Buddhism in a Nutshell (25th March, 1-4pm Sat)
- Location : Buddhist Library
- Start Date and Time : 25/03/2017 01:00 pm
- Finish Date and Time : 25/03/2017 04:00 pm
- Event Speaker : Panel Speakers: Terry Redmond and Theresa Baw
Facilitator: Rosiana Lim
- Enquiries or Contact : Buddhist Library 9519 6054 or email email@example.com
- Organising Entity : Buddhist Library
For the beginner wanting to learn more about Buddhism, sometimes it is hard to know where to begin and where to go from where you are. This short introductory course provides an overview of Buddhism and the core teachings of the Buddha.
The course will be presented by a panel of speakers from various backgrounds. This will also be an excellent opportunity to ask all your questions about Buddhism.
The program will include exploration of topics such as:
- Who was the Buddha?
- What are the traditions in Buddhism, and how did they come about?
- The key teachings of the Buddha
- Common misconceptions about Buddhism
- How to apply what the Buddha taught in our everyday life
Date: 25th March, Saturday
Panel Speakers: Terry Redmond and Theresa Baw
Facilitator: Rosiana Lim
Terry has been coming to the Tuesday evening sessions at the Library over the past 13 years and somewhere along the way became a Buddhist. He is a retired bookkeeper with scientific leanings and likes to marry psychology with Buddhism. His favourite author is the American Buddhist nun, Pema Chodron, and he has a liking for walking meditation.
Theresa is a barrister who began practising Buddhist insight meditation and seriously learning about Buddhism in about 2001 by attending retreats at the Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre (BMIMC). For a number of years she has served as a volunteer committee member at BMIMC. She also raises funds in Australia and overseas to support an orphanage in Myanmar run by Buddhist nuns. Theresa enjoys learning and sharing the Dharma, and being part of a Buddhist community.
Rosiana is an accountant by profession and has been practising for a decade. And throughout her practice, she has been touched by the profundity of the Buddhist teaching. She was actively involved in the Buddhist community through her role as an English Dhamma Talk Coordinator. She likes to attend silent meditation retreats and believes it’s the conducive way to get in touch with her heart and to unveil the innate wisdom. She has attended a nine-day retreat with Ajahn Brahm and some weekend retreats with other senior teachers like Ajahn Dtun, Ajahn Viradhammo, Ariya Nani, and also some lay teachers.
All Sessions by Dana (Donation)
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).
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