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Melbourne Buddhist Centre

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23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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June 2016

Drop-in Meditation Class Saturday Morning

Saturday June 25, 2016, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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$8 – $15

Instruction is provided on two meditation practices, the Mindfulness of Breathing, for developing clarity and awareness and the Metta Bhavana (‘cultivation of loving kindness’) a practice that gently opens the heart and builds emotional positivity. Each week the classes alternate between the two practices. Help is given to set up an effective meditation posture with guidance at each stage of the practice by an experienced meditation practitioner. Suitable for people completely new to meditation. At the same time there is a class for…

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Drop-in Meditation Class Monday Lunchtime

Monday June 27, 2016, 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Monday, repeating indefinitely

Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
$8 – $10

Instruction is provided on two meditation practices, the Mindfulness of Breathing, for developing clarity and awareness and the Metta Bhavana (‘cultivation of loving kindness’) a practice that gently opens the heart and builds emotional positivity. Each week the classes alternate between the two practices. Help is given to set up an effective meditation posture with guidance at each stage of the practice by an experienced meditation practitioner. Suitable for people completely new to meditation. At the same time there is a class for…

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Drop-in Meditation Class Tuesday Lunchtime

Tuesday June 28, 2016, 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm
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Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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$8 – $10

Instruction is provided on two meditation practices, the Mindfulness of Breathing, for developing clarity and awareness and the Metta Bhavana ('cultivation of loving kindness') a practice that gently opens the heart and builds emotional positivity. Each week the classes alternate between the two practices. Help is given to set up an effective meditation posture with guidance at each stage of the practice by an experienced meditation practitioner. Suitable for people completely new to meditation. At the same time there is…

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June 2017

Drop-in Meditation Class Thursday Lunchtime

Thursday June 1, 2017, 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Thursday, repeating indefinitely

Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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$8 – $10

Instruction is provided on two meditation practices, the Mindfulness of Breathing, for developing clarity and awareness and the Metta Bhavana (‘cultivation of loving kindness’) a practice that gently opens the heart and builds emotional positivity. Each week the classes alternate between the two practices. Help is given to set up an effective meditation posture with guidance at each stage of the practice by an experienced meditation practitioner. Suitable for people completely new to meditation. At the same time there is a class for…

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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 5:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until Monday October 1, 2018

Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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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 5:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until Saturday October 27, 2018

Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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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 5:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until Sunday November 25, 2018

Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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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
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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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
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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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
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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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
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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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
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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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
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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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
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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  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
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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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
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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  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
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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  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
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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  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
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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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
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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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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Silent Meditation Day Retreat – March

Sunday March 31, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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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 31 March 2019, 10am to 4pm at the Melbourne Buddhist…

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April 2019

Meditate and Find Freedom – A 6 Week Intro Course

Wednesday April 3, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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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 experienced meditation and Buddhist practitioners, Padmasiddhi and Sanghapurna. 6 WEDNESDAY NIGHTS FROM 3 April to 8 May 2019, 7.30PM – 9.30PM Suitable for people with little or no meditation experience. Booking Essential: Book…

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Silent Meditation Day Retreat – April

Sunday April 28, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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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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May 2019

Buddha Day Festival – Celebrate Enlightenment

Saturday May 4, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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Join the Melbourne Buddhist Centre Sangha in this special celebration of the emergence of the Buddha, the Awakened One, over 2500 years ago. There will meditation, devotional practice (puja), Dharma talks and a shared lunch. We will be starting the day with the 11am Saturday meditation class. Program 12pm - 1.15pm Shared Lunch - Bring vegan/vegetarian food to share 1.15pm - 3pm Dharma Talks/Presentations 3pm - 4pm Buddha Day Puja and Mitra Ceremonies Saturday 4 May from 11am at the…

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Order/Mitra Day Workshop with Lokeshvara – How to Give Feedback Like a Buddha

Saturday May 11, 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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How to give and receive feedback like a Buddha - One Day workshop The great challenge of giving feedback is how to bring together truth, with love. In Triratna we place a great emphasis on creating community.  Why?  Because we believe that the best way to grow is by creating a culture of trust, of rejoicing, of receptivity and of gratitude.  This is the foundation for giving and receiving helpful feedback. We’ll look at the key elements of this culture,…

