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January 2019

With Devotion Strive On – A Day Retreat for Under 35s

Saturday January 26, 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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January is often the time we ponder upon new plans and resolutions: •What does a Buddhist resolution look like? •How can we tread the middle way, transcending striving and procrastination? During this day retreat, we will explore faith and devotion as a means to commit to our goals of a new year ahead. All Under 35s are Welcome, no prior experience necessary. Saturday 26 January, 1pm to 7pm at the Melbourne Buddhist Centre. $40 Full Waged and $20 Concession. Bring…

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Silent Meditation Day Retreat – January

Sunday January 27, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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  GET INTO THE FLOW OF POSITIVE CONSCIOUSNESS A day of silent meditation to discover a deeper level of consciousness and practice. Involving 6 meditation sessions of 30 to 45 minutes with walking meditation in between to allow a momentum of practice to build throughout the day while allowing the body to stretch. Transform your idea of meditation and where it can take you in a supportive and friendly environment. Sunday 27 January 2019, 10am to 4pm at the Melbourne…

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February 2019

Woman’s Weekend Retreat – Booked Out

Friday February 1, 7:00 pm - Sunday February 3, 3:00 pm
Wesburn Recreation Camp, 25 Madeley Drive
Wesburn, Victoria 3799 Australia
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A weekend retreat exploring the wisdom and mystery of the Heart Sutra with like-minded woman. The Heart Sutra is one of the most profound Mahayana Buddhist scriptures. Join Sudaya as she brings alive the meaning of the Sutra and the consequences for our Dharma practice. 7pm Friday 1 February to 3pm Sunday 3 February Suitable for woman who know our meditation practices. $230 Full Waged, $190 Low Waged and $130 Concession This retreat is booked out.

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Silent Meditation Day Retreat – February

Sunday February 17, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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GET INTO THE FLOW OF POSITIVE CONSCIOUSNESS A day of silent meditation to discover a deeper level of consciousness and practice. Involving 6 meditation sessions of 30 to 45 minutes with walking meditation in between to allow a momentum of practice to build throughout the day while allowing the body to stretch. Transform your idea of meditation and where it can take you in a supportive and friendly environment. Sunday 17 February 2019, 10am to 4pm at the Melbourne Buddhist…

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Singing the Sangha – Mantra and Harmony Day Retreat

Sunday February 24, 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

Bodhisattva Way – Order/Mitra Long Weekend Retreat

Friday March 8, 7:00 pm - Monday March 11, 7:00 pm
Baanya Biami, 220 Marshalls Road
Staughton Vale, Victoria 3340 Australia
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On this Order/Mitra retreat over the March long weekend, Siladasa will explore the inspiring and radical path of the Bodhisattva Way and how we can follow that path to Awakening. 7pm Friday 8 March to 3pm Monday 11 March 2019 at Baanya Biami in the Brisbane Ranges west of Melbourne Suitable for Order Members of the Triratna Buddhist Order and Mitras of the Triratna Buddhist Community. $320 Full Waged, $240 Low Waged and $190 Concession Booking Essential: Click Here to…

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Mind Reactive, Mind Creative – Day Retreat

Sunday March 17, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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From a talk by Sangharakshita of the same name, in this day retreat Udara will explore how to move from the reactive mind, characterised by confusion and suffering to a more creative mind which brings about harmony and personal freedom. A day of mostly silent led meditations and reflections on the Buddha's teachings on liberating the mind. Suitable for those with an interest in Buddhism and familiar with our meditation practices. Sunday 17 March 2019, 10am to 4pm at the…

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Teens Practice Day

Sunday March 24, 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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Silent Meditation Day Retreat – March

Sunday March 31, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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GET INTO THE FLOW OF POSITIVE CONSCIOUSNESS A day of silent meditation to discover a deeper level of consciousness and practice. Involving 6 meditation sessions of 30 to 45 minutes with walking meditation in between to allow a momentum of practice to build throughout the day while allowing the body to stretch. Transform your idea of meditation and where it can take you in a supportive and friendly environment. Sunday 31 March 2019, 10am to 4pm at the Melbourne Buddhist…

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April 2019

Men’s Weekend Retreat – The Quest for Freedom

Friday April 5, 7:30 pm - Sunday April 7, 3:00 pm
Baanya Biami, 220 Marshalls Road
Staughton Vale, Victoria 3340 Australia

"Just as the mighty ocean has but one taste, the taste of salt, even so the Dharma has but one taste, the taste of Freedom." (Uposatha Sutta, Udana 5.5) The Buddha once described the Dharma life as being like a vast ocean. An ocean that gently sloped before suddenly dropping to unknown depths. An ocean that contains magnificent treasures and jewels. An ocean that contains great beasts and monsters. And an ocean that had just one taste: vimukti (freedom, liberation). On this…

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Silent Meditation Day Retreat – April

Sunday April 28, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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GET INTO THE FLOW OF POSITIVE CONSCIOUSNESS 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…

