• May all sentient beings have happy minds!

Event Types: Workshops/Courses

Workshop: Using Mindfulness and Meditation to Calm the Traumatised Mind (24th June)

Due to popular demand, we are offering this workshop again in June. Please book in as the places is limited to 15 people only.   Safe and Sound: Using Mindfulness and Meditation to Calm the Traumatised Mind The Buddha taught that our suffering comes from within the Mind, as does our healing and peace. Others…

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How shall I live? – Patrick Kearney

"How shall I live?" This is the fundamental ethical question that we all face. In this talk we shall explore the Buddha's approach to ethics. He is concerned with how we should be rather than what we should do. The Buddha is not interested in transcendental beliefs, but the practical conditions that will allow us…

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Beyond Mindfulness: A workshop with Reverend Heng Sure

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…

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Advanced Beginner’s Meditation Course May 2017

This 4-weeks course led by Patricia Austin is designed for those who have done the Insight Meditation, Absolute Beginners Meditation or Mindfulness Meditation at the Buddhist Library this course will provide assistance to practice in a supportive environment with teaching, walking and sitting sessions. Registration essential as numbers are limited. To gain maximum benefit from…

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The Dharma of Faerie Tales with Bhante Pandit

Ground your meditation and enlightenment practice in the gripping motifs of these five stories... Faerie Tales are not just children's stories. They are not just morality tales and they are not aimlessly gruesome and bizarre by turn. Good Faerie tales follow clear story devices that become obvious when pointed out. These motifs present dharma to the psyche in the…

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The 16 Stages of Breathing Meditation (Anapanasati) Workshop

Ven. Vimokkha's teachings at   Buddhist Library were very well   received in November last year. This year we are so glad to have Ven.     re-visiting Sydney in April to offer a two week workshop to friends of the Buddhist Library. Tuesday, 11th & 18th April 7pm-9pm   In this workshop, Ven. will explain clearly on the…

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The Path to Wisdom – The Middle Way

“There is a middle way between the extremes of indulgence and self-denial, free from sorrow and suffering. This is the way to peace and liberation in this very life.”   Is it possible to remove ourselves from the world nor get lost in it? How does the Middle Way lead us to living a life…

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Buddhism in a Nutshell (25th March, 1-4pm Sat)

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.…

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Debunking Buddhist Detachment

The Buddha taught that attachment is the cause of suffering. Hence many Buddhists believe that to be free from suffering we should detach from our relationships and possessions. Is detachment the way of out of suffering as what the Buddha taught? What is detachment? In this talk, Rosie will share her understanding of detachment and…

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Strength Training for the Mind: Brahmavihara Practice

  The brahmaviharas are the Buddha’s primary heart teachings - the ones that connect most directly with our desire for true happiness. These unlimited qualities are goodwill, compassion, empathetic joy and equanimity. They can be developed from what we experience within the human heart. Why are these qualities essential as a strength training for the…

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