• 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

Nourishment, Transformation and Healing Workshop

  • Location : Buddhist Library
  • Start Date and Time : 14/06/2016 07:00 pm
  • Finish Date and Time : 21/06/2016 09:00 pm
  • Event Speaker : John Barclay
  • Enquiries or Contact : info@buddhistlibrary.org.au 02 9519 6054
  • Organising Entity : Buddhist Library
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In the meditation process our internal blocks such as fear, anger, despair and resentment are transformed. At the same time a mindfulness practitioner knows how to cultivate feelings of joy in their every day life. As a result;

  • Our relationships with nature and humans become easier.
  • Freedom and joy penetrate our being – we are fresher and more alive in our daily existence.
  • As we become freer and happier, we cease to behave in ways that make ourselves and others suffer.
  • We are able to bring about change within us and around us.

A meditation practitioner is like a lotus flower in the process of blooming.

In this two week course we will explore the “5 Principles for the Practice of Mindfulness” through some talks, meditations and activities. There will be fun!

John Barclay is a lay Dharma teacher in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh.


John Barclay

John Barclay is a lay teacher in the tradition of Vietnamese monk Thich Nhat Hanh. He leads the Wednesday evening Lotus Buds group, which is associated with a number of lay Thich Nhat Hanh sanghas in the wider Sydney region and with the “Entering the Stream” Monastery in Beaufort, Victoria. John began practicing with Lotus Buds in 1995. He received the Lamp Transmission from Thich Nhat Hanh in 2004. He is married and has four children.


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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