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April 2017

Saturday Morning Drop-in Meditation

Saturday April 8, 10:45 am - 12:00 pm
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Every Saturday we run two meditation sessions, one for those who know our practices and the other for those new to meditation who would like to be guided through a meditation practice. We alternate week by week between the Mindfulness of Breathing and the Development of Loving Kindness meditations. Please arrive in good time for a 11am start. Cost: $15 waged or $8 concession card holders

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Young Dharma Nights

Saturday April 8, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Saturday, happening 20 times

Are you under 35 (or young at heart) and interested in Buddhism? Come along to Young Dharma Nights! This is a great opportunity to learn about and discuss the Buddha's teachings in a casual and supportive environment. Doors open at 6pm for a 6.30pm start. The evening generally includes some meditation, a Dharma talk, and time for reflection and discussion. No bookings or experience in meditation is necessary. Looking forward to seeing you at the Melbourne Buddhist Centre! Join us on…

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Dharma in the Leaf – Day Event

Sunday April 9, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Booked Out   How this teapot easily pours Manjusri’s deep rich amber Filling the bowl of my life Between these hands Join Siladasa for tea and participate in the ancient lineage of Buddhists drinking tea! Tea has a special place in Far East Buddhism with the integration of tea making as direct Dharma practice. There are elements of both tranquility (samatha) and insight (vipassana) in the preparation and serving of tea, and Siladasa will share some of his experience in…

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Monday Lunchtime Drop-in Meditation

Monday April 10, 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm
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Suitable for new and experienced meditators. The Centre is open from 11.30am and the meditation starts at 12.30pm and finishes around 1.15pm. We alternate weekly, leading through the Mindfulness of Breathing and the Metta Bhavana  (Development of Loving Kindness) practices. Guidance is given for newcomers. We ask for a donation of $10 or $8 for concession card holders.

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Tuesday Lunchtime Drop-in Meditation

Tuesday April 11, 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm
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Suitable for new and experienced meditators The Centre is open from 12.00pm and the meditation starts at 12.30pm and finishes around 1.15pm. We alternate weekly, leading through the Mindfulness of Breathing and the Metta Bhavana  (Development of Loving-Kindness) practices. Guidance is given for newcomers. We ask for a donation of $10 or $8 for concession card holders.  

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In the Buddha’s Words – 4 Week Introductory Course in Buddhism

Wednesday April 12, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

  Go back to the source and learn about Buddhism from the words of the Buddha himself. Siladasa, will present the essential teachings of the Buddhist tradition drawn directly from the oldest Pali Canon sources, the earliest teachings of the Buddha. This 4 week course will be suitable for those new to the tradition and for those more familiar. Learn about the axial principle of conditional-arising (encompassing karmic law), the need for ethics and meditation for the cultivation of wisdom and…

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Thursday Lunchtime Drop-in Meditation

Thursday April 13, 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm
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Suitable for new and experienced meditators The Centre is open from 12.00pm and the meditation starts at 12.30pm and finishes around 1.15pm. We alternate weekly, leading through the Mindfulness of Breathing and the Metta Bhavana  (Development of Loving-Kindness) practices. Guidance is given for newcomers. We ask for a donation of $10 or $8 for concession cards holders.

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Thursday Evening Drop-in Meditation & Activity

Thursday April 13, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Each Thursday evening we offer two meditation sessions; one for those with little or no experience, and other for those experienced with our practises. Newcomers welcome! On alternate weeks we lead through either the Mindfulness of Breathing or the Metta Bhavana (Development of Loving Kindness) meditation practice. We meditate from 7.30pm to 8.30pm, then have a tea break. After the break we offer one of a range of activities, perhaps a talk, a discussion, or a workshop related to Dharma practice. No booking…

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Saturday Morning Drop-in Meditation

Saturday April 15, 10:45 am - 12:00 pm
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Every Saturday we run two meditation sessions, one for those who know our practices and the other for those new to meditation who would like to be guided through a meditation practice. We alternate week by week between the Mindfulness of Breathing and the Development of Loving Kindness meditations. Please arrive in good time for a 11am start. Cost: $15 waged or $8 concession card holders

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NO- Young Dharma Nights This Week

Saturday April 15, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

  Young Dharma Nights is taking a break this week.  We will be back on the 22nd of April. Join us on Facebook for more details.

