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June 2019

Teen Practice Day – Kindness and Compassion for Ourselves and Others

Sunday June 30, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street VIC 3056 Australia + Google Map

Are you aged 13 to 17?  Would you like your thoughts to be kinder to yourself? How could we be more considerate and gentle towards others? Bring a parent or guardian (anyone you trust who is over 18, to support one another). Guided meditation, separate teen/guardian discussions, shared lunch and activities. For those familiar with our meditation practices. Sunday 30 June, 10am to 3pm Adults $15, Teenagers $10 Bring vegan/vegetarian food to share for lunch. Booking Essential: Click Here to Book…

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July 2019

“Open to Life” On the Page: Writing and Receptivity

Sunday July 14, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street VIC 3056 Australia + Google Map

The ‘mandala approach’ to the Triratna system of practice places spiritual receptivity at the centre of the mandala. In Vessantara’s words, ‘this means that at the heart of the spiritual life is this open, receptive awareness that is not seeing everything in terms of its use value for the self, but values, appreciates and enjoys things, people and qualities for their own sake’. Emphasising openness to the mind’s natural creativity, this day retreat explores creative writing as means of cultivating spiritual…

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Silent Meditation Day Retreat – July

Sunday July 28, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street VIC 3056 Australia + Google Map

GET INTO THE FLOW OF POSITIVE CONSCIOUSNESS This retreat is offered monthly as an opportunity for us to go deeper in our meditation practice. Our endeavours are supported by the practice of silence and the companionship of other meditators. The retreat has six periods of meditation off 30-40 minutes duration, interspersed by walking meditation. This structure allows our practice to build over the course of the day. As No Teaching is offered, this retreat is best suited to those who regularly…

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August 2019

Silent Meditation Day Retreat – August

Sunday August 25, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street VIC 3056 Australia + Google Map

This retreat is offered monthly as an opportunity for us to go deeper in our meditation practice. Our endeavours are supported by the practice of silence and the companionship of other meditators. The retreat has six periods of meditation off 30-40 minutes duration, interspersed by walking meditation. This structure allows our practice to build over the course of the day. As No Teaching is offered, this retreat is best suited to those who regularly meditate within our community, and who are…

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September 2019

Mindfully Alive – 9 Day Meditation Retreat

Saturday September 21, 7:00 pm - Sunday September 29, 3:00 pm
Baanya Biami, 220 Marshalls Road
Staughton Vale, Victoria 3340 Australia
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A 9 day meditation retreat led by Maitripala, with the opportunity to mindfully explore whatever comes into your field of awareness, on or off the meditation cushion. There will 4 days of silence in the middle of the retreat to take your practice deeper and an opportunity for meditation interviews. Exploring your experience within the framework of the Satipatthana Sutta and practice.     '…..you find yourself treading a path of ever-growing clarity, and delight. Immersing yourself in a flow of positive…

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October 2019

Silent Meditation Day Retreat – October

Sunday October 27, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street VIC 3056 Australia

      This retreat is offered monthly as an opportunity for us to go deeper in our meditation practice. Our endeavours are supported by the practice of silence and the companionship of other meditators. The retreat has six periods of meditation off 30-40 minutes duration, interspersed by walking meditation. This structure allows our practice to build over the course of the day. As No Teaching is offered, this retreat is best suited to those who regularly meditate within our community,…

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November 2019

“Sangha” A Crucible for Change – Open Weekend Retreat

Friday November 8, 7:00 pm - Sunday November 10, 3:00 pm
Baanya Biami, 220 Marshalls Road
Staughton Vale, Victoria 3340 Australia
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"No one else can practice the Dharma for us; we have to practice it ourselves. However, we don't have to practice it by ourselves."   Join Dhiramani & Padmasiddhi as we explore the Buddha's advice on how we can grow a Happy, Healthy and Harmonious community, through what are  traditionally known as "The Samgrahavastus": Generosity, Kindly Speech, Beneficial Activity & Exemplification. We will explore practical ways to employ these transformative practices that will not only help build Sangha but are just as relevant and applicable, anywhere we come…

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Silent Mediation Day Retreat – November

Sunday November 24, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street VIC 3056 Australia + Google Map

This retreat is offered monthly as an opportunity for us to go deeper in our meditation practice. Our endeavours are supported by the practice of silence and the companionship of other meditators. The retreat has six periods of meditation off 30-40 minutes duration, interspersed by walking meditation. This structure allows our practice to build over the course of the day. As No Teaching is offered, this retreat is best suited to those who regularly meditate within our community, and who are…

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December 2019

Silent Meditation Day Retreat – December

Sunday December 22, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street VIC 3056 Australia + Google Map

This retreat is offered monthly as an opportunity for us to go deeper in our meditation practice. Our endeavours are supported by the practice of silence and the companionship of other meditators. The retreat has six periods of meditation off 30-40 minutes duration, interspersed by walking meditation. This structure allows our practice to build over the course of the day. As No Teaching is offered, this retreat is best suited to those who regularly meditate within our community, and who are…

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