious atmosphere the aim is to increase levels of awareness both on and off the meditation mat, using the Satipatthana Sutta as our guide. Our aim is to bring the Metta practice alive mindfully. This retreat will cater to those who attended last year's Mindfully Alive retreat and also provide instruction to people who…

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Sesshin Day Retreat August 2017

Sunday August 27, 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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September 2017

Sesshin Day Retreat September 2017

Sunday September 17, 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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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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