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October 2018

Sesshin Day Retreat – October 2018

Sunday October 21, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Get into the Flow of Positive Consciousness In the Zen tradition a sesshin is an intensive period of meditation to transform the heart-mind. Literally sesshin means touching the heart-mind and is also referred to as gathering the mind. This is achieved through a program of continuous mindful practice, whether sitting, standing. walking or eating. Join Apada and Padmasiddhi for a 6 hour sesshin at the Melbourne Buddhist Centre, involving 6 meditation sessions of between 40 and 30 minutes with walking…

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Detox Your Heart Weekend Retreat

Friday October 26, 7:00 pm - Sunday October 28, 3:00 pm
Wesburn Recreation Camp, 25 Madeley Drive
Wesburn, Victoria 3799 Australia
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A weekend retreat based on Vimalasara's book - Detox Your Heart - Meditations on Emotional Trauma. This retreat focuses on the first stage of the Metta Bhavana and for people who are working with the sharp edges of suffering that come from childhood experiences. Compassionate Dharma will create the context for us to explore our self-harming behaviours and begin to let go. Vimalasara will take retreatants on a compassionate journey to help us work with our addictive and compulsive behaviours.…

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November 2018

Heroic Hearts Family Weekend Retreat

Friday November 9, 7:00 pm - Sunday November 11, 3:00 pm
Wesburn Recreation Camp, 25 Madeley Drive
Wesburn, Victoria 3799 Australia
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A weekend retreat for parents and children focused on the development of compassionate action and resilience in our daily lives as parents and children. The retreat will involve discussion, meditation, and playful activities including sports, arts and drama.  "At first one should meditate intently on the equality of oneself and others as follows: ‘All equally experience suffering and happiness. I should look after them as I do myself.’ Just as the body, with its many parts form divisions into hand and…

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Invoking the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas

Sunday November 11, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

A Day retreat for regular friends of the centre, dedicated to invoking some of the pantheon of Great Buddha's & Bodhisattva's we may encounter through Triratna Buddhist practice -  Shakyamuni Buddha, Green Tara, Amitabha, Amogasiddhi, Ratnasambhava, Aksobhya and Padmasambhava - we will invoke each of these great beings through Meditation, Reflection and the Chanting of their Mantra's, to help encourage us to develop the spiritual qualities they embody. Led by Padmasiddhi. Please feel free to bring with you your favourite…

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Young Melbourne Buddhists Weekend Retreat

Friday November 16, 7:00 pm - Sunday November 18, 3:00 pm
Baanya Biami, 220 Marshalls Road
Staughton Vale, Victoria 3340 Australia
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A Young Melbourne Buddhists retreat led by Dhammakumāra, an ordained Buddhist within the Triratna Buddhist Order and Itir who is training for ordination. During this weekend retreat we will explore the potential of the mind through connecting with one of the most important figures of the later Buddhist tradition, Vajrasattva, the Prince of Purity. Vajrasattva's archetype represents the 'myth of the return journey' through which we move from alienation to homecoming to our true nature. During this weekend we will explore…

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Sesshin Day Retreat – November 2018

Sunday November 18, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Get into the Flow of Positive Consciousness In the Zen tradition a sesshin is an intensive period of meditation to transform the heart-mind. Literally sesshin means touching the heart-mind and is also referred to as gathering the mind. This is achieved through a program of continuous mindful practice, whether sitting, standing. walking or eating. Join Apada and Padmasiddhi for a 6 hour sesshin at the Melbourne Buddhist Centre, involving 6 meditation sessions of between 40 and 30 minutes with walking…

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December 2018

Sesshin Day Retreat – December 2018

Sunday December 16, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Get into the Flow of Positive Consciousness In the Zen tradition a sesshin is an intensive period of meditation to transform the heart-mind. Literally sesshin means touching the heart-mind and is also referred to as gathering the mind. This is achieved through a program of continuous mindful practice, whether sitting, standing. walking or eating. Join Apada and Padmasiddhi for a 6 hour sesshin at the Melbourne Buddhist Centre, involving 6 meditation sessions of between 40 and 30 minutes with walking…

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Ways to Insight – 5 Day Retreat with Maitreyabandhu – Now Fully Booked

Friday December 28, 2018, 7:00 pm - Tuesday January 1, 2019, 3:00 pm
Brisbane Ranges, 220 Marshalls Road
Staughton Vale, Victoria 3340
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Now fully booked, please email Dantacitta on office@melbournebuddhistcentre.org.au to be placed on a waiting list. "The meaning and purpose of Buddhist meditation is to gain insight into the true nature of reality and thereby become a force for good in the world". On this retreat we’ll explore the cultivation of Wisdom through meditation and daily-life practice and show how this leads to love for all. We’ll be exploring this on the basis of a 'fit mind’ - a mind that’s…

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