Tonight Sue Butler will present the sixth of a series of talks using Bhikkhu Analayo’s audio guided Satipatthāna Meditations. This evening’s talk – Hindrances – will be followed by a practise session and discussion.
24 June 2019 (Monday) 07:00 pm - 24 June 2019 (Monday) 09:00 pm
Every Tuesday 6:30pm to 7:30pm Cost: by Donation Location: Metta Centre
Our weekly Mindful Life, Happy Life Course explores different topics relevant to modern life living to reveal ways in which we can better understand our life and ourselves, create more mindful and joyful moments in our day, and learn about how the Buddha’s teachings can be applied to integrate our spiritual practice in our daily lives.
The class will also include a meditation session led by the speaker. Each week, we will explore different types of meditation.
This is a drop in class, so no need to RSVP.
Please check our website or Facebook page for full details and any changes.
This course will focus on Loving Kindness and Compassion. We will examine ways in which we can work with our heart and mind, starting from wherever we find ourselves now, to discover our own potential for genuine love and compassion.
This ten week course is a continuation from the previous module of Introduction to Buddhism, but is also open to new students, including newcomers to Buddhism as well as those who already have some experience with meditation and wish to deepen their understanding and practice.
Starts Tuesday 28 May, 6:45pm-8:45pm (for 10 weeks)
158 Australia St, Newtown
Cost: Take advantage of the early bird discount which ends May 21 | $15 per session
Nagarjuna is renowned for his penetrating analysis of reality. In the Precious Garland Nagarjuna describes the cause & effect sequences for the development of happiness within ordinary life, as well as the practices of wisdom, realising emptiness & compassion that lead to enlightenment. He describes a Buddha’s qualities & offers encouraging advice on the effectiveness of practices that reveal the vast attributes of Buddha-hood. The Precious Garland includes a detailed analysis of attachment to sensual objects as a preparation for realisation of the profound truth that, when realised, makes attachment impossible.
March 5, 12, 19, 26
April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
May 7, 14, 21, 28
June 4, 11, 18, 25
Time: Tuesday evenings, 7pm – 8.30pm
Cost: $250/$225 for the Semester Package or $15/$13 per session. Please use the register button below to book the package or pay for single sessions at reception before class.
At VI we aim to make Dharma teachings as accessible as possible, so if you wish to attend but are unable to afford the full cost of classes at this time please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Compassion, or karuna, is the heartfelt wish for all living beings to be free of suffering. With this magic ingredient – and its qualities of the heart such as love, charity, kindness, tolerance, patience – we can combat negative mental and emotional states and develop a good heart and a positive mind.
Join Rod Lee as he explores how we can cultivate and extend compassion towards others and ourselves and enjoy the benefits of this magic ingredient.
Rod Lee is a teacher at the Tibetan Buddhist Society, Sydney. He has studied under Venerable Geshe Acharya Thubten Loden since 1978 and been teaching meditation and Buddhist philosophy for 29 years. Rod has been involved in health care management and education for the past 40 years. He is also a Shiatsu practitioner with extensive training in oriental medicine, nutrition and postural realignment and has also been an instructor of Tai Chi for the past 37 years.
All Sessions by Donation (Dana) to the Buddhist Library. All donations to the Buddhist Library of $2 and over are tax deductible.
Dana is the traditional practice of generosity, the extending of one’s goodwill, which is fundamental to Buddhism and other spiritual traditions. The instructions and guidance for this course are offered without requesting a fee and it is up to individuals to determine the amount of dana they would like to offer. It can sometimes be easy to become confused when we are new to this and we wonder “how much should I give?” This is a relevant question in the material economy but an appropriate dana cannot be prescribed but requires sensitivity to its intent and awareness of the costs and expenses associated with organising a course.
For more information and to register, please see https://buddhistlibrary.org.au/eventstypes/workshopscourses/
25 June 2019 (Tuesday) 07:00 pm - 25 June 2019 (Tuesday) 09:00 pm
Inner West Sydney - Buddhist Library
Buddhist Library, 90-92 Church Street, Camperdown NSW 2050
This open discussion format opens up new ideas and sharing of insights into the Dharma, with each person taking away little bites of the Dharma each month.
This is a session aimed at allowing participants to look at the Dharma and how it can be applied to daily practice. There will be no required reading and participants will be invited to share their thoughts and experiences through a facilitated discussion.
At times the facilitator may continue to the next meeting (next month) to give a greater in-depth discussion.
Students will learn the meaning and practice of drawing and painting traditional Buddhist art in the Tibetan style, beginning with the face of the Buddha and progressing through to completion of a thangka for those who wish to participate on an ongoing basis. Guidance is also offered in these sessions to those who have one work or more in progress.
A list of art materials required will be provided upon registration.
Paul provides participants teaching and instruction every second week. Students are encouraged to attend and self direct on the alternate weeks.
Dates with Paul Smith: Wednesdays
6, 20 Feb
6, 20 March
3, 17 April
1, 15, 29 May
12, 26 June
Time: 1.00pm – 3.00pm
Cost: $20/$18 VI member
For more information and to book, please see www.vajrayana.com.au
26 June 2019 (Wednesday) 01:00 pm - 26 June 2019 (Wednesday) 03:00 pm
Inner West Sydney - Vajrayana Institute
Vajrayana Institute, 9 Victoria Square, Ashfield NSW 2131
Sun 30 Jun; 10:00 am to 3:00 pm Cost: Free; Venue: Metta Centre
In this workshop we will explore self-deception, self-sabotage and the masks we live behind. We will learn techniques to expose the superficial and deluded self and realise the inner self, our inner Truth. LIVE, LEARN and LOVE (and LAUGH too!) Jeff will take us through various exercises and guided meditations. We also welcome everyone to bring a plate of food to share for lunch.
Jeff has been teaching meditation for over 20 years. JeffOliver authored the book “Forgiveness for Everyone”. This is Jeff’s second book, which lays out a practical guide for practising forgiveness with a foundation of mindfulness and wisdom. Access this ebook free of charge here.
The mind has two aspects – these can be compared to the clouds – our active thoughts and emotions that constantly change and can range from beautiful to turbulent; and the blue sky – that aspect of our mind that is still, peaceful, clear, wise and compassionate. In meditation we have the opportunity to get to know both aspects of our mind better and to connect more deeply with our true potential and who we really are.
While this workshop will include clear instruction, the focus will be upon direct experience, practising together and answering your questions about meditation. Ian and Ruth will lead and guide meditation practices during the day, drawing on their combined seventy years’ experience of meditation practice and teaching.
About Ian Gawler
Ian has played a major role in pioneering and popularising meditation and other mind-body techniques in the Western world. In 1975 he had his right leg amputated due to bone cancer. Utilising a wide range of treatment modalities and self-help options, Ian survived against the odds. He co-founded the world’s first lifestyle-based cancer self-help group in 1981 and the first similar group for people with multiple sclerosis in 2001. Ian has authored six bestselling books, including the internationally acclaimed ‘You Can Conquer Cancer’.