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May 2019

Order/Mitra Day Workshop with Lokeshvara – How to Give Feedback Like a Buddha

Saturday May 11, 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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Weekend Retreat – From Reactive Mind to Creative Mind

Friday May 17, 7:00 pm - Sunday May 19, 3:00 pm
Baanya Biami, 220 Marshalls Road
Staughton Vale, Victoria 3340 Australia
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Using the Nidana chain meditation in everyday life Led by Lokeshvara Journeys are embedded in our DNA.  Those who study the myths, the migration patterns and the mechanics of human evolution know this.  The Buddha gave us a set of maps or dreaming tracks to navigate our way through the last great journey: changing our minds. So that we can reach a state of allowing the ebb and flow of experiences to exist without our fearful clinging to what is familiar…

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Silent Meditation Day Retreat – May

Sunday May 26, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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  GET INTO THE FLOW OF POSITIVE CONSCIOUSNESS 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…

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June 2019

3 Day Meditation Intensive Retreat

Friday June 7, 7:00 pm - Monday June 10, 2:00 pm
Baanya Biami, 220 Marshalls Road
Staughton Vale, Victoria 3340 Australia
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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. It is suitable for regular meditators with an established practice as no formal meditation instruction will be given.…

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Teen Practice Day – Kindness and Compassion for Ourselves and Others

Sunday June 30, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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Are you aged 13 to 17?  Would you like your thoughts to be kinder to yourself? How could we be more considerate and gentle towards others? Bring a parent or guardian (anyone you trust who is over 18, to support one another). Guided meditation, separate teen/guardian discussions, shared lunch and activities. For those familiar with our meditation practices. Sunday 30 June, 10am to 3pm Adults $15, Teenagers $10 Bring vegan/vegetarian food to share for lunch. Booking Essential: Click Here to Book…

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July 2019

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

Sunday July 14, 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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Silent Meditation Day Retreat – July

Sunday July 28, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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GET INTO THE FLOW OF POSITIVE CONSCIOUSNESS 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…

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August 2019

Silent Meditation Day Retreat – August

Sunday August 25, 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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September 2019

Meditation and Chanting Practice Day

Sunday September 15, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 23 David Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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Join Padmasiddhi & Talia for a day of practice, during which we will invoke aspects of the enlightened mind, as represented in the visualised figures of Buddha's and Bodhisattva's, and the chanting of their mantras. This event is open to regular friends of the centre who have a current practice of mindfulness and Metta meditation. Sunday 15 September, 10am to 4pm at the Melbourne Buddhist Centre $40/ $20 Concession - Includes a light vegan lunch Bookings Essential: Click Here to…

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Mindfully Alive – 9 Day Meditation Retreat

Saturday September 21, 2:00 pm - Sunday September 29, 11:00 am
Baanya Biami, 220 Marshalls Road
Staughton Vale, Victoria 3340 Australia
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A 9 day meditation retreat led by Maitripala, with the opportunity to mindfully explore whatever comes into your field of awareness, on or off the meditation cushion. There will 4 days of silence in the middle of the retreat to take your practice deeper and an opportunity for meditation interviews. Exploring your experience within the framework of the Satipatthana Sutta and practice.     '…..you find yourself treading a path of ever-growing clarity, and delight. Immersing yourself in a flow of positive…

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October 2019

Silent Meditation Day Retreat – October

Sunday October 27, 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 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,…

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November 2019

Young Persons Meditation Retreat

Friday November 1, 7:00 pm - Tuesday November 5, 3:00 pm
Baanya Biami, 220 Marshalls Road
Staughton Vale, Victoria 3340 Australia
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Steering for the Deep Using ancient Buddhist meditation practices, we will turn and steer towards the depths. Moving from distraction to concentration and into absorption, aiming towards higher states of consciousness. Using the Buddha's teaching of the five hindrances as guide, over this long weekend we will quiet our monkey minds, journeying to the quiet depths. A meditation retreat for 18 - 35 year olds in the beautiful bush surroundings of the Brisbane Ranges outside Melbourne. 7pm Friday 1 November…

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“Sangha” A Crucible for Change – Open Weekend Retreat

Friday November 8, 7:00 pm - Sunday November 10, 3:00 pm
Baanya Biami, 220 Marshalls Road
Staughton Vale, Victoria 3340 Australia
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"No one else can practice the Dharma for us; we have to practice it ourselves. However, we don't have to practice it by ourselves."   Join Dhiramani & Padmasiddhi as we explore the Buddha's advice on how we can grow a Happy, Healthy and Harmonious community, through what are  traditionally known as "The Samgrahavastus": Generosity, Kindly Speech, Beneficial Activity & Exemplification. We will explore practical ways to employ these transformative practices that will not only help build Sangha but are just as relevant and applicable, anywhere we come…

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Silent Mediation Day Retreat – November

Sunday November 24, 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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