thu23feb6:30 PM8:30 PMAn Evening Meditation on Love6:30 PM - 8:30 PM 158 Australia St, Newtown, Inner West, 158 Australia St, Newtown Event Organized By: Rigpa Sydney Event Type :Community (e.g. Humanitarian, Ecological, Social),Meditation Conducted / InstructedEvent Region:Inner West
'Even an offering throughout billions of realms, Consisting of gifts infinite in number and variety, Presented to great beings every day for all eternity, Could not match the wonder of a mind of
‘Even an offering throughout billions of realms,
Consisting of gifts infinite in number and variety,
Presented to great beings every day for all eternity,
Could not match the wonder of a mind of love.’
– the Buddha
It is a timeless spiritual truth that we all have an immeasurable treasury of love within us. Over 2,500 years ago the Buddha taught his disciples meditations on loving kindness as a way to reconnect with that inner wealth and as an antidote to fear. In modern times these meditations continue to provide a gentle yet powerful tool for opening our hearts and minds, and developing our love, empathy and kindness far beyond conventional limitations. In the Buddhist tradition, the practice of loving kindness, metta in the Pali language, carries a sense of unconditional warm-heartedness and kindness, a kind of deep caring, tenderness, and a good heart.
WorldPride is a global LGBTQIA+ festival that has been staged since 2000, with cities competing to host the event. We are honoured that the organisers of Sydney World Pride 2023 have accepted our submission of an interfaith evening meditation on love to be a part of their festival program.
This evening meditation on love, will centre on a guided loving kindness meditation, led by Rigpa Sydney’s Buddhist practitioners.
Representatives of other religious traditions active in the Newtown area, including those of Christian, Jewish and Hindu faiths, will join us in offering their prayers and contemplations on love as part of the evening.
The evening will include space for quiet reflection and an opportunity to meet over tea, coffee and cake.
For beginners and experienced meditators alike.
(Thursday) 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
158 Australia St, Newtown, Inner West
158 Australia St, Newtown
Rigpa Sydneywww.email@example.com or phone 02 9211 5304 158 Australia Street, Newtown