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January 2020

Be the Change: Removing the Blocks to Effective Activism

Tuesday January 21, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
Free

On this day workshop, Be the Change: Removing the blocks to effective activism, Shantigarbha will explore the non-violent approach to social change. Gandhi urged us to “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” – beginning with changing the ‘social structure’ within ourselves. How do we transform 'domination' systems into 'life-serving' ones? Based on the work of Marshall Rosenberg and Nonviolent Communication, this process shows another way of doing things that is less costly and more fun! It includes…

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YOGA

Saturday January 25, 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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February 2020

YOGA

Saturday February 1, 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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Meditation Intro Day Course

Sunday February 2, 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 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…

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Experience Meditation – 6 Week Intro Course

Wednesday February 5, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
$150 – $250

Want to explore your mind? Looking to make the most of your life? Ever wondered what all the hype around meditation is about? Experience meditation for yourself and find out. This six-week course introduces meditation and how you can use it to free up your energy, your imagination, and your perspective on the world. While meditation has a calming effect on the mind it also can be used to transform our habitual behaviours. Unlock the potential to choose your own path…

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YOGA

Saturday February 8, 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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Experience Buddhism – 6 Week Intro Course

Wednesday February 12, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia

Experience Buddhism is a 6 weeks course exploring the essential Buddhist principles that have the potential to change your life. Explore and make sense of the many inspiring 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 questions and discussion to clarify the teachings. ‘What the Buddha attained, we too can attain, what the Buddha overcame, we…

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April 2020

A Practical Course in Enlightenment – 8 Week Online Course

Sunday April 19, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia

How can you make the most of your life right now? This 8 week online course led by Varadhi sets out to answer this most basic question. Based on Maitreyabhandu’s popular book Journey and the Guide, this course will provide practical tools and reflections to help you kick start and sustain a life long journey in understanding yourself and the nature of Reality.  There has never been a better time to reflect on life's purpose than now… 8 Weeks from…

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6 Week Meditation Online Course

Wednesday April 29, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia

Taking Your Meditation Further Are you familiar with our meditation practices? Are you at home more and feeling you want to join others building and strengthening your meditation practice? Would you like some tips on working with common hindrances and developing more positive states of mind? This six-week course is a chance to explore and develop your practice, in a small online group. Facilitated by Sraddhanaya and Rijumayi. Suitable for those who are familiar with our meditation practices. Limited to…

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May 2020

Buddhism Course – The Wheel of Life

Wednesday May 27, 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm

Explore the mysterious Buddhist teachings depicted in the Wheel of Life, an iconic symbolic representation of how habits form our lives and how we change for the better. These essential principles are vital in showing us a way to freedom from the things that hold us back and cause us to suffer. Join Dhiramani online for this 5 week course as she explains the meaning and the practical things we can do to bring these teachings into our lives. Suitable…

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June 2020

Buddhism Now – 6 Week Intro Course

Wednesday June 10, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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$150 – $250

Find Freedom in these Challenging Times This 6 week course will teach you the fundamental principles of Buddhist teaching: nothing is fixed or permanent; actions have consequences; change is possible: as well as exploring how the teachings can help you uncover more value and meaning in your life today and find freedom in these challenging times. Join experienced Buddhist practitioner, Siladasa as he lays out the Buddhist path. Suitable for those new to Buddhism or wanting to develop their knowledge and practice…

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July 2020

Buddhism and Meditation Intro Course

Wednesday July 22, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Due to new Covid-19 restrictions this course will now be held online via Zoom. In Buddhism, meditation is seen as part of an overall path and approach to life. Meditation develops positive states of mind, but there is not much point in doing this for just a short period each day if we are cultivating negative states the rest of the time. For this reason, the 6 week course will also cover the Buddhist principles behind meditation that help you…

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August 2020

Tales of Freedom – 6 Week Course for Sub30

Saturday August 8, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Online Zoom Course Is iso life getting you down? Have you finished with Netflix and YouTube and ran out of home improvement projects? Perhaps you miss meeting new people or hanging out with your friends. Good news, Viryasiddhi and Varadhi are offering a brand new six-week course exploring mythical and magical Buddhist stories! In a world where seeing people’s faces is becoming a rarity, join us on Zoom, the next best thing to ‘face-to-face’ meetings, for a six week journey…

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