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August 2017

Kindfully Alive – 10 Day Retreat

Friday August 11, 2017, 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, 2017, 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, 2017, 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, 2017, 7:00 pm - Sunday September 24, 2017, 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, 2017, 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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November 2017

Sangha Weekend Retreat

Friday November 17, 2017, 7:00 pm - Sunday November 19, 2017, 3:00 pm

Sangha Weekend Retreat - A Family Friendly Retreat Experience the feeling of being on retreat with like minded people, enjoying the space for meditation, reflection, inspiration and friendship in the natural surroundings of the Yarra Valley. Sangha is a term to describe a Buddhist spiritual community and during this retreat we aspire to create the conditions for this to arise. We will be exploring the Five Buddha Mandala. A family friendly retreat with a children's activity program which may include…

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January 2018

Introducing the Buddhist Path – Day Retreat

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

This Day Retreat is now Fully Booked Next Introduction to Buddhism Course is a 6 week course starting Wednesday 7 February. Click here Spend a day discovering the basic principles of Buddhism that will help transform your life. Understand the human condition from a Buddhist perspective and the path of wisdom, ethics and meditation that leads to a life of greater clarity and compassion. Join Buddhist practitioners Padmasiddhi and Apada as they present the teachings of the Buddha. If you have…

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Sesshin Day Retreat – January 2018 – Now Fully Booked

Sunday January 28, 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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February 2018

Mindfulness of the Heart Day Retreat

Sunday February 4, 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

Danapriya visiting from the UK, will led this day retreat focusing on engaging the heart and mind in the first stage of the Metta Bhavana practice, love and kindness to oneself. Using exercises, yoga, meditation and puja, Danapriya will open the way to a mindful heart.     Sunday 4 February 10.30am to 4.30pm at the Melbourne Buddhist Centre Suitable for those familiar with the meditation practices taught at the MBC. Please bring some vegan or vegetarian food to share…

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Women’s Weekend Retreat – Compassionate Communication

Friday February 9, 7:00 pm - Sunday February 11, 3:00 pm

Explore a compassionate connection to your inner dialogue. Discover the beauty within your responses and deepen your understanding of reactivity in communication. Experience ways to connect with empathy to yourself and others. Experience mindfulness and Metta Bhavana meditation. Enjoy the company of like minded women in the natural surroundings of the Yarra Valley. 7pm Friday 9 February to 3pm Sunday 11 February Suitable for women who are familiar with the meditations practiced at the MBC. Booking Essential: Book Online Here or…

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From Isolation to Integration – Day Retreat

Sunday February 18, 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Discover what separates us from others and what connects us. Spend a meditative day with periods of silence, exploring this important theme of practice with Udara. Suitable for those familiar with our meditation practices. $60 Full Waged, $40 Low Waged and $30 Concession Bring vegetarian/vegan food to share on the day. Booking Essential: Click Here to Book or call the MBC

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Young Melbourne Buddhists – Milarepa Day Retreat

Saturday February 24, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Young Melbourne Buddhists are back with a fantastic day retreat to kick off this years activities. On this day retreat we will study a text from the great Tibetan Yogi Milarepa. Milarepa is an 11th century Tibetan master who often sang very evocative songs about the joys of renunciation and turning towards the higher pleasures of practice. Milarepa will also be the focus of our up coming weekend retreat on 9-12 March, so this day retreat is a great opportunity to familiarize…

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Sesshin Day Retreat – February 2018

Sunday February 25, 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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March 2018

Young Buddhist Retreat – Shepherd’s Search for the Mind

Friday March 9, 7:00 pm - Monday March 12, 3:00 pm
Brisbane Ranges, 220 Marshalls Road
Staughton Vale, Victoria 3340
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What is the nature of mind? It’s more than you think. We’ll explore the radical approach of a Tibetan yogi which is just as relevant today as it was 1000 years ago. Milarepa was an extraordinary Buddhist practitioner in 2nd Century AD, who spent long periods living in a cave in the mountains of Tibet in order to discover the nature of mind. He underwent many trials and hardships and pursued the Dharma with great vigour. Once he had come…

