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February 2020

Urban Adventure Day Retreat for Under 35s

Saturday February 8, 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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Want to take your practice into the world, on an urban adventure? The MBC is offering a full practice day starting at the MBC and finishing at Abbotsford Convent! Participants can join the day either at the 9.30am Yoga practice or 11am Mediation class as we will share the morning with regular MBC Saturday events. The day will continue with BYO light lunch and a silent walk to Abbotsford convent, along the Merri Creek trail. There will be questions to reflect…

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Meditation Day Retreat – February 2020

Sunday February 16, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 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 of 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 therefore…

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6 Day Retreat led by Tejananda

Thursday February 20, 7:00 pm - Wednesday February 26, 3:00 pm
Wesburn Recreation Camp, 25 Madeley Drive
Wesburn, Victoria 3799 Australia
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Compassion and Emptiness For Order Members and Mitra of the Triratna Buddhist Community Benevolence - metta - and compassion, as taught by the Buddha, are essentially boundless liberations of the mind. The familiar practices with 5 or 6 stages are entry points which enable us to engage with our afflictive emotions - liking, disliking, ignoring - and to uncover the true, unlimited nature of the divine abodes. Liberation of the mind from these afflictions, even if temporary, enables us to return…

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March 2020

The Dynamic Mandala – Open Day Retreat Led by Tejananda

Sunday March 1, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
$50 – $70

Tejananda In Triratna, our system of practice is a dynamic mandala of five principles. We progressively integrate mind and body, samatha and vipassana, and discover the power of skillful and positive mental states. Then, directly penetrating and dispelling our delusions, we open ever-more to the wonder of what is. Thus, at last, we can wake up to and be who and what we truly are.  In this meditation workshop we’ll take a somatic approach to these five principles, that is,…

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In the Presence of the Buddha – Day Retreat

Sunday March 15, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
$30 – $50

A day retreat led by Udara, meditating and reflecting on the teachings of the Buddha from the Dhammapada, some of the earliest and most profound expressions of Buddhist wisdom. Feel the presence of the Buddha build throughout the day and connect to the spirit of the Enlightened Mind. "All conditioned things are impermanent. When one sees this with insight, one becomes weary of suffering. This is the Way to Purity." - Dhammapada Suitable for those familiar with our meditation practices.…

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Living a Reflective Life – A Day Retreat for Woman

Sunday March 22, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
$50 – $70

We can hear the teachings of the Buddha and find practicing them a challenge in our daily busy lives. On this day retreat led by Sudaya, learn how to use the Buddha's teachings wisely and appropriately in today's world through adopting a reflective practice. Suitable for women who are familiar with our meditation practices. Booking Essential: $70 Full Waged, $60 Low Waged and $50 Concession. Includes a light vegan lunch. Book Now

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Meditation Day Retreat – March 2020

Sunday March 29, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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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 of 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 therefore…

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April 2020

Easter Retreat With Milarepa in the Wilderness

Thursday April 9, 7:00 pm - Monday April 13, 3:00 pm
Baanya Biami, 220 Marshalls Road
Staughton Vale, Victoria 3340 Australia
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$250 – $400

Join Lokeshvara & Siladasa at the remote bush of Baanya Biami for a retreat exploring the mind in nature's elements, inspired by the songs of Tibet's great yogi Milarepa. Siladasa Lokeshvara "This is a delightful place, a place of hills and forestIn the mountain meadows flowers bloom;in the woods dance the swaying trees.At such a place, in solitude,I Milarepa, happily abide,Meditating upon the void-illuminating Mind”. Booking Essential: $400 Full Waged, $320 Low Waged and $250 Concession Book Now

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Order/Mitra Day Retreat with Lokeshvara

Sunday April 19, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
$30 – $50

Journey to Sanchi Sanchi is one of the most beautiful and least well known Buddhist sites in India. You can see 1200 years of Buddhist history in one site and it can tell us a lot about how to practice Buddhism today. A day retreat led by Lokeshvara with images, meditations and discussion. Lokeshvara is President of the Melbourne Buddhist Centre, visiting from the UK. For members of the Triratna Buddhist Order and Mitras. Bring vegan/vegetarian food for a shared…

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Meditation Day Retreat – April 2020

Sunday April 26, 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
$20 – $40

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 of 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 therefore…

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May 2020

Introduction to Meditation Weekend Retreat

Friday May 15, 7:00 pm - Sunday May 17, 3:00 pm
Baanya Biami, 220 Marshalls Road
Staughton Vale, Victoria 3340 Australia
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$160 – $300

