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July 2017

Embracing Simplicity Day Retreat

Sunday July 2, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

  Simplifying our lives creates space so we can live our lives intentionally. We make room for spontaneity and creativity to arise whilst connecting more deeply with ourselves and others. On this day retreat we will have periods of discussion, meditation and reflection, connecting us to simplicity and why we need to move in that direction. Perhaps you might already identify one of the following as an area ripe for simplification in your life….. Schedules/Diaries Possessions Technology Parenting Finance Led…

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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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This Retreat is now Fully Booked Please email the MBC if you would like to be placed on the waiting list for this retreat. 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…

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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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Encountering the Buddha

Friday September 22, 7:00 pm - Sunday September 24, 3:00 pm

Siladasa invites you for a weekend retreat dedicated to exploring how we meet the Buddha. We shall look to the ancient texts for biography and history that inspires, the Mahayana sutras for parable and myths of the Enlightened One, and to symbols, ritual and puja for the evocation of qualities of the Awakened mind. Our retreat will be focused on enriching our receptivity to the Buddha, supported by guided meditations, silent reflections, and discussions, all in the natural surroundings of…

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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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