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June 2017

Young Dharma Nights

Saturday June 3, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Saturday, happening 20 times

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

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More Leaves, More Dharma

Sunday June 4, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join Siladasa as he continues his exploration of Dharma in the Leaf, cultivating tranquility and insight in the preparation and service of tea. Tea has a special place in Far East Buddhism with the integration of tea making as direct Dharma practice. There are elements of both tranquility (samatha) and insight (vipassana) in the preparation and serving of tea, and Siladasa will share some of his experience in his journey so far with the Leaf. Booking Essential: Book Online Here…

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Epic Puja Fundraiser

Saturday June 10, 12:30 pm - Sunday June 11, 12:30 am

Dantacitta is embarking on an Epic Puja The Melbourne Buddhist Centre presents a 12 hour epic Puja fundraiser. The Melbourne Buddhist Centre Chairperson, Dantacitta will be endeavouring to sit through all 12 hours of puja, a Buddhist devotional practice of mantra chanting, reciting Buddhist texts and the making of offerings to the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas. There will be 12 individual pujas that will be starting at half past the hour from 12.30pm 10 June to 12.30am 11 June. You can…

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Exploring the Wheel of Life – A Weekend Seminar

Saturday June 10, 2:00 pm - Sunday June 11, 1:00 pm

  The Wheel of Life is an incredible depiction of the Buddha’s teaching of the 12 nidana chain of dependent origination from the Tibetan tradition. It tells the story from ignorance to feeling to grasping to craving that drives us to repeat unhelpful tendencies. Learn about the 6 realms of existence and the 3 root poisons. Buddhadasa with over 40 years of Dharma practice will guide you through the symbols and mythology to get to the depth of the teaching…

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Young Dharma Nights

Saturday June 10, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Saturday, happening 20 times

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

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Young Dharma Nights

Saturday June 17, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Saturday, happening 20 times

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

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Young Dharma Nights

Saturday June 24, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Saturday, happening 20 times

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

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Sesshin Day Retreat June 2017

Sunday June 25, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

In the Zen Buddhist tradition a sesshin is an intensive period of meditation to transform the heart-mind. Literally sesshin means touching the heart-mind, also referred to as gathering the mind. This is achieved through a program of continual practice. Join Apada for a 6 hour sesshin at the Melbourne Buddhist Centre, involving 6 meditation sessions interleaved with walking meditation and chanting. Besides chanting, the sesshin is conducted in silence, allowing an accumulative effect of each meditation to develop an intensity…

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July 2017

Young Dharma Nights

Saturday July 1, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Saturday, happening 20 times

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

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Embracing Simplicity Day Retreat

Sunday July 2, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Simplifying our lives creates space so we can live our lives intentionally. We make room for spontaneity and creativity to arise whilst connecting more deeply with ourselves and others. On this day retreat we will have periods of discussion, meditation and reflection, connecting us to simplicity and why we need to move in that direction. Perhaps you might already identify one of the following as an area ripe for simplification in your life….. Schedules/Diaries Possessions Technology Parenting Finance Led By…

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Learn to Meditate – 6 Week Introductory Course

Wednesday July 5, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Over the 6 weeks of this meditation course, you will explore the transforming power of meditation – the development of clarity of mind and openness of heart. In this way freeing up the mind from habitual patterns to be able to choose a path of creativity and positive emotion. 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…

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Dharma Day Festival

Saturday July 8, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

A Celebration of the Buddha's Teachings The teachings of the Buddha, the Dharma, have come down to us today over the span of 2500 years. The Buddha first decided to teach when he saw that there were those with little dust in their eyes that would be able to see the truth of his teachings. Today we have been fortunate to find the Dharma and have the opportunity to follow the Path of the teachings for ourselves. On Dharma Day…

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Buddhist Principles: Essentials for a Better Life – 6 Week Buddhism Course

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

Discover the essential Buddhist principles that have the potential to change your life for the better. Join Padmasiddhi and Apada, Members of the Triratna Buddhist Order to explore and make sense of the many teachings that have come down to us from the Buddhist Tradition. Learn the core teachings and practices, and discover their relevance and application to everyday life. There will be ample opportunity for inquiry and discussion. Course notes and further reading/listening references will be supplied. ‘What the…

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Sesshin Day Retreat July

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

In the Zen Buddhist tradition a sesshin is an intensive period of meditation to transform the heart-mind. Literally sesshin means touching the heart-mind, also referred to as gathering the mind. This is achieved through a program of continual practice. Join Apada for a 6 hour sesshin at the Melbourne Buddhist Centre, involving 6 meditation sessions interleaved with walking meditation and chanting. Besides chanting, the sesshin is conducted in silence, allowing an accumulative effect of each meditation to develop an intensity…

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August 2017

Sesshin Day Retreat August 2017

Sunday August 27, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

In the Zen Buddhist tradition a sesshin is an intensive period of meditation to transform the heart-mind. Literally sesshin means touching the heart-mind, also referred to as gathering the mind. This is achieved through a program of continual practice. Join Apada for a 6 hour sesshin at the Melbourne Buddhist Centre, involving 6 meditation sessions interleaved with walking meditation and chanting. Besides chanting, the sesshin is conducted in silence, allowing an accumulative effect of each meditation to develop an intensity…

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September 2017

Sesshin Day Retreat September 2017

Sunday September 17, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

In the Zen Buddhist tradition a sesshin is an intensive period of meditation to transform the heart-mind. Literally sesshin means touching the heart-mind, also referred to as gathering the mind. This is achieved through a program of continual practice. Join Apada for a 6 hour sesshin at the Melbourne Buddhist Centre, involving 6 meditation sessions interleaved with walking meditation and chanting. Besides chanting, the sesshin is conducted in silence, allowing an accumulative effect of each meditation to develop an intensity…

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October 2017

Sesshin Day Retreat October 2017

Sunday October 22, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

In the Zen Buddhist tradition a sesshin is an intensive period of meditation to transform the heart-mind. Literally sesshin means touching the heart-mind, also referred to as gathering the mind. This is achieved through a program of continual practice. Join Apada for a 6 hour sesshin at the Melbourne Buddhist Centre, involving 6 meditation sessions interleaved with walking meditation and chanting. Besides chanting, the sesshin is conducted in silence, allowing an accumulative effect of each meditation to develop an intensity…

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