An ideal way to encounter meditation for the first time, to experience the benefit of being on retreat and the larger perspective that they can bring. Join us to learn two fundamental and transformative meditation practices, while living communally with like-minded people, explore the Buddhist vision of reality through meditation and simple ritual. Suitable for those with little or no meditation experience. Booking Essential: $300 Full Waged, $230 Low Waged, $160 Concession Book Now

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Meditation Day Retreat – May 2020

Sunday May 24, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
$20 – $40

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 of 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 therefore…

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Men’s Weekend Retreat

Friday May 29, 7:00 pm - Sunday May 31, 3:00 pm
Baanya Biami, 220 Marshalls Road
Staughton Vale, Victoria 3340 Australia
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A precious opportunity to come together as a community of men for a weekend of practice. Join Manjusiddha for a weekend of Dharma, meditation and ritual in the company of men's Sangha. The retreat will held in remote bushland at Baanya Biami (Land of Great Spirit) in the Brisbane Ranges National Park, west of Melbourne. Suitable for men who are familiar with our meditation practice Booking Essential: $230 Full Waged, $190 Low Waged, $130 Concession Book Now

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June 2020

3 Day Meditation Intensive Retreat

Friday June 5, 7:00 pm - Monday June 8, 3:00 pm
Baanya Biami, 220 Marshalls Road
Staughton Vale, Victoria 3340 Australia
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$190 – $320

Extend and 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. Suitable for regular meditators with an established practice as…

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July 2020

Root Verses of the Bardo Weekend Retreat

Friday July 10, 7:00 pm - Sunday July 12, 3:00 pm
Baanya Biami, 220 Marshalls Road
Staughton Vale, Victoria 3340 Australia
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$130 – $230

The Root Verses of the Six Bardos is one of the sacred Tibetan texts called a terma, or "hidden treasures". According to myth these texts go back to the great guru Padmasambhava. The Root Verses of the Six Bardos is only about a page long and despite being short, an amazing amount of Buddhist teaching is compressed into its verses. There is guidance for any sort of situation we may find ourselves in. And it’s much more accessible than the better known, later and longer terma called The…

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Impermanence Day Retreat

Sunday July 19, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
$50 – $70

The Buddha, and the great Buddhist sages down the ages, had a lot to say about impermanence and the inevitability of death. Obviously they didn’t keep reminding people about this to make them unhappy. The reason behind the constant reminders is that if we take this truth into our hearts we become happier. Our values and emotions are radically changed for the better.  It’s so simple to theoretically understand that everything  - on the physical, social and mental levels –…

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Meditation Day Retreat – July 2020

Sunday July 26, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
$20 – $40

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 of 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 therefore…

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August 2020

Meditation Day Retreat – August 2020

Sunday August 30, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
$20 – $40

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 of 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 therefore…

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September 2020

Meditation Day Retreat – September 2020

Sunday September 27, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
$20 – $40

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 of 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 therefore…

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October 2020

Women's Weekend Retreat

Friday October 9, 7:00 pm - Sunday October 11, 3:00 pm
Baanya Biami, 220 Marshalls Road
Staughton Vale, Victoria 3340 Australia
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$130 – $230

A retreat for woman led by Sudaya. More details to come. Suitable for women who are familiar with our meditation practices Booking Essential: $230 Full Waged, $190 Low Waged, $130 Concession Book Now

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Meditation Day Retreat – October 2020

Sunday October 25, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
$20 – $40

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 of 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 therefore…

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Forest Edge 2020 – Order Meditation Retreat

Saturday October 31, 7:00 pm - Wednesday November 11, 12:00 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
$550 – $720

An opportunity to come together to practice as an Order and become a spiritual community for the duration of the retreat. The program will be a collaborative effort on arrival to best meet the needs for silence and connection. The retreat will be held in the inspiring and remote valley of Baanya Biami amongst the National Park forest west of Melbourne. The shrineroom is surrounded with views of the bush. With no mobile reception, the location is ideal for going…

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November 2020

Sangha Retreat 2020

Friday November 20, 7:00 pm - Sunday November 22, 3:00 pm
Baanya Biami, 220 Marshalls Road
Staughton Vale, Victoria 3340 Australia
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$130 – $230

A weekend residential retreat in natural bush surrounding. An opportunity to come together and practice as a community with meditation, Buddhist teachings and devotional practice. More information to follow. Suitable for those familiar with our meditation practices. Booking Essential: $230 Full Waged, $190 Low Waged and $130 Concession Book Now

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Meditation Day Retreat – November 2020

Sunday November 29, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
$20 – $40

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 of 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 therefore…

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December 2020

Meditation Day Retreat – December 2020

Sunday December 20, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
$20 – $40

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 of 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 therefore…

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