27 July 2021
3 August 2021
10 August 2021
17 August 2021
24 August 2021
31 August 2021
This six-part course is an introduction to the Buddhist practice of mindfulness and insight based meditation. Each session includes presentation of topics relating to mindfulness and guided sitting or walking meditation practices.
The course is structured especially for beginners although can also be suitable for intermediate meditators to continue developing their understanding and experience in this meditation practice. The amount of in-session practice time increases over the sessions in a gradual manner.
All registrants are asked to commit to attending all six sessions in person, as each session is an extension of the previous session. Anyone who wishes to attend the course (including those who have previously completed the same course) must register due to the capacity restrictions of the Buddhist Library hall.
Dr Chien Hoong Gooi is a Clinical Psychologist and the Director of the Psychology Clinic at UNSW where he provides supervision and training to postgraduate Clinical Psychology students. Chien Hoong is also a teacher of Buddhism and Buddhist meditation in the insight and mindfulness traditions. He previously served as the Buddhist Chaplain at the UNSW.
All Sessions are 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 helps to maintain the Library and allows it to offer more teachings on the Dhamma so that others may benefit 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.