Living with a Happy Mind (Online event)

7 September 2021
  • Day:Tuesday
  • Time:7.00PM - 8.30PM AEST
  • No of Sessions:1
  • Duration:90 minutes
  • Organising Entity:Buddhist Library
  • Event Speaker:Grahame White
  • Enquiries:info@buddhistlibrary.org.au or (02) 9519 6054
  • Location:Buddhist Library
  • Attendance Mode:Zoom Only Event
  • Contribution:By donation
  • Everyone wants happiness in their lives, it is said. Unfortunately, we find that we live a lot of the time with an unhappy mind. Why is this so? What is happiness anyway? Are we looking for happiness in the wrong direction? What can we do to change the dynamic so that we can live with a real and lasting happy mind?

    In this session we will explore these questions and more through the lens of Vipassana meditation, the Buddha’s practical approach of treading the Noble Eightfold path which he laid out from his own experience so that we also can live with a happy mind.

    The evening will be suitable for experienced meditators as well as those new to meditation. The night will include meditation periods and Q&A

     

    Teacher profile

    Grahame White 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

     

     

    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.