• May all sentient beings have happy minds!

Event Types: Workshops/Courses

Buddha Nature (27th Nov)

‘Buddha Nature’ is the English translation of a profound Mahayana Buddhist principle, ‘Tathagatharbha’,  which is found in various Mahayana Sutras, including the Avatamsaka, and which became very influential in East Asian Buddhism. ‘Buddha Nature’ refers to the innate capacity in sentient beings for enlightenment. This talk will consider the origins of the Buddha Nature teachings and…

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Everyday Ecstasy, Ordinary Bliss (9th Nov)

Blissing out on meditation sounds great, but we can't all escape our busy schedules to become hermits on a mountain top. Yet, even our ordinary life brings us opportunities to experience enormous spiritual happiness every day. Join Venerable Akaliko for a guided meditation and learn about the practices we can cultivate in daily life to…

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Meditation in the Buddha’s Words (26th Oct)

The Buddha gave instructions to his disciples on meditation and mental cultivation. In this talk, Venerable Vimalaramsi will discuss what the Buddha said about meditation in the early Buddhist suttas. In particular, there is a useful step found in the suttas that can be included in meditation practice that allows practitioners to develop deep insights and progress on…

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Insight Meditation Course Oct/Nov

This 6-weeks course introduces the practice of Buddhist Insight (vipassana) meditation 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 & walking meditations), with time for questions and feedback about individual meditation experience. Each…

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Dharma Bites – Sharing of Insights (26th October)

Dharma Bites is formerly known as Book Club - once a month event on the last Friday afternoon every month.   Dharma Bites: another way of approaching the Dharma This monthly gathering will replace the Book Club we had previously. Discussion will be based on the Buddha's teachings, but the format will have a new look.…

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Mindfulness Meditation Workshop (Aug/Sept)

Registration closed. Mindfulness Meditation Workshop This six-session workshop is an introduction to the Buddhist practice of mindfulness meditation. Each session includes presentation of topics relating to mindfulness and guided sessions for both sitting and walking meditation practices. The workshop is structured especially for beginners but can also be suitable for intermediate meditators to continue developing…

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Introduction to Buddhist Thoughts & Practices

In this four-week course we will be exploring some of the important teachings and meditation practices given to help us understand our own minds. Each night there will be a short course on the theory behind the meditation practice. This will be followed by a practice period, including Vipassana (Mindfulness) Meditation and Metta (Loving Kindness)…

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