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Sesshin Day Retreat April

Sunday April 16, 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 session with walking meditation in between each session. The Sesshin is conducted in silence, allowing an accumulative effect of each meditation to develop a momentum and…

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Monday Lunchtime Drop-in Meditation

Monday April 17, 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm
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Suitable for new and experienced meditators. The Centre is open from 11.30am and the meditation starts at 12.30pm and finishes around 1.15pm. We alternate weekly, leading through the Mindfulness of Breathing and the Metta Bhavana  (Development of Loving Kindness) practices. Guidance is given for newcomers. We ask for a donation of $10 or $8 for concession card holders.

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Tuesday Lunchtime Drop-in Meditation

Tuesday April 18, 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm
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Suitable for new and experienced meditators The Centre is open from 12.00pm and the meditation starts at 12.30pm and finishes around 1.15pm. We alternate weekly, leading through the Mindfulness of Breathing and the Metta Bhavana  (Development of Loving-Kindness) practices. Guidance is given for newcomers. We ask for a donation of $10 or $8 for concession card holders.  

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Thursday Lunchtime Drop-in Meditation

Thursday April 20, 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm
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Suitable for new and experienced meditators The Centre is open from 12.00pm and the meditation starts at 12.30pm and finishes around 1.15pm. We alternate weekly, leading through the Mindfulness of Breathing and the Metta Bhavana  (Development of Loving-Kindness) practices. Guidance is given for newcomers. We ask for a donation of $10 or $8 for concession cards holders.

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Thursday Evening Drop-in Meditation & Buddhist Ethics Talk

Thursday April 20, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Buddhist Ethics Talk Ethics is an indispensable part of Buddhist practice, alongside meditation and wisdom and the key to a contented life. Siladasa will be giving a talk on the path of ethical action and its importance in Buddhism after the meditation class. Each Thursday evening we offer two meditation sessions; one for those with little or no experience, and other for those experienced with our practises. Newcomers welcome! On alternate weeks we lead through either the Mindfulness of Breathing or the Metta…

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Saturday Morning Drop-in Meditation

Saturday April 22, 10:45 am - 12:00 pm
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Every Saturday we run two meditation sessions, one for those who know our practices and the other for those new to meditation who would like to be guided through a meditation practice. We alternate week by week between the Mindfulness of Breathing and the Development of Loving Kindness meditations. Please arrive in good time for a 11am start. Cost: $15 waged or $8 concession card holders

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Young Dharma Nights

Saturday April 22, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Saturday, happening 20 times

Are you under 35 (or young at heart) and interested in Buddhism? Come along to Young Dharma Nights! This is a great opportunity to learn about and discuss the Buddha's teachings in a casual and supportive environment. Doors open at 6pm for a 6.30pm start. The evening generally includes some meditation, a Dharma talk, and time for reflection and discussion. No bookings or experience in meditation is necessary. Looking forward to seeing you at the Melbourne Buddhist Centre! Join us on…

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The Fruits of the Homeless Life – A Day of Study

Sunday April 23, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

An investigation of the ancient Buddhist system of meditation. The Path of Tranquility and the Path of Directly Seeing. Through a study of this complex Sutta we will review how we approach our meditation practice. Join Saddhavijaya and Manjusiddha as they explore their latest study reflections. This day retreat is for anyone who has completed an "Introduction to Buddhist Meditation " course or in one of our study groups and has a daily meditation practice. You will have read the Sutta…

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Monday Lunchtime Drop-in Meditation

Monday April 24, 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm
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Suitable for new and experienced meditators. The Centre is open from 11.30am and the meditation starts at 12.30pm and finishes around 1.15pm. We alternate weekly, leading through the Mindfulness of Breathing and the Metta Bhavana  (Development of Loving Kindness) practices. Guidance is given for newcomers. We ask for a donation of $10 or $8 for concession card holders.

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Tuesday Lunchtime Drop-in Meditation

Tuesday April 25, 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm
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Suitable for new and experienced meditators The Centre is open from 12.00pm and the meditation starts at 12.30pm and finishes around 1.15pm. We alternate weekly, leading through the Mindfulness of Breathing and the Metta Bhavana  (Development of Loving-Kindness) practices. Guidance is given for newcomers. We ask for a donation of $10 or $8 for concession card holders.  

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