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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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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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March 2020

Itir’s Journey to Ordination – Zoom Talk

Thursday March 26, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia

Thursday nights go online! Zoom in to hear Itir talk about her journey to Ordination.  This will be our first live streamed talk with opportunities for Q&A. The talk will start promptly at 7.30pm.  Meeting ID: 102 504 799

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April 2020

Varadhi’s Jouney to Ordination Continued – Zoom Talk

Thursday April 2, 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia

Thursday nights go online! Zoom in to hear newly ordained, Varadhi talk about her journey to Ordination.  This will be a live streamed talk with opportunities for Q&A. The talk will start promptly at 8pm. 

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Maitripala Dharma Talk – Thursday Night Zoom Event

Thursday April 16, 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia

Maitripala Dharma Talk - Love in the Time of Corona "If we can keep our hearts open we can stay tenderly with whatever suffering we witness or experience. What the Buddha taught us enables us to do this. In this talk I will be exploring some of teachings and practices that support us in uncertain and worrying times".  Join us on Zoom and hear Maitripala's reflections on the Buddhist teachings of compassion by clicking the Zoom Link below. If you are…

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Meeting Avalokiteshvara – Thursday Night Zoom Event

Thursday April 30, 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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Join Talia, as she explores the world of unlimited compassion embodied in the Bodhisattva, Avalokiteshvara. Discover the depth of the Buddhist response to suffering. Join us on Zoom and hear Taia's's talk followed by Q&A by clicking the Zoom Link below. Please Donate what you can by clicking the Donate Now Button below. If you are having difficulties joining the talk, call Matt on 0449 538 376 for Technical Support

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May 2020

Buddha Puja – Thursday Night Zoom Event

Thursday May 7, 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

In the lead up to the Buddha Day Festival, join Apada for a special puja inspired by the Buddha Shakyamuni, who rediscovered the path to Enlightenment over 2500 years ago. Join us on Zoom for the Buddha Puja by clicking the Zoom Link below. Please Donate what you can by clicking the Donate Now Button below. If you are having difficulties joining the talk, call Matt on 0449 538 376 for Technical Support

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Buddha Day Festival

Saturday May 9, 11:00 am - 6:30 pm

Celebrate Enlightenment Join the Melbourne Buddhist Centre Sangha in this special celebration of the emergence of the Buddha, the Awakened One, over 2500 years ago with a program of local and international events. "The Buddha was born as we are born. What the Buddha overcame, we too can overcome." - Sangharakshita Due to the MBC closure and ongoing restriction on gatherings, Mitra ceremonies have been postponed until we can all gather at the MBC again. Buddha Day Talk - 12.30pm…

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Meeting the Buddha – Thursday Night Zoom Event

Thursday May 14, 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Following on from the Buddha Day Festival, Varadhi will share some of the stories of the life of the Buddha and reflect their on the relevance to living a meaningful life. Meet the Buddha and discover his radical approach to wisdom and compassion. If you are having difficulties joining the talk call Matt on 0449 538 376 for Technical Support.

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Thursday Night Zoom Event – The Buddha and Silence

Thursday May 21, 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Buddha was very fond of silence and solitude. Ironic as it is, Jonathan will be giving a talk on this subject, using teachings from the Pali canon and experiences from his own life.  To help support the MBC in these challenging times, please consider making a donation through the Give Now button. If you are having difficulties joining the talk call Matt on 0449 538 376 for Technical Support

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Loneliness and Solitude: Thursday Night Zoom Event

Thursday May 28, 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Loneliness may not seem such a catchy topic to talk about, yet most of us will have experienced it, especially in these times. How can solitude lead to happiness? Dhiramani will explore themes around loneliness from a Buddhist perspective and the importance of periods of solitude in our lives. To help support the MBC in these challenging times, please consider making a donation through the Give Now button. If you are having difficulties joining the talk call Matt on 0449 538 376 for Technical Support.

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