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December 2019

Silent Meditation Day Retreat – December

Sunday December 22, 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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January 2020

Sunday January 19, 2020, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia

A day on empathy, the theme of Shantigarbha's recent book, I'll Meet You There: a practical guide to empathy, mindfulness and communication published by Windhorse Publications. Shantigarbha shows how we connect with each other in the space that opens up when we let go of our ideas of good and bad, right and wrong. To empathize with others, we need to learn how to empathize with ourselves, so that when we reach out, we do so from the inside out.…

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Meditation Day Retreat – January 2020

Sunday January 26, 2020, 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 of 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 therefore…

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February 2020

Meditation Day Retreat – February 2020

Sunday February 16, 2020, 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 of 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 therefore…

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6 Day Retreat led by Tejananda

Thursday February 20, 2020, 7:00 pm - Wednesday February 26, 2020, 3:00 pm
Wesburn Recreation Camp, 25 Madeley Drive
Wesburn, Victoria 3799 Australia
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Compassion and Emptiness For Order Members and Mitra of the Triratna Buddhist Community Benevolence - metta - and compassion, as taught by the Buddha, are essentially boundless liberations of the mind. The familiar practices with 5 or 6 stages are entry points which enable us to engage with our afflictive emotions - liking, disliking, ignoring - and to uncover the true, unlimited nature of the divine abodes. Liberation of the mind from these afflictions, even if temporary, enables us to return…

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March 2020

The Dynamic Mandala – Open Day Retreat Led by Tejananda

Sunday March 1, 2020, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
$50 – $70

Tejananda In Triratna, our system of practice is a dynamic mandala of five principles. We progressively integrate mind and body, samatha and vipassana, and discover the power of skillful and positive mental states. Then, directly penetrating and dispelling our delusions, we open ever-more to the wonder of what is. Thus, at last, we can wake up to and be who and what we truly are.  In this meditation workshop we’ll take a somatic approach to these five principles, that is,…

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In the Presence of the Buddha – Day Retreat

Sunday March 15, 2020, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
$30 – $50

A day retreat led by Udara, meditating and reflecting on the teachings of the Buddha from the Dhammapada, some of the earliest and most profound expressions of Buddhist wisdom. Feel the presence of the Buddha build throughout the day and connect to the spirit of the Enlightened Mind. "All conditioned things are impermanent. When one sees this with insight, one becomes weary of suffering. This is the Way to Purity." - Dhammapada Suitable for those familiar with our meditation practices.…

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Living a Reflective Life – A Day Retreat for Woman

Sunday March 22, 2020, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
$50 – $70

We can hear the teachings of the Buddha and find practicing them a challenge in our daily busy lives. On this day retreat led by Sudaya, learn how to use the Buddha's teachings wisely and appropriately in today's world through adopting a reflective practice. Suitable for women who are familiar with our meditation practices. Booking Essential: $70 Full Waged, $60 Low Waged and $50 Concession. Includes a light vegan lunch. Book Now

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Meditation Day Retreat – March 2020

Sunday March 29, 2020, 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 of 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 therefore…

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April 2020

Easter Retreat With Milarepa in the Wilderness

Thursday April 9, 2020, 7:00 pm - Monday April 13, 2020, 3:00 pm
Baanya Biami, 220 Marshalls Road
Staughton Vale, Victoria 3340 Australia
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$250 – $400

Join Lokeshvara & Siladasa at the remote bush of Baanya Biami for a retreat exploring the mind in nature's elements, inspired by the songs of Tibet's great yogi Milarepa. Siladasa Lokeshvara "This is a delightful place, a place of hills and forestIn the mountain meadows flowers bloom;in the woods dance the swaying trees.At such a place, in solitude,I Milarepa, happily abide,Meditating upon the void-illuminating Mind”. Booking Essential: $400 Full Waged, $320 Low Waged and $250 Concession Book Now

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Order/Mitra Day Retreat with Lokeshvara

