Clearing Out the Mental Clutter (2nd April)
- Location : Buddhist Library
- Start Date and Time : 02/04/2019 07:00 pm
- Finish Date and Time : 02/04/2019 09:00 pm
- Event Speaker : Akaliko Bhikkhu
- Enquiries or Contact : Phone (02) 9519 6054 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Organising Entity : Buddhist Library
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De-cluttering your home is the latest big trend, but what caused you to accumulate so much useless stuff in the first place, and why is it so hard to let go? Our desire and attachment to material things will never really satisfy us; instead, we need to find happiness within our self. So, what mental clutter can we let go of, and what are the things that will truly ‘spark joy’?
Join Akaliko Bhikkhu for a guided mediation and learn how the Buddha’s teachings on living simply can bring contentment and peace to your life.
Tuesday 2nd April
7pm – 9pm
About the teacher
Akaliko Bhikkhu is an Australian monk in the Theravada forest tradition. Venerable Akaliko first encountered Buddhism as a teenager and spent over twenty years practising in different traditions before taking full ordination with Ajahn Brahm as his preceptor. Venerable Akaliko’s teaching brings the Buddha’s timeless wisdom to today’s problems, helping people find peace and happiness in their lives.
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).