Beyond Mindfulness: A workshop with Reverend Heng Sure
- Location : Buddhist Library
- Start Date and Time : 06/05/2017 02:00 pm
- Finish Date and Time : 06/05/2017 04:00 pm
- Event Speaker : Reverend Heng Sure
- Enquiries or Contact : email@example.com 02 9519 6054
- Organising Entity : Buddhist Library Ltd and Association of Engaged Buddhists
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Co-organised workshop between Buddhist Library Ltd and Association of Engaged Buddhists
Mindfulness has become a very fashionable word in recent years. But what does it mean to truly practice mindfulness? Can it be successfully practiced in isolation, without putting into practice the rest of the Buddha’s teachings? Join us to explore this topic.
Saturday 6th May
2pm – 4pm
Rev. Heng Sure is the Vice-President for Religious Affairs and Dean of Translation and Language Studies at Dharma Realm Buddhist University. He was ordained as a Buddhist monk in 1976. Rev. Heng Sure received his Master’s degree in Oriental languages from the University of California at Berkeley and his doctorate from the Graduate Theological Union. He serves as the Managing Director of the Berkeley Buddhist Monastery.
In Jan 2012-April 2012, Jan 2013-April 2013,Jan 2014-April 2014 he taught a course on Buddhist Philosophy at Bond University during the Summer Semester. During this period, he resided and lectured on Dharma at Gold Coast Dharma Realm and other locations in Australia.
He lectures on the Avatamsaka Sutra at the Berkeley Buddhist Monastery every Saturday evening. He is actively involved in interfaith dialogue and in the ongoing conversation between spirituality and technology.
For the sake of world peace, he undertook an over six hundred mile pilgrimage from South Pasadena to Ukiah, repeatedly taking three steps and one bow to cover the entire journey. In the entire two years taken to make the pilgrimage, he observed a practice of total silence.
This is a Free Public Event
All Sessions by Dana.
Dana is the traditional practice of generosity, the extending of one’s goodwill, which is fundamental to Buddhism and other spiritual traditions. The teachings flourish in an atmosphere of generosity and gratitude, and these qualities in turn support the growth of wisdom and compassion in the practitioner. The instructions and guidance for this course are offered without requesting a specified 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 (e.g., administrative & venue costs).