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Radical Dharma – 6 Week Course in Buddhism and Meditation

Wednesday May 15, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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Teaching that changes lives   This six-week course explores how we might bring about radical, positive change in our lives through the application of central Buddhist principles and meditation. The course presents and discusses several significant transformative Buddhist ideas and teachings, alongside useful tools to work in meditation practice. It also offers opportunity to develop connection with other like-minded people and collectively explore these themes. Through discussion, reflection and exercises to try in between sessions, we will test how these…

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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
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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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
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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  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

Young Melbourne Buddhists

Saturday June 8, 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until Saturday August 31, 2019

Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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Come and join the Young Melbourne Buddhists, a group of 18 to 35 year-olds that explore meditation and Buddhism in an open, shared context, that encourages authenticity. The content is relevant and practical to young people’s lives, and a whole lot of fun. See our Facebook page for upcoming events. Saturdays 5:00pm – 7:30pm YoungMelbourneBuddhists Email - youngmelbournebuddhists@gmail.com

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Tea Ceremony and Poetry

Sunday June 16, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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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
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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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 – Fully Booked

Wednesday July 10, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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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
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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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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Dharma Day Festival

Saturday July 20, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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The Dharma Day festival celebrates the Buddha's decision to share his teachings with others. This Turning of the Wheel of the Dharma has been passed onto us today. At the MBC, a day of meditation, devotion practice and dharma talks in celebration of the Buddha's teachings that guide and inspire our practice of the Buddhist Path. Bring your favourite Dharma text to read on the day. Program 11am - 12pm            Saturday Morning Meditation Class 12.15pm…

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Silent Meditation Day Retreat – July

Sunday July 28, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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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

Climate Crisis: Roots in the Sky

Monday August 5, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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Climate change brings up many responses: fear, anger, determination, courage and uncertainty as to what to do. What Buddhist practices can help us to respond to this problem creatively and with wisdom? In what ways can we make addressing this crisis part of the path?This workshop will start to explore the connections between transformation of the mind and transformation of the world. Led by Tejopala Open to those with experience of the meditation practices taught at the Melbourne Buddhist Centre $20 Waged/$10…

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Silent Meditation Day Retreat – August

Sunday August 25, 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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September 2019

Intro 4 Week Course in Buddhism for 18-35yo

Wednesday September 4, 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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This Life and All its Suffering What is the Buddhist view of a meaningful life, what are the causes of stress and dissatisfaction and how can we live a more satisfying life? Join Itir and Talia, two experienced Buddhists training to join the Triratna Buddhist Order, in an hands-on exploration of the Buddha’s very first teaching, The 4 Noble Truths which answers these questions and more. This course is offered to people under 35, from all levels of experience. Suitable…

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Meditation Day Workshop

Sunday September 8, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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In this meditation day workshop 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. Spring…

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Meditation and Chanting Practice Day

Sunday September 15, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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Join Padmasiddhi & Talia for a day of practice, during which we will invoke aspects of the enlightened mind, as represented in the visualised figures of Buddha's and Bodhisattva's, and the chanting of their mantras. This event is open to regular friends of the centre who have a current practice of mindfulness and Metta meditation. Sunday 15 September, 10am to 4pm at the Melbourne Buddhist Centre $40/ $20 Concession - Includes a light vegan lunch Bookings Essential: Click Here to…

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Family Day

Sunday September 22, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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A Sangha gathering for all ages for stories, face painting, activities, a family friendly puja and a shared lunch. Bring a plate of vegan or vegetarian food to share. Entry by Donation - Give What You Can

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October 2019

Journey and the Guide – A Practical Course in Buddhism

Wednesday October 2, 7:15 pm - 9:30 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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Immerse yourself in Buddhist principles and practices during this eight-week journey aimed at strengthening the mind and freeing the heart. During this course, we will take on practical week-by-week exercises, focusing on cultivating mindful awareness, integrating and simplifying our lives, and truly being ourselves. The course is based on the book  ‘The Journey and the Guide’ written by prize winning poet, best-selling author, and member of the Triratna Buddhist Order, Maitreyabandhu. This book offers a challenging but profoundly useful approach…