Sunday April 19, 2020, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
$30 – $50

A day retreat led by Lokeshvara, the President of the Melbourne Buddhist Centre for Order Members and Mitras. For members of the Triratna Buddhist Order and Mitras. Bring vegan/vegetarian food for a shared lunch on the day Booking Essential: $50 Full Waged, $40 Low Waged and $30 Concession Book Now

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Meditation Day Retreat – April 2020

Sunday April 26, 2020, 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
$20 – $40

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 of 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 therefore…

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May 2020

Introduction to Meditation Weekend Retreat

Friday May 15, 2020, 7:00 pm - Sunday May 17, 2020, 3:00 pm
Baanya Biami, 220 Marshalls Road
Staughton Vale, Victoria 3340 Australia
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$160 – $300

An ideal way to encounter meditation for the first time, to experience the benefit of being on retreat and the larger perspective that they can bring. Join us to learn two fundamental and transformative meditation practices, while living communally with like-minded people, explore the Buddhist vision of reality through meditation and simple ritual. Suitable for those with little or no meditation experience. Booking Essential: $300 Full Waged, $230 Low Waged, $160 Concession Book Now

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Meditation Day Retreat – May 2020

Sunday May 24, 2020, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
$20 – $40

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 of 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 therefore…

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Men’s Weekend Retreat

Friday May 29, 2020, 7:00 pm - Sunday May 31, 2020, 3:00 pm
Baanya Biami, 220 Marshalls Road
Staughton Vale, Victoria 3340 Australia
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A precious opportunity to come together as a community of men for a weekend of practice. Join Manjusiddha for a weekend of Dharma, meditation and ritual in the company of men's Sangha. The retreat will held in remote bushland at Baanya Biami (Land of Great Spirit) in the Brisbane Ranges National Park, west of Melbourne. Suitable for men who are familiar with our meditation practice Booking Essential: $230 Full Waged, $190 Low Waged, $130 Concession Book Now

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June 2020

3 Day Meditation Intensive Retreat

Friday June 5, 2020, 7:00 pm - Monday June 8, 2020, 3:00 pm
Baanya Biami, 220 Marshalls Road
Staughton Vale, Victoria 3340 Australia
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$190 – $320

Extend and deepen your meditation practice on this 3 day meditation intensive retreat, amidst the beautiful bush setting of the Brisbane ranges - Baanya Biami retreat centre west of Melbourne. The retreat will be held under the supportive conditions of silence over the Queen's Birthday Long Weekend. The daily program will cycle through periods of sitting & walking meditation, closing each day with the devotional practice of Puja.   NB: THIS IS A PRACTICE RETREAT ONLY. Suitable for regular meditators with an established practice as…

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July 2020

Root Verses of the Bardo Weekend Retreat

Friday July 10, 2020, 7:00 pm - Sunday July 12, 2020, 3:00 pm
Baanya Biami, 220 Marshalls Road
Staughton Vale, Victoria 3340 Australia
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$130 – $230

On this weekend retreat we will combine meditation practice, study and ritual to enter the world of Padmasambhava, bringing ourselves alive as practitioners in every moment as we explore the Root Verses of the Bardo, from the Bardo Thodol - The Tibetan Book of the Dead. Led by Achala. The Bardo Thodol translates as "The great liberation through hearing in the Bardo", the intermediate state in between death and rebirth. It is a guide on how to be in the…

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October 2020

Forest Edge 2020 – Order Meditation Retreat

Saturday October 31, 2020, 7:00 pm - Wednesday November 11, 2020, 12:00 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
$550 – $720

An opportunity to come together to practice as an Order and become a spiritual community for the duration of the retreat. The program will be a collaborative effort on arrival to best meet the needs for silence and connection. The retreat will be held in the inspiring and remote valley of Baanya Biami amongst the National Park forest west of Melbourne. The shrineroom is surrounded with views of the bush. With no mobile reception, the location is ideal for going…

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