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February 2019

Singing the Sangha – Mantra and Harmony Day Retreat

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

Bhante once likened a sangha to an orchestra, all doing their bit, in harmony. We won’t have an orchestra but let’s bring deep awareness to the practice of chanting together, learning new harmonies and learning to listen to one another, devotionally. This day retreat is led by Munisha, an Order Member from the UK. Sunday 24 February 2019, 10am to 4pm at the Melbourne Buddhist Centre $60 Full Waged, $40 Low Waged, $30 Concession. Bring vegetarian/vegan food to share on…

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March 2019

What is Triratna, Really? Day Retreat with Munisha

Saturday March 2, 12:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street VIC 3056 Australia + Google Map

What makes Triratna; Triratna? Examining the Six Distinctive Emphases of the Triratna Buddhist Community What’s its place in the Buddhist world, and why does that matter? Having a broader perspective on Triratna can make a real difference to our appreciation of what we have. On this day we will look at what is particular about the movement Sangharakshita founded, how we get on with others, how they see us and what we still need to learn. Munisha is Triratna’s Liaison officer,…

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Bodhisattva Way – Order/Mitra Long Weekend Retreat

Friday March 8, 7:00 pm - Monday March 11, 7:00 pm
Baanya Biami, 220 Marshalls Road
Staughton Vale, Victoria 3340 Australia
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On this Order/Mitra retreat over the March long weekend, Siladasa will explore the inspiring and radical path of the Bodhisattva Way and how we can follow that path to Awakening. 7pm Friday 8 March to 3pm Monday 11 March 2019 at Baanya Biami in the Brisbane Ranges west of Melbourne Suitable for Order Members of the Triratna Buddhist Order and Mitras of the Triratna Buddhist Community. $320 Full Waged, $240 Low Waged and $190 Concession Booking Essential: Click Here to…

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Mind Reactive, Mind Creative – Day Retreat

Sunday March 17, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street VIC 3056 Australia + Google Map

From a talk by Sangharakshita of the same name, in this day retreat Udara will explore how to move from the reactive mind, characterised by confusion and suffering to a more creative mind which brings about harmony and personal freedom. A day of mostly silent led meditations and reflections on the Buddha's teachings on liberating the mind. Suitable for those with an interest in Buddhism and familiar with our meditation practices. Sunday 17 March 2019, 10am to 4pm at the…

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Teens Practice Day

Sunday March 24, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Are you 13 to 17 and keen to explore mindfulness and life with other teens? Bring a parent or guardian (anyone you trust who is over 18, to support one another). Guided meditation, separate teen/guardian discussions, shared lunch, games. For those familiar with our meditation practices Adults $15, Teenagers 13 to 17 yo $10 Bring vegan/vegetarian food to share on the day. Booking Essential: Click Here to Book Online or call the MBC

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Silent Meditation Day Retreat – March

Sunday March 31, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street VIC 3056 Australia + Google Map

GET INTO THE FLOW OF POSITIVE CONSCIOUSNESS A day of silent meditation to discover a deeper level of consciousness and practice. Involving 6 meditation sessions of 30 to 45 minutes with walking meditation in between to allow a momentum of practice to build throughout the day while allowing the body to stretch. Transform your idea of meditation and where it can take you in a supportive and friendly environment. Sunday 31 March 2019, 10am to 4pm at the Melbourne Buddhist…

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April 2019

Men’s Weekend Retreat – The Quest for Freedom

Friday April 5, 7:30 pm - Sunday April 7, 3:00 pm
Baanya Biami, 220 Marshalls Road
Staughton Vale, Victoria 3340 Australia

"Just as the mighty ocean has but one taste, the taste of salt, even so the Dharma has but one taste, the taste of Freedom." (Uposatha Sutta, Udana 5.5) The Buddha once described the Dharma life as being like a vast ocean. An ocean that gently sloped before suddenly dropping to unknown depths. An ocean that contains magnificent treasures and jewels. An ocean that contains great beasts and monsters. And an ocean that had just one taste: vimukti (freedom, liberation). On this…

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Silent Meditation Day Retreat – April

Sunday April 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 A day of silent meditation to discover a deeper level of consciousness and practice. Involving 6 meditation sessions of 30 to 45 minutes with walking meditation in between to allow a momentum of practice to build throughout the day while allowing the body to stretch. Transform your idea of meditation and where it can take you in a supportive and friendly environment. Sunday 28 April 2019, 10am to 4pm at the Melbourne Buddhist…

