• 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

How to Move Forward in Practice – Dharma to fill 2018

  • Location : Buddhist Library
  • Start Date and Time : 20/02/2018 07:00 pm
  • Finish Date and Time : 20/02/2018 09:00 pm
  • Event Speaker : John Barclay
  • Enquiries or Contact : 0295196054 info@buddhistlibrary.org.au
  • Organising Entity : Buddhist Library

We sit and we breathe so we can feel calm and smile at what life throws up. Yet there are times when the cart of life still bumbles along feeling like the axle is broken. We will look to embrace dharma practices that can make permanent personal changes for the better. Our intention is to transform in 2018; or as the Dalai Lama would say “Same body, different person!”
We will focus on practices to rediscover our own beauty and loveliness and also identify some unskillful and unhelpful habits that we need to abandon.



Tuesday 20th Feb

7pm – 9pm



 About Teacher:

John Barclay

John Barclay is a lay teacher in the tradition of Vietnamese monk Thich Nhat Hanh. He leads the Wednesday evening Lotus Buds group, which is associated with a number of lay Thich Nhat Hanh sanghas in the wider Sydney region and with the “Entering the Stream” Monastery in Beaufort, Victoria. John began practicing with Lotus Buds in 1995. He received the Lamp Transmission from Thich Nhat Hanh in 2004. He is married and has four children.


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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