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Melbourne Buddhist Centre

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23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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November 2019

Sangha Day Festival

Saturday November 16, 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia

Sangha Day is one the three festival days at the MBC celebrating each of the 3 Jewels. A day of rejoicing in the Sangha, Spiritual Community, and our connection with one another. Starting with the Saturday morning meditation class at 11am and ending with the Sangha Day Puja starting at 3pm. There will be Mitra Ceremonies during the puja, where people that have been practicing at the MBC declare that they are Buddhist. See the program below. We look forward…

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Sangha Day Skills Auction

Saturday November 16, 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia

The Sangha Day Skills Auction has been a great success for the last two years due to the generous and talented Sangha at the MBC. Come along, bid and pick up a skill and support the work of the MBC. There are some fantastic skills to bid on, see the list below for some of the skills on offer.   If can't join us on Sangha Day, email Bronwyn on blcoulton@gmail.com and place a bid on your favourite items. Feel inspired? Can…

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YOGA

Saturday November 23, 9:40 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:40 am on Saturday, happening 4 times

Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia

Start your weekend with gentle movement. The MBC is offering  drop-in, pre-meditation yoga classes, suitable for beginners, led by Itir. While not professionally trained, Itir has a long term commitment to yoga as a way of deepening her meditation practice and will lead these classes with an emphasis on body and breath awareness. Mats are provided but please BYO if you have one. These classes are not suitable for people with injuries or pregnancy.

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Young Melbourne Buddhists

Saturday November 23, 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia

Interested in meditation or Buddhism and aged 18 - 35 years old? Drop-in at Young Melbourne Buddhists on Saturday evening and meet like minded young people

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Silent Mediation Day Retreat – November

Sunday November 24, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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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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YOGA

Saturday November 30, 9:40 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:40 am on Saturday, happening 4 times

Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
$10

Start your weekend with gentle movement. The MBC is offering  drop-in, pre-meditation yoga classes, suitable for beginners, led by Itir. While not professionally trained, Itir has a long term commitment to yoga as a way of deepening her meditation practice and will lead these classes with an emphasis on body and breath awareness. Mats are provided but please BYO if you have one. These classes are not suitable for people with injuries or pregnancy.

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December 2019

YOGA

Saturday December 7, 9:40 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:40 am on Saturday, happening 4 times

Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
$10

Start your weekend with gentle movement. The MBC is offering  drop-in, pre-meditation yoga classes, suitable for beginners, led by Itir. While not professionally trained, Itir has a long term commitment to yoga as a way of deepening her meditation practice and will lead these classes with an emphasis on body and breath awareness. Mats are provided but please BYO if you have one. These classes are not suitable for people with injuries or pregnancy.

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YOGA

Saturday December 14, 9:40 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:40 am on Saturday, happening 4 times

Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
$10

Start your weekend with gentle movement. The MBC is offering  drop-in, pre-meditation yoga classes, suitable for beginners, led by Itir. While not professionally trained, Itir has a long term commitment to yoga as a way of deepening her meditation practice and will lead these classes with an emphasis on body and breath awareness. Mats are provided but please BYO if you have one. These classes are not suitable for people with injuries or pregnancy.

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Sip, sit, sip…and sit again!

Sunday December 15, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia

Tea and Meditation with Siladasa Join Siladasa for ceremonial tea, enjoying delightful bowls of rare Chinese leaves interspersed with quiet periods of meditation.You may wish to bring a poem to further enrich the mood!  All Welcome - Donation appreciated with proceeds to the MBC – Give what you can LIMIT OF 9 GUESTS - BOOKING ESSENTIAL Book Now

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Silent Meditation Day Retreat – December

Sunday December 22, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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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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New Year Eve

Tuesday December 31, 2019, 8:00 pm - Wednesday January 1, 2020, 12:00 am
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia

Rejoicing/Acknowledging/Gathering Come together for a New Years Eve with a difference! Join your spiritual friends for a night of celebration, meditation, reflection and puja at the Melbourne Buddhist Centre. Bring vegetarian/vegan food for a shared supper on the night. Let us rejoice in our efforts this past year, acknowledge what we can do better and gather ourselves for spiritual progress in the year ahead. Booking Essential: $20 Waged/ $15 Concession Book Now

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January 2020

Buddhism Intro Day Course

Sunday January 12, 2020, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia

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 practitioner, Apada as he presents the teachings of the Buddha. If you have ever wondered what Buddhism is about or are confused with all the forms it takes, this day retreat will focus on the essential and…

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Sunday January 19, 2020, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia

A day on empathy, the theme of Shantigarbha's recent book, I'll Meet You There: a practical guide to empathy, mindfulness and communication published by Windhorse Publications. Shantigarbha shows how we connect with each other in the space that opens up when we let go of our ideas of good and bad, right and wrong. To empathize with others, we need to learn how to empathize with ourselves, so that when we reach out, we do so from the inside out.…

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Meditation Day Retreat – January 2020

Sunday January 26, 2020, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 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 of 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 therefore…

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February 2020

Meditation Intro Day Course

Sunday February 2, 2020, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia

In this day course you will learn the basic principles of meditation, how to meditate effectively and how meditation can transform the our daily lives. You will be introduced to two core meditation practices, the Mindfulness of Breathing and Loving Kindness (Metta) Meditation by two experienced Buddhist meditation practitioners. Get essential tips on meditation and how to set up an effective daily practice. In these meditation practices encounter groundedness and clarity leading to acceptance and an opening of the heart…

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Meditation Day Retreat – February 2020

Sunday February 16, 2020, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 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 of 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 therefore…

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March 2020

Meditation Day Retreat – March 2020

Sunday March 29, 2020, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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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 of 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 therefore…

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November 2020

Meditation Class – Thursday Evening Drop-in Meditation & Dharma Activity

Thursday November 12, 2020, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Thursday, repeating indefinitely

Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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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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