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Rich Batsford Piano Concert

Saturday October 5, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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'In Transience' Adelaide’s pianist and composer Rich Batsford has been meditating and practicing Triratna Buddhism for fourteen years and is training to become an Order Member.  Seeing music making as an expression of his spiritual practice, Rich began composing and performing original meditative solo piano music. Most of his influences are classical, but his music also has a contemporary flavour and is very accessible. With ‘In Transience’, Rich aims to open a space for enjoyment, reflection and connection and most…

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6 Week Intro Meditation Course

Wednesday October 23, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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Meditate for Freedom 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 experienced meditation and Buddhist practitioners, Apada and Itir. Learn traditional Buddhist meditation practices that will transform your life from an experienced meditation teacherLearn the essential meditation practices of the Mindfulness…

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Silent Meditation Day Retreat – October

Sunday October 27, 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 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

Drop-in Meditation Class Thursday Lunchtime

Thursday November 7, 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Thursday, repeating indefinitely

Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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$8 – $10

Instruction is provided on two meditation practices, the Mindfulness of Breathing, for developing clarity and awareness and the Metta Bhavana (‘cultivation of loving kindness’) a practice that gently opens the heart and builds emotional positivity. Each week the classes alternate between the two practices. Help is given to set up an effective meditation posture with guidance at each stage of the practice by an experienced meditation practitioner. Suitable for people completely new to meditation. At the same time there is a class for…

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Drop-in Meditation Class Saturday Morning

Saturday November 9, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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$8 – $15

Instruction is provided on two meditation practices, the Mindfulness of Breathing, for developing clarity and awareness and the Metta Bhavana (‘cultivation of loving kindness’) a practice that gently opens the heart and builds emotional positivity. Each week the classes alternate between the two practices. Help is given to set up an effective meditation posture with guidance at each stage of the practice by an experienced meditation practitioner. Suitable for people completely new to meditation. At the same time there is a class for…

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Drop-in Meditation Class Monday Lunchtime

Monday November 11, 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Monday, repeating indefinitely

Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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$8 – $10

Instruction is provided on two meditation practices, the Mindfulness of Breathing, for developing clarity and awareness and the Metta Bhavana (‘cultivation of loving kindness’) a practice that gently opens the heart and builds emotional positivity. Each week the classes alternate between the two practices. Help is given to set up an effective meditation posture with guidance at each stage of the practice by an experienced meditation practitioner. Suitable for people completely new to meditation. At the same time there is a class for…

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Drop-in Meditation Class Tuesday Lunchtime

Tuesday November 12, 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating indefinitely

Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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$8 – $10

Instruction is provided on two meditation practices, the Mindfulness of Breathing, for developing clarity and awareness and the Metta Bhavana ('cultivation of loving kindness') a practice that gently opens the heart and builds emotional positivity. Each week the classes alternate between the two practices. Help is given to set up an effective meditation posture with guidance at each stage of the practice by an experienced meditation practitioner. Suitable for people completely new to meditation. At the same time there is…

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Drop-in Meditation Class Thursday Lunchtime

Thursday November 14, 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Thursday, repeating indefinitely

Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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$8 – $10

Instruction is provided on two meditation practices, the Mindfulness of Breathing, for developing clarity and awareness and the Metta Bhavana (‘cultivation of loving kindness’) a practice that gently opens the heart and builds emotional positivity. Each week the classes alternate between the two practices. Help is given to set up an effective meditation posture with guidance at each stage of the practice by an experienced meditation practitioner. Suitable for people completely new to meditation. At the same time there is a class for…

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Young Melbourne Buddhist Evening

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

Are you interested in meditation or Buddhism and aged 18 to 35 years old? Come along and be with like minded young people at the Melbourne Buddhist Centre.

