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November 2018

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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February 2019

Public Ordination Ceremony

Saturday February 23, 2019, 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, 2019, 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

MBC at the Sydney Road Street Party

Sunday March 3, 2019, 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Sydney Road Brunswick, Sydney Road
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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This year the Melbourne Buddhist Centre goes back to the streets with two stalls at the Sydney Rd Street Party. This is an opportunity to engage with the community and share the spirit of Sangha. We will be providing a vegan option at the street party with our delicious Vegan Burger BBQ, raising funds for the MBC. The second stall will be a Free Meditation Space on Sydney Road with guided meditation taster sessions throughout the day. Come along, visit…

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Teens Practice Day

Sunday March 24, 2019, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Are you 13 to 17 and keen to explore mindfulness and life with other teens? Bring a parent or guardian (anyone you trust who is over 18, to support one another). Guided meditation, separate teen/guardian discussions, shared lunch, games. For those familiar with our meditation practices Adults $15, Teenagers 13 to 17 yo $10 Bring vegan/vegetarian food to share on the day. Booking Essential: Click Here to Book Online or call the MBC

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May 2019

Buddha Day Festival – Celebrate Enlightenment

Saturday May 4, 2019, 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, 2019, 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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June 2019

Tea Ceremony and Poetry

Sunday June 16, 2019, 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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July 2019

“Open to Life” On the Page: Writing and Receptivity

Sunday July 14, 2019, 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, 2019, 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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September 2019

Family Day

Sunday September 22, 2019, 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

Rich Batsford Piano Concert

Saturday October 5, 2019, 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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November 2019

Sangha Day Festival

Saturday November 16, 2019, 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, 2019, 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia

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

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YOGA

Saturday November 23, 2019, 9:40 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:40 am on Saturday, happening 5 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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YOGA

Saturday November 30, 2019, 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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December 2019

YOGA

Saturday December 7, 2019, 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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YOGA

Saturday December 14, 2019, 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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Sip, sit, sip…and sit again! Now Fully Booked

Sunday December 15, 2019, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia

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

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YOGA

Saturday December 21, 2019, 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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New Year Eve

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

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

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January 2020

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
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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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Metta for the Bushfire Crisis

Friday January 24, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia

Metta for the Bushfire Crisis - join us in support of all those that have suffered due to the unprecedented scale of the bushfire disaster. This night is an opportunity to come together and practice Metta and puja for all beings impacted by the bushfires. All Welcome - Give as much as you can - Show your generosityAll contributions on the night will go to the Red Cross and Wildlife Victoria.

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