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Nidana Chain Day Seminar – Fully Booked

Sunday March 11, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Fully Booked Join Saddhavijaya and Manjusiddha at this day study seminar on the core Buddhist teaching of the Nidana Chain. Using the Dharma Section of Sangharakshita's book, The Three Jewels, they will explore the Nidana Vagga Sutta and the Buddhist teaching of conditionality that it presents. Suitable for those that have covered the Triratna Foundation Year of study as a minimum. A sound knowledge of Triratna's presentation of the Dharma is preferred. Not suitable for newcomers to Buddhism. Sunday 11…

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Order/Mitra Weekend Retreat with Lokeshvara

Friday March 16, 7:30 pm - Sunday March 18, 3:00 pm
Brisbane Ranges, 220 Marshalls Road
Staughton Vale, Victoria 3340
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Into the Ruined House: Trainings in Fearlessness "I have been reflecting on fear and becoming fearless since 2015 when I happened across this short poem written by a 10th century Japanese aristocrat-Buddhist-woman called Izumi Shikibu: The wind blows terribly here But moonlight also leaks between the roof planks Of this ruined house. For several years previously, I had used the image and metaphor of the forest as a place of fear, as a refuge and as a place to train…

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Sesshin Day Retreat – March 2018

Sunday March 25, 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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April 2018

Open Day Retreat with Lokeshvara – How Is My Life Going?

Sunday April 1, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join Lokeshvara for a day retreat at the Melbourne Buddhist Centre, looking at the themes of intuition, rapture and persistence and their importance in the spiritual life. This workshop / day retreat will be using the framework of intuition, rapture and persistence, to ask: am I happy with how it is going? Is my life expressing my most important values?  Am I clear what the next steps are? In our community we often speak of becoming a ‘true individual’, able…

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Sesshin Day Retreat – April 2018

Sunday April 22, 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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May 2018

Sesshin Weekend Retreat

Friday May 18, 7:00 pm - Sunday May 20, 3:00 pm
Brisbane Ranges, 220 Marshalls Road
Staughton Vale, Victoria 3340
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A weekend of silence and meditation in a sesshin format.  Let go into the flow of consciousness with blocks of meditation practice and periods of silent reflection. Within each meditation block there will be sitting meditation alternating with walking meditation. Join Apada and Padmasiddhi for a deeper exploration of your meditation practice over a weekend of seclusion from the outside world in the natural surroundings of the Brisbane Ranges, west of Melbourne. Suitable for persons who are experienced with our…

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June 2018

Young Melbourne Buddhist Retreat – Breaking Free

Friday June 8, 7:00 pm - Monday June 11, 3:00 pm
Brisbane Ranges, 220 Marshalls Road
Staughton Vale, Victoria 3340
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The concern of Buddhist practice is to break the endless cycle of action and reaction and instead cultivate a creative mind, aligned with reality. This shift requires a move towards a progressive, positive chain of conditionality called ‘the spiral path’. On this 3 day retreat Chittaprabha and Khemadhamma will explore the spiral path and conditionality, engaging in meditation, discussion and ritual, in the beautiful surroundings of the Brisbane Ranges, west of Melbourne. Being on retreat allows the opportunity to take…

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Day Retreat for Men – Deepening Insight in a Dharma Community

Monday June 11, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Men familiar with our meditations are invited to join Siladasa in exploring the Triratna System of Practices, its traditional sources and why there is an emphasis on friendship in the spiritual community.  The benefits of a path of regular steps to Wisdom in the context of a commitment to a particular lineage of training will be presented. The day will include a suite of meditation practices, discussion of some core material from Sangharakshita, and conclude with collective devotional ritual (puja).…

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Sesshin Day Retreat – June 2018

Sunday June 24, 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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July 2018

Sesshin Day Retreat – July 2018

Sunday July 15, 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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August 2018

Sesshin Day Retreat – August 2018

Sunday August 12, 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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