• May all sentient beings have happy minds!

Whatever precious jewel there is in the heavenly worlds, there is nothing comparable to one who is Awakened.
-The Buddha

Eight of this, Four of that, Seven of this, Five of that: The Buddhas Path to Mental Wellness

  • Location : Buddhist Library
  • Start Date and Time : 06/04/2018 07:00 pm
  • Finish Date and Time : 04/05/2018 09:00 pm
  • Event Speaker : Grahame White
  • Enquiries or Contact : info@buddhistlibrary.org.au. 02 9519 6054
  • Organising Entity : Buddhist Library

Description

A four-week course for participants who have previously completed Grahame White, Jim Teoh, Patricia Austin and Dr Chien Hoong Gooi Meditation courses at the Buddhist Library and those who have attended Vipassana retreat previously.

In our everyday life we often find that there is mental agitation, upheaval and conflict. To come out of this, the Buddha advised that we try our best to walk the path that he discovered under the bodhi tree. He offered advice and encouragement for us to achieve our goal of mental wellness. In this course each night will be devoted to a brief exploration of one of the factors of many useful practices given by the Buddha. We will discuss in meditative terms;

· The four foundations of mindfulness,
· The noble eight-fold path,
· The five powers and,
· The seven factors of enlightenment

The night will begin with a half hour sitting practice period, followed by a talk. After a five minute break at 8pm, there will be an interview session, another sitting and a Q&A session.

Dates: Friday 6th, 13th, 27th April & 4th May 

Time: 7:00pm – 9pm

 

with Grahame White

Grahame has been involved in Buddhist meditation practice for over 40 years. He began his study in England in 1969 before being ordained as a Buddhist monk for one year in BodhGaya, India in 1971. He took a primary role in the establishment of Vipassana meditation in the tradition of Mahasi Sayadaw in Australia and co-founded the Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Center. He currently leads introductory and day-long courses in Sydney and Wollongong, and also regularly teaches longer intensive retreats in the United States. Grahame has also helped pioneer a workshop format of teaching that enhances the transfer of mindfulness from the formal sitting practice into daily life. He teaches a classical tradition of insight meditation with a relaxed, accessible style.

Venue: Buddhist Library, 90-92 Church St Camperdown (Syd) 2050

* There is no cost for these courses at the Buddhist Library but donations are welcome.

For inquiries and to register phone: (02) 95196054 or visit http://buddhistlibrary.org.au

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).

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