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Melbourne Buddhist Centre

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23 David Street VIC 3056 Australia

September 2018

Young Melbourne Buddhists Gatherings

Saturday September 1, 2018, 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Saturday, repeating until Monday October 1, 2018

Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street VIC 3056 Australia + Google Map

Young Melbourne Buddhists is an initiative of committed Buddhist practitioners within the Triratna Buddhist Movement. Our main activities are our weekly gatherings. The weekly gatherings take place on Saturdays (5-7.30pm @Melbourne Buddhist Centre) and are a space for young people interested in Buddhism to explore the Dharma in theory and in practice within a friendly and informal context. The gatherings are led by community focused young people in the spirit of generosity in sharing the Dharma. These events include meditation,…

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October 2018

Young Melbourne Buddhist Gathering

Saturday October 6, 2018, 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Saturday, repeating until Saturday October 27, 2018

Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street VIC 3056 Australia + Google Map

Young Melbourne Buddhists is an initiative of committed Buddhist practitioners within the Triratna Buddhist Movement. Our main activities are our weekly gatherings. The weekly gatherings take place on Saturdays (5-7.30pm @Melbourne Buddhist Centre) and are a space for young people interested in Buddhism to explore the Dharma in theory and in practice within a friendly and informal context. The gatherings are led by community focused young people in the spirit of generosity in sharing the Dharma. These events include meditation,…

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November 2018

Young Melbourne Buddhist Gathering

Saturday November 3, 2018, 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Saturday, repeating until Sunday November 25, 2018

Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street VIC 3056 Australia + Google Map

Young Melbourne Buddhists is an initiative of committed Buddhist practitioners within the Triratna Buddhist Movement. Our main activities are our weekly gatherings. The weekly gatherings take place on Saturdays (5-7.30pm @Melbourne Buddhist Centre) and are a space for young people interested in Buddhism to explore the Dharma in theory and in practice within a friendly and informal context. The gatherings are led by community focused young people in the spirit of generosity in sharing the Dharma. These events include meditation,…

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Celebrating Sangha Day

Saturday November 24, 2018, 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street VIC 3056 Australia + Google Map

Join us on this festival day as we celebrate the Sangha Jewel. Program: 11- 12 Meditation 12.15 -1.30 Skills auction* 1.30- 2.15 Lunch 2.15- 3.15 Talks 3.30- 4.30 Puja Please bring a vegan/veg plate to share. All welcome! *If you have a skill you would like to offer to be auctioned on this day, please get in touch with Bronwyn blcoulton@gmail.com Help us raise $2500 for the Melbourne Buddhist Centre!

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December 2018

Tea Ceremony – Serving Tea, Serving the Dharma

Sunday December 9, 2018, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street VIC 3056 Australia + Google Map

Siladasa will serve tea in the Chinese tradition for up to 9 guests. It is said that Tea and Zen have but one flavour, and the mindful way of Tea indeed provides the opportunity of insight and calm. Join Siladasa and friends for the simple pleasure of sharing tea and the Dharma in the leaf. Sunday 9 December, 2-4pm at the Melbourne Buddhist Centre Dana Event - By Donation - Give What You Can Booking Essential: Click Here to Book…

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Tuesday Lunchtime Drop-in Meditation and Gathering

Tuesday December 25, 2018, 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street VIC 3056 Australia + Google Map

Join Sangha for meditation and a social gathering on Christmas Day. All Welcome. Bring some vegetarian/vegan food to share. Lunch from 1.15pm to 2.30pm. Suitable for new and experienced meditators. Guidance is given for newcomers. 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. We ask for a donation of $10 or $8 for concession card holders…

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January 2019

Introduction to Meditation Day Workshop

Sunday January 13, 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street VIC 3056 Australia + Google Map

In this day workshop/retreat you will learn the basic principles of meditation and the connection to 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 to ourselves and others. Bring the…

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Introduction to Buddhism Day Retreat

Sunday January 20, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street VIC 3056 Australia + Google Map

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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With Devotion Strive On – A Day Retreat for Under 35s

Saturday January 26, 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street VIC 3056 Australia + Google Map