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May 2019

Order/Mitra Day Workshop with Lokeshvara – How to Give Feedback Like a Buddha

Saturday May 11, 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street VIC 3056 Australia + Google Map

How to give and receive feedback like a Buddha - One Day workshop The great challenge of giving feedback is how to bring together truth, with love. In Triratna we place a great emphasis on creating community.  Why?  Because we believe that the best way to grow is by creating a culture of trust, of rejoicing, of receptivity and of gratitude.  This is the foundation for giving and receiving helpful feedback. We’ll look at the key elements of this culture,…

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Weekend Retreat – From Reactive Mind to Creative Mind

Friday May 17, 7:00 pm - Sunday May 19, 3:00 pm
Baanya Biami, 220 Marshalls Road
Staughton Vale, Victoria 3340 Australia
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Using the Nidana chain meditation in everyday life Led by Lokeshvara Journeys are embedded in our DNA.  Those who study the myths, the migration patterns and the mechanics of human evolution know this.  The Buddha gave us a set of maps or dreaming tracks to navigate our way through the last great journey: changing our minds. So that we can reach a state of allowing the ebb and flow of experiences to exist without our fearful clinging to what is familiar…

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Silent Meditation Day Retreat – May

Sunday May 26, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street VIC 3056 Australia + Google Map

GET INTO THE FLOW OF POSITIVE CONSCIOUSNESS A day of silent meditation to discover a deeper level of consciousness and practice. Involving 6 meditation sessions of 30 to 45 minutes with walking meditation in between to allow a momentum of practice to build throughout the day while allowing the body to stretch. Transform your idea of meditation and where it can take you in a supportive and friendly environment. Sunday 26 May 2019, 10am to 4pm at the Melbourne Buddhist…

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June 2019

3 Day Meditation Intensive Retreat

Friday June 7, 7:00 pm - Monday June 10, 2:00 pm
Baanya Biami, 220 Marshalls Road
Staughton Vale, Victoria 3340 Australia
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Extend & Deepen your meditation practice on this 3 day meditation intensive retreat, amidst the beautiful bush setting of the Brisbane ranges - Baanya Biami retreat centre west of Melbourne. The retreat will be held under the supportive conditions of silence over the Queen's Birthday Long Weekend. The daily program will cycle through periods of sitting & walking meditation, closing each day with the devotional practice of Puja. NB: THIS IS A PRACTICE RETREAT ONLY. It is suitable for regular meditators with an established practice as no formal meditation instruction will be given. Optional…

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July 2019

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 A day of silent meditation to discover a deeper level of consciousness and practice. Involving 6 meditation sessions of 30 to 45 minutes with walking meditation in between to allow a momentum of practice to build throughout the day while allowing the body to stretch. Transform your idea of meditation and where it can take you in a supportive and friendly environment. Sunday 28 July 2019, 10am to 4pm at the Melbourne Buddhist…

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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

A day of silent meditation to discover a deeper level of consciousness and practice. Involving 6 meditation sessions of 30 to 45 minutes with walking meditation in between to allow a momentum of practice to build throughout the day while allowing the body to stretch. Transform your idea of meditation and where it can take you in a supportive and friendly environment. Sunday 25 August 2019, 10am to 4pm at the Melbourne Buddhist Centre $40/$20 Concession. A light vegan lunch…

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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

      A day of silent meditation to discover a deeper level of consciousness and practice. Involving 6 meditation sessions of 30 to 45 minutes with walking meditation in between to allow a momentum of practice to build throughout the day while allowing the body to stretch. Transform your idea of meditation and where it can take you in a supportive and friendly environment. Sunday 27 October 2019, 10am to 4pm at the Melbourne Buddhist Centre $40/$20 Concession. A…

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November 2019

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

A day of silent meditation to discover a deeper level of consciousness and practice. Involving 6 meditation sessions of 30 to 45 minutes with walking meditation in between to allow a momentum of practice to build throughout the day while allowing the body to stretch. Transform your idea of meditation and where it can take you in a supportive and friendly environment. Sunday 24 November 2019, 10am to 4pm at the Melbourne Buddhist Centre $40/$20 Concession. A light vegan lunch…

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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

A day of silent meditation to discover a deeper level of consciousness and practice. Involving 6 meditation sessions of 30 to 45 minutes with walking meditation in between to allow a momentum of practice to build throughout the day while allowing the body to stretch. Transform your idea of meditation and where it can take you in a supportive and friendly environment. Sunday 22 December 2019, 10am to 4pm at the Melbourne Buddhist Centre $40/$20 Concession. A light vegan lunch…

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