Dharma Bites – Sharing of Insights (26th October)
- Location : Buddhist Library
- Start Date and Time : 26/10/2018 12:30 pm
- Finish Date and Time : 26/10/2018 01:30 pm
- Event Speaker : K.K. Lim
- Enquiries or Contact : 0295196054
- Organising Entity : Buddhist Library
Dharma Bites is formerly known as Book Club – once a month event on the last Friday afternoon every month.
Dharma Bites: another way of approaching the Dharma
This monthly gathering will replace the Book Club we had previously.
Discussion will be based on the Buddha’s teachings, but the format will have a new look.
The facilitators will have a more flexible choice of formats to base their themes – either a you-tube episode, an audio selection or a physical object; an article etc.
There will be no required reading and participants will be invited to share their thoughts and experiences through a facilitated discussion. This is aimed at allowing the group to look at the Dharma and how it can be applied to their daily practice.
We hope this new format opens up new ideas and sharing of insights into the Dharma with each person taking away little bites of the Dharma.
At times the facilitator may continue to the next meeting to give a greater in-depth discussion.
Friday 12:30pm – 1:30pm
26th October: “Skillful practices for oneself”
In the previous Dharma Bites, we explored beginning the search for our spiritual paths. It is knowing the prevalence of continuing discontent and our hope of overcoming such suffering that we can better understand the way forward.
In this Dharma Bite, attendees will explore the teachings to establish ethical parameters for daily living.The Noble Eight-fold Path provides a tripod view of Wisdom, Ethical Practice and Insightful Contemplation.
This session will focus on Skillful Practice to help in deeper understanding of issues like dissatisfaction, kindness, compassion and impermanence. In order to assist in our journey towards cessation of the endless cycle of discontent afflicting our lives.
About the facilitator:
KK Lim is a Buddhist practitioner focused on learning more and working on Engaged Buddhism. He is involved in various initiatives to alleviate the suffering in disadvantaged communities both in Australia and overseas.
Prior to dedicating his work to social work-related activities, he worked in several countries as a senior banker before he decided to leave the profession. He started business in corporate training to assist companies improve internal staff communication and appropriate leadership coaching skills.
KK is current President of the Association of Engaged Buddhists.
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).