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Drop-in Meditation & Dharma Activity – Thursday Evening

Thursday November 14, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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$8 – $15

Each Thursday evening we offer two 1-hour meditation sessions starting at 7.30pm; one for those with little or no experience, and another for those experienced with our practices. After a short tea break, we explore an aspect of Buddhism in the form of a Dharma talk or discussion or devotional practice. Thursday night Dharma Talk For newcomers, instruction is provided on two meditation practices, the Mindfulness of Breathing, for developing clarity and awareness and the Metta Bhavana (‘cultivation of loving kindness’) a practice…

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Drop-in Meditation Class Saturday Morning

Saturday November 16, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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$8 – $15

Instruction is provided on two meditation practices, the Mindfulness of Breathing, for developing clarity and awareness and the Metta Bhavana (‘cultivation of loving kindness’) a practice that gently opens the heart and builds emotional positivity. Each week the classes alternate between the two practices. Help is given to set up an effective meditation posture with guidance at each stage of the practice by an experienced meditation practitioner. Suitable for people completely new to meditation. At the same time there is a class for…

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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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Drop-in Meditation Class Monday Lunchtime

Monday November 18, 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Monday, repeating indefinitely

Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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$8 – $10

Instruction is provided on two meditation practices, the Mindfulness of Breathing, for developing clarity and awareness and the Metta Bhavana (‘cultivation of loving kindness’) a practice that gently opens the heart and builds emotional positivity. Each week the classes alternate between the two practices. Help is given to set up an effective meditation posture with guidance at each stage of the practice by an experienced meditation practitioner. Suitable for people completely new to meditation. At the same time there is a class for…

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Drop-in Meditation Class Tuesday Lunchtime

Tuesday November 19, 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating indefinitely

Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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$8 – $10

Instruction is provided on two meditation practices, the Mindfulness of Breathing, for developing clarity and awareness and the Metta Bhavana ('cultivation of loving kindness') a practice that gently opens the heart and builds emotional positivity. Each week the classes alternate between the two practices. Help is given to set up an effective meditation posture with guidance at each stage of the practice by an experienced meditation practitioner. Suitable for people completely new to meditation. At the same time there is…

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Drop-in Meditation Class Thursday Lunchtime

Thursday November 21, 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Thursday, repeating indefinitely

Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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$8 – $10

Instruction is provided on two meditation practices, the Mindfulness of Breathing, for developing clarity and awareness and the Metta Bhavana (‘cultivation of loving kindness’) a practice that gently opens the heart and builds emotional positivity. Each week the classes alternate between the two practices. Help is given to set up an effective meditation posture with guidance at each stage of the practice by an experienced meditation practitioner. Suitable for people completely new to meditation. At the same time there is a class for…

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Drop-in Meditation & Dharma Activity – Thursday Evening

Thursday November 21, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Recurring Event
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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$8 – $15

Each Thursday evening we offer two 1-hour meditation sessions starting at 7.30pm; one for those with little or no experience, and another for those experienced with our practices. After a short tea break, we explore an aspect of Buddhism in the form of a Dharma talk or discussion or devotional practice. Thursday night Dharma Talk For newcomers, instruction is provided on two meditation practices, the Mindfulness of Breathing, for developing clarity and awareness and the Metta Bhavana (‘cultivation of loving kindness’) a practice…

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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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Drop-in Meditation Class Saturday Morning

Saturday November 23, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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$8 – $15

Instruction is provided on two meditation practices, the Mindfulness of Breathing, for developing clarity and awareness and the Metta Bhavana (‘cultivation of loving kindness’) a practice that gently opens the heart and builds emotional positivity. Each week the classes alternate between the two practices. Help is given to set up an effective meditation posture with guidance at each stage of the practice by an experienced meditation practitioner. Suitable for people completely new to meditation. At the same time there is a class for…

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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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Drop-in Meditation Class Monday Lunchtime

Monday November 25, 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Monday, repeating indefinitely

Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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$8 – $10

Instruction is provided on two meditation practices, the Mindfulness of Breathing, for developing clarity and awareness and the Metta Bhavana (‘cultivation of loving kindness’) a practice that gently opens the heart and builds emotional positivity. Each week the classes alternate between the two practices. Help is given to set up an effective meditation posture with guidance at each stage of the practice by an experienced meditation practitioner. Suitable for people completely new to meditation. At the same time there is a class for…

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Drop-in Meditation Class Tuesday Lunchtime

Tuesday November 26, 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating indefinitely

Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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$8 – $10

Instruction is provided on two meditation practices, the Mindfulness of Breathing, for developing clarity and awareness and the Metta Bhavana ('cultivation of loving kindness') a practice that gently opens the heart and builds emotional positivity. Each week the classes alternate between the two practices. Help is given to set up an effective meditation posture with guidance at each stage of the practice by an experienced meditation practitioner. Suitable for people completely new to meditation. At the same time there is…