January is often the time we ponder upon new plans and resolutions: •What does a Buddhist resolution look like? •How can we tread the middle way, transcending striving and procrastination? During this day retreat, we will explore faith and devotion as a means to commit to our goals of a new year ahead. All Under 35s are Welcome, no prior experience necessary. Saturday 26 January, 1pm to 7pm at the Melbourne Buddhist Centre. $40 Full Waged and $20 Concession. Bring…

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Silent Meditation Day Retreat – January

Sunday January 27, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street VIC 3056 Australia + Google Map

  GET INTO THE FLOW OF POSITIVE CONSCIOUSNESS A day of silent meditation to discover a deeper level of consciousness and practice. Involving 6 meditation sessions of 30 to 45 minutes with walking meditation in between to allow a momentum of practice to build throughout the day while allowing the body to stretch. Transform your idea of meditation and where it can take you in a supportive and friendly environment. Sunday 27 January 2019, 10am to 4pm at the Melbourne…

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February 2019

Silent Meditation Day Retreat – February

Sunday February 17, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street VIC 3056 Australia + Google Map

GET INTO THE FLOW OF POSITIVE CONSCIOUSNESS A day of silent meditation to discover a deeper level of consciousness and practice. Involving 6 meditation sessions of 30 to 45 minutes with walking meditation in between to allow a momentum of practice to build throughout the day while allowing the body to stretch. Transform your idea of meditation and where it can take you in a supportive and friendly environment. Sunday 17 February 2019, 10am to 4pm at the Melbourne Buddhist…

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Learn to Meditate and Find Freedom

Wednesday February 20, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street VIC 3056 Australia + Google Map

  Take this opportunity to discover for yourself more kindness, ease and contentment to deal with the ups and downs of life. Each week this course will involve guided meditation sessions, presentations on the practical and liberating aspects of meditation and opportunity to discuss your meditation practice with an experienced meditation and Buddhist practitioner. 6 WEDNESDAY NIGHTS FROM 20 February to 27 March 2019, 7.30PM – 9.30PM Suitable for people with little or no meditation experience. Booking Essential: Book Online…

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Radical Dharma – 6 Week Buddhism Course

Wednesday February 20, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street VIC 3056 Australia + Google Map

  Radical Dharma, Teaching that Changes Lives A 6 week Buddhism course that focusing on the radical message of the Buddha's teaching, the Dharma. This course introduces teachings that will change the way we see the world and ourselves and open the pathway to change and meaning. Discover the processes and tools from the Buddhist Tradition to bring positive transformation.   Suitable for those interested in Buddhism and open to change Free attendance to drop-in meditation classes at the MBC…

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Public Ordination Ceremony

Saturday February 23, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street VIC 3056 Australia + Google Map

  We are very happy to inform you that Joy Fratelle from Port Fairy will be privately ordained by Maitripala on an (invitation only) Order retreat near Port Fairy 18-22 February. Her Public Ordination will be conducted by Megha at the Melbourne Buddhist Centre 1-4pm on Saturday 23rd February.  Everyone is welcome to attend the Public Ordination where Joy will become a Member of the Triratna Buddhist Order.

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Singing the Sangha – Mantra and Harmony Day Retreat

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

Bhante once likened a sangha to an orchestra, all doing their bit, in harmony. We won’t have an orchestra but let’s bring deep awareness to the practice of chanting together, learning new harmonies and learning to listen to one another, devotionally. This day retreat is led by Munisha, an Order Member from the UK. Sunday 24 February 2019, 10am to 4pm at the Melbourne Buddhist Centre $60 Full Waged, $40 Low Waged, $30 Concession. Bring vegetarian/vegan food to share on…

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March 2019

Mind Reactive, Mind Creative – Day Retreat

Sunday March 17, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street VIC 3056 Australia + Google Map

From a talk by Sangharakshita of the same name, in this day retreat Udara will explore how to move from the reactive mind, characterised by confusion and suffering to a more creative mind which brings about harmony and personal freedom. A day of mostly silent led meditations and reflections on the Buddha's teachings on liberating the mind. Suitable for those with an interest in Buddhism and familiar with our meditation practices. Sunday 17 March 2019, 10am to 4pm at the…

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