• May all sentient beings have happy minds!

Whatever precious jewel there is in the heavenly worlds, there is nothing comparable to one who is Awakened.
-The Buddha

(Monthly) Vipassana Meditation Sessions – Keeping Up Your Practice

  • Location : Buddhist Library and Meditation Centre
  • Start Date and Time : 03/03/2017 07:00 pm
  • Finish Date and Time : 01/12/2017 09:00 pm
  • Event Speaker : Grahame White
  • Enquiries or Contact : info@buddhistlibrary.org.au 02 9519 6054
  • Organising Entity : Buddhist Library and Meditation Centre

Description

Keeping Up Your Practice

with Grahame White

When we first come to meditation practice we find there is a lot of commitment, interest and enthusiasm to our practice. After sometime though, LIFE gets in the way and our effort can wane or even stop all together.

The Buddha of course knew this which is why he advised us that a good way to KEEP UP YOUR PRACTICE was to come together while doing our practice as a Dhamma community.

The purpose of these monthly get together is to provide an environment for practice, discussion and meditation check in to encourage continuity of practice in our busy lives.

On each evening there will be an instruction period followed by a 45 min walking and sitting practice period. This will be followed by a short talk on a topic related to meditation practice. A group or individual meditation check in will end the night.

Overview

1) Students will be encouraged to set up for themselves a daily practice.

2) Record their experience.

3) Bring any questions on practice to our monthly sittings.

4) Have fun along the way.

 

This practice is open only to those who have previously completed at least one introductory mindfulness or insight meditation course with Grahame White, Jim Teoh, Patricia Austin or Dr Chien Hoong Gooi or meditators who have attended previous Blue Mountains meditation retreats.

 

Friday, 7pm-9pm on the following dates:

3rd March 2017

7th April

5th May

2nd June 

14th July

11th Aug

1st Sept

6th Oct

3rd Nov

1st Dec

 

 

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).

 

Teacher’s Profile:
         

Grahame White has been involved in Buddhist meditation practice for over 40 years. He began his study in England in 1969 before being ordained as a Buddhist monk for one year in BodhGaya, India in 1971. He took a primary role in the establishment of Vipassana meditation in the tradition of Mahasi Sayadaw in Australia and co-founded the Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Center. He currently leads introductory and day-long courses in Sydney and Wollongong, and also regularly teaches longer intensive retreats in the United States. Grahame has also helped pioneer a workshop format of teaching that enhances the transfer of mindfulness from the formal sitting practice into daily life. He teaches a classical tradition of insight meditation with a relaxed, accessible style.

 

Registration

This practice is open only to those who have previously completed at least one introductory mindfulness or insight meditation course with Grahame White, Jim Teoh, Patricia Austin or Dr Chien Hoong Gooi or meditators who have attended previous Blue Mountains meditation retreats.
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