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Drop-in Meditation Class Thursday Lunchtime

Thursday November 28, 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Thursday, repeating indefinitely

Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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$8 – $10

Instruction is provided on two meditation practices, the Mindfulness of Breathing, for developing clarity and awareness and the Metta Bhavana (‘cultivation of loving kindness’) a practice that gently opens the heart and builds emotional positivity. Each week the classes alternate between the two practices. Help is given to set up an effective meditation posture with guidance at each stage of the practice by an experienced meditation practitioner. Suitable for people completely new to meditation. At the same time there is a class for…

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Drop-in Meditation & Dharma Activity – Thursday Evening

Thursday November 28, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Recurring Event
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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$8 – $15

Each Thursday evening we offer two 1-hour meditation sessions starting at 7.30pm; one for those with little or no experience, and another for those experienced with our practices. After a short tea break, we explore an aspect of Buddhism in the form of a Dharma talk or discussion or devotional practice. Thursday night Dharma Talk For newcomers, instruction is provided on two meditation practices, the Mindfulness of Breathing, for developing clarity and awareness and the Metta Bhavana (‘cultivation of loving kindness’) a practice…

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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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YOGA

Saturday November 30, 9:40 am - 10:30 am
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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Drop-in Meditation Class Saturday Morning

Saturday November 30, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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$8 – $15

Instruction is provided on two meditation practices, the Mindfulness of Breathing, for developing clarity and awareness and the Metta Bhavana (‘cultivation of loving kindness’) a practice that gently opens the heart and builds emotional positivity. Each week the classes alternate between the two practices. Help is given to set up an effective meditation posture with guidance at each stage of the practice by an experienced meditation practitioner. Suitable for people completely new to meditation. At the same time there is a class for…

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Young Melbourne Buddhist Evening

Saturday November 30, 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
$8 – $10

An evening of meditation and discussion for young people aged 18-35yo.

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December 2019

Drop-in Meditation Class Monday Lunchtime

Monday December 2, 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Monday, repeating indefinitely

Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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$8 – $10

Instruction is provided on two meditation practices, the Mindfulness of Breathing, for developing clarity and awareness and the Metta Bhavana (‘cultivation of loving kindness’) a practice that gently opens the heart and builds emotional positivity. Each week the classes alternate between the two practices. Help is given to set up an effective meditation posture with guidance at each stage of the practice by an experienced meditation practitioner. Suitable for people completely new to meditation. At the same time there is a class for…

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Drop-in Meditation Class Tuesday Lunchtime

Tuesday December 3, 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating indefinitely

Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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$8 – $10

Instruction is provided on two meditation practices, the Mindfulness of Breathing, for developing clarity and awareness and the Metta Bhavana ('cultivation of loving kindness') a practice that gently opens the heart and builds emotional positivity. Each week the classes alternate between the two practices. Help is given to set up an effective meditation posture with guidance at each stage of the practice by an experienced meditation practitioner. Suitable for people completely new to meditation. At the same time there is…

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Drop-in Meditation Class Thursday Lunchtime

Thursday December 5, 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Thursday, repeating indefinitely

Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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$8 – $10

Instruction is provided on two meditation practices, the Mindfulness of Breathing, for developing clarity and awareness and the Metta Bhavana (‘cultivation of loving kindness’) a practice that gently opens the heart and builds emotional positivity. Each week the classes alternate between the two practices. Help is given to set up an effective meditation posture with guidance at each stage of the practice by an experienced meditation practitioner. Suitable for people completely new to meditation. At the same time there is a class for…

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Drop-in Meditation & Dharma Activity – Thursday Evening

Thursday December 5, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Recurring Event
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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$8 – $15

Each Thursday evening we offer two 1-hour meditation sessions starting at 7.30pm; one for those with little or no experience, and another for those experienced with our practices. After a short tea break, we explore an aspect of Buddhism in the form of a Dharma talk or discussion or devotional practice. Thursday night Dharma Talk For newcomers, instruction is provided on two meditation practices, the Mindfulness of Breathing, for developing clarity and awareness and the Metta Bhavana (‘cultivation of loving kindness’) a practice…

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