Daytime Absolute Beginner’s Meditation Course (March)
- Location : Buddhist Library Ltd
- Start Date and Time : 07/03/2019 10:00 am
- Finish Date and Time : 29/03/2019 12:00 pm
- Event Speaker : Patricia Austin
- Enquiries or Contact : 02 9519 6054 or email@example.com
- Organising Entity : Buddhist Library Ltd
This 4-week course led by Patricia Austin is designed for those with no previous training in meditation. In a relaxed and open setting, participants will be introduced to the principles and practice of Vipassana (insight) meditation through training in mindfulness, as taught by the Buddha. The course will include discussion, meditation exercises and feedback. Written handouts will be provided.
Registration essential as numbers are limited. To gain maximum benefit from the course participants are encouraged to attend all sessions.
4 consecutive Thursday morning, 10am – 12pm
Patricia Austin has been a Buddhist practitioner for over 20 years. Her meditation training is in the Burmese Theravada tradition. Buddhism is integral to her daily life. Patricia is a retired clinical psychologist who has previously worked in HIV/AIDS services and carried out research into the mental health of detained asylum seekers. For 19 years she worked at St. Vincent’s Hospital in palliative care providing psychological therapy to the bereaved. Patricia is married and lives in Sydney.
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).