Looking Back – Looking Forward: Calm and Insight in the Buddhist Tradition
- Location : Buddhist Library
- Start Date and Time : 09/03/2018 07:00 pm
- Finish Date and Time : 09/03/2018 08:30 pm
- Event Speaker : Grahame White
- Enquiries or Contact : email@example.com 02 9519 6054
- Organising Entity : Buddhist Library
This talk will bring us back to look at the great Vipassana traditions and teachers can provide us with inspiration and confidence as we go forward in our own practice. There are many Vipassana traditions. The two most commonly known (Goenka & Mahasi) were discussed previously. In this talk a couple of other traditions will be explored such as the Mogok Tradition. Perhaps the most popular of all in Burma.
This talk will be a continuation of a talk given in November 2018. There will be recap of previous session for first timer. This talk is suitable for both beginners and those with meditation experience.
Dates: Friday 9th March
Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm
with Grahame White
Grahame 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.
Venue: Buddhist Library, 90-92 Church St Camperdown (Syd) 2050
* There is no cost for these courses at the Buddhist Library but donations are welcome.
For inquiries and to register phone: (02) 95196054 or visit http://buddhistlibrary.org.au
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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