Simple Approach to Mindfulness Meditation Course (IN PERSON)

23 April 2024 - 7 May 2024
  • Day:Tuesday
  • Time:7.00PM - 8.30PM AEST
  • No of Sessions:1
  • Duration:1 hour 30 minutes
  • Organising Entity:Buddhist Library
  • Event Speaker:Jim Teoh
  • Enquiries:info@buddhistlibrary.org.au or (02) 9519 6054
  • Location:Buddhist Library
  • Attendance Mode:In Person Only Event
  • Contribution:By donation
  • This 6-week course introduces the practice of Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation, also known as Vipassana Meditation, which is based on the teachings of the Buddha contained within the Discourse on the Establishment of Mindfulness (Satipatthana Sutta). The course integrates both theoretical and experiential aspects of the practice (sitting meditation and walking meditation). There will also be time for questions and feedback about individual participants’ meditation experience. Each session builds on the material from previous sessions.

    The course is led by Buddhist teacher Jim Teoh, who draws from the Satipatthana Sutta and his almost 40 years of personal meditation experience. It is suitable for beginners and practitioners of all levels.

    Those who have previously completed this course with Jim Teoh can drop in for individual sessions to support their meditation practice. New participants are required to attend all 6 sessions.

    This course will be held in person at the Library only. Please register so we know the numbers attending the Library.

     

    Teacher profile

    Jim Teoh has been a Buddhist teacher for more than 40 years and was one of the initiators of the earliest structured Buddhist programs presented at the Buddhist Library. He has taught numerous Buddhist courses in various organisations, such as the Buddhist Council of NSW, Buddhist Library, Indonesian Buddhist Society of NSW and Bodhikusuma Buddhist and Meditation Centre. Jim is a regular speaker and meditation workshop facilitator at University Buddhist organisations. He is also trained as a Hospital Buddhist Chaplain.

     

    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 dana you give is shared equally with the teacher and the Buddhist Library. This helps to maintain the Library and supports the teacher so that they may offer more teachings on the Dhamma in the future. It is up to each person to determine the amount of dana they’d like to offer. We understand that this is a difficult time financially for many, and people will give what they can. An appropriate dana can’t be prescribed but requires sensitivity to its intent and to the individual’s own situation, as well as awareness of the cost of organising events and supporting teachers who spread the Dhamma.