Buddhism One Day at A Time
- Location : Buddhist Library and Meditation Centre
- Start Date and Time : 15/03/2016 07:00 pm
- Finish Date and Time : 05/04/2016 09:00 pm
- Event Speaker : Giles Barton
- Enquiries or Contact : firstname.lastname@example.org 02 9519 6054
- Organising Entity : Buddhist Library and Meditation Centre
Buddhism One Day at A Time
That’s just the way it is. Our lives unfold one day at a time, in many lost moments fantasying or worrying about the future, lost in memories thoughts or emotions of things that have already happened but still hoping for happiness. It helps to see this, to understand how it is. We lose the days of our lives by being lost in the past or future. In seeing this you can take action and begin to make choices about how to stay present, be mindful and cultivating awareness. By doing so, then nurturing wellbeing and kindness one day at a time. It just requires a commitment to be present, patient and kind, by not letting your mind wonder away, by making that commitment to yourself to be present and foster awareness.
To make your own wellbeing a priority.
During this 4 week course, we will explore how anyone can begin this journey to happiness and the practices that can support anyone on this path.
4 consecutive Tuesday evenings, 7pm – 9pm
15th March 2016
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). You are welcome to ask for a receipt for your dana which is tax deductible.
Giles Barton is a regular teacher at the Buddhist Library, a former Director of Wat Buddha Dhamma at Wiseman’s Ferry and a current Director of Santi Forest Nuns Monastery (Bundanoon). He has taught meditation to both young people with and without mental health problems and adults including staff of mental health services, staff of sexual assault services, for private and state schools and non governmenmt organisations. In addition to facilitating a number of retreats for young people, he has presented at the 2000 Australian Suicide prevention conference on a Buddhist approach to suicide prevention and contributed a chapter to the book ‘Spirited Practices’, based on people’s use of spirituality in the helping professions. Professionally Giles was one of the early tertiary trained nurse graduates who went on to specialise in Adolescent Psychiatry. He continues to work in the field of Infant, Child and Adolescent Mental Health as a Clinical Manager for local health services. Giles has a Postgraduate Diploma in child and adolescent development and a Masters in Behavioural Science (Distinction) for research into adolescent spirituality.