Step by Step – An Introduction to Vipassana Meditation
- Location : Buddhist Library
- Start Date and Time : 09/04/2019 07:00 pm
- Finish Date and Time : 14/05/2019 08:30 pm
- Event Speaker : Grahame White
- Enquiries or Contact : Phone (02) 9519 6054 or mail at email@example.com
- Organising Entity : Buddhist Library
In this four-week course we will be taking a step by step approach to meditation. Starting with the basic theory behind the practice, the benefits of practice and what we can expect from our practice. Each week, instruction will be given so our practice can grow, step by step. You will learn sitting meditation, walking meditation and how-to bring meditation into your daily life to help with everyday stresses.
Loving Kindness Meditation (Metta) will also be included in this course.
This course will be suitable for both beginners and those with meditation experience.
Tuesday Evenings 4 weeks class – please note this course is split into two blocks:
Block 1: April 9th & 16th
Block 2: May 7th & 14th
Venue: Buddhist Library, 90-92 Church St Camperdown (Syd), 2050
About the teacher:
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.
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).