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May 2019

Life with Full Attention – 8 Week Practical Course in Mindfulness

Saturday May 25, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street VIC 3056 Australia + Google Map

Explore the different levels and dimensions of mindfulness and address the issues you might face when you try to put mindfulness into practice. Gain clarity about what is mindfulness and meditation and bring mindful attention into the things we already do. Based on the book Life with Full Attention by Maitreyabandhu. 8 Saturday afternoons from 25 May to 13 July 1.00pm - 3.30pm Suitable for people wanting to take up a practice of mindfulness and meditation. $360 Full Waged, $300…

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Silent Meditation Day Retreat – May

Sunday May 26, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street VIC 3056 Australia + Google Map

  GET INTO THE FLOW OF POSITIVE CONSCIOUSNESS 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 off 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…

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June 2019

Tea Ceremony and Poetry

Sunday June 16, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street VIC 3056 Australia + Google Map

Join Siladasa to share tea and poetry on a winter’s afternoon! Let us continue the long tradition of tea and verse. Bring along some favourite poems and haiku to share with friends between bowls of rare Chinese tea. It is Dharma Day  the teapot pours forth Manjusri’s deep rich amber Ah, a bowl of wisdom! Sunday 16 June, 2 - 4pm, All Welcome Donation appreciated with proceeds to the MBC - Give what you can Limit of 9 guests Booking…

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Teen Practice Day – Kindness and Compassion for Ourselves and Others

Sunday June 30, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street VIC 3056 Australia + Google Map

Are you aged 13 to 17?  Would you like your thoughts to be kinder to yourself? How could we be more considerate and gentle towards others? Bring a parent or guardian (anyone you trust who is over 18, to support one another). Guided meditation, separate teen/guardian discussions, shared lunch and activities. For those familiar with our meditation practices. Sunday 30 June, 10am to 3pm Adults $15, Teenagers $10 Bring vegan/vegetarian food to share for lunch. Booking Essential: Click Here to Book…

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July 2019

Kindness Behaviour Training – 8 Week Course

Wednesday July 10, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street VIC 3056 Australia + Google Map

This Kindness Behaviour Training (KBT) course is designed by Dr Paramabandhu Groves and Dr Jed Shamel and explores a variety of themes ......a forest of kindness, the forgiving heart, listening to the heart, kindness in the universe, mindful acceptance- turning towards difficulties through reflection, exercises and various meditation techniques. Excerpts from the course book Mindful Emotion: “Kindness is like a road: it can take us on a long journey that in time may have far-reaching consequences and embrace other qualities…

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“Open to Life” On the Page: Writing and Receptivity

Sunday July 14, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street VIC 3056 Australia + Google Map

The ‘mandala approach’ to the Triratna system of practice places spiritual receptivity at the centre of the mandala. In Vessantara’s words, ‘this means that at the heart of the spiritual life is this open, receptive awareness that is not seeing everything in terms of its use value for the self, but values, appreciates and enjoys things, people and qualities for their own sake’. Emphasising openness to the mind’s natural creativity, this day retreat explores creative writing as means of cultivating spiritual…

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Silent Meditation Day Retreat – July

Sunday July 28, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street VIC 3056 Australia + Google Map

GET INTO THE FLOW OF POSITIVE CONSCIOUSNESS 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 off 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…

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August 2019

Silent Meditation Day Retreat – August

Sunday August 25, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street VIC 3056 Australia + Google Map

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 off 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…

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October 2019

Silent Meditation Day Retreat – October

Sunday October 27, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street VIC 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 off 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,…

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November 2019

Silent Mediation Day Retreat – November

Sunday November 24, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street VIC 3056 Australia + Google Map

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 off 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…

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December 2019

Silent Meditation Day Retreat – December

Sunday December 22, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street VIC 3056 Australia + Google Map

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 off 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…

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