We often feel that we don’t have enough space or time – for reflection, to get to know ourselves better, or to explore new directions. But what kind of space do we need, and where can we find it?
In this workshop led by Gawaine Powell Davies, we will draw on our experience and insights from the Dharma to explore the space in our lives at present and ways of finding the space we need to free ourselves up.
Gawaine Powell Davies has had an interest in Buddhism since reading Christmas Humphreys’ book Buddhism at the age of thirteen, and studying Eastern philosophy. It all makes much more sense to him since he learnt to meditate and became involved in the Insight Buddhist community. He has been a member of Bluegum Sangha for ten years, and is chairman of Sydney Insight Meditators and chairman of the Buddhist Council of NSW. In his other life he has recently retired as a primary health care researcher at the University of NSW, and is looking forward to being able to engage more fully in the Buddhist community.
All Sessions by Donation (Dana) to the Buddhist Library. All donations to the Buddhist Library of $2 and over are tax deductible.
Dana is the traditional practice of generosity, the extending of one’s goodwill, which is fundamental to Buddhism and other spiritual traditions. The instructions and guidance for this course are offered without requesting a 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.