Dharma Bites – The Power of Selfless Love (27th March)
- Location : Buddhist Library
- Start Date and Time : 27/02/2019 12:30 pm
- Finish Date and Time : 27/03/2019 12:30 pm
- Event Speaker : Ana Brandao
- Enquiries or Contact : 0295196054
- Organising Entity : Buddhist Library
Dharma Bites: Sharing of Insights
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.
Wednesday 12:30pm – 1:30pm
27th March: Cultivating Metta* – The Power of Selfless Love Part
About the facilitator:
Ana has participated in several 10 to 28-day intensive meditation retreats in both Theravada and Tibetan traditions since 2004. She started teaching meditation in 2008 and now teaches both mindfulness and loving-kindness meditation to seniors, the elderly and the general public.
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).