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Activity Schedule 2012

Click on the PDF file below to download an overview of what's happening this year. Please contact us on news@lotusbudsangha.org for more details closer to event date. Or subscribe to our mailing list for news and announcements.

Activity Schedule 2012 in PDF (click to download file)

Mindfulness Meditation Class

Every wednesday night of the week we welcome all to come join us for a dharma talk followed by guided meditation practice at the Buddhist Library. The dharma talk will be presented by one of our senior Dharma Teachers. No experience in meditation or budhist philosophies are required for these open classes. Whether you are brand new to meditation or are familiar but require further guidance, or you are firm in the practice and would like to come support the mindfulness energy, this group accepts all that. So drop all your worries and unhappiness to come join us for a night of wisdom and nourishment.

WHERE
Buddhist Library
90 Church Street, Camperdown, NSW.

WHEN
7:30pm - 9:30pm

For more details please do not hesitate to email us news@lotusbudsangha.org.


Mindfulness Days - monthly

Once a month we offer a day of mindful practice and contemplation. The day normally consists of chanting in both Vietnamese and English. Followed by silent sitting meditation, outdoor walking meditation (if weather permits), and dana lunch, so please bring a plate to share. After our physical body's are nourished it is time to nourish our bodhi-heart by listening to a dharma talk from our teacher Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh on casette or video tape. Small group for dharma discussion and sharings follow. Our aim for the day, in whatever position or activity, is to strengthen the energy of mindfulness, whether talking to our friends, taking our plate for meals or washing up, this energy enables us to develop wisdom, compassion and peace and that these qualities permeate our daily activities at home, at work, or in difficulty relationships and situations. Mindful Living is non-sectarian and non-religious which means that anyone of any faith can benefit from it.

For more details please do not hesitate to email us news@lotusbudsangha.org.


Mindfulness Trainings Recitation Days - second monthly

As well as integrating meditation and Mindful Living in our days, our dedicated members take on further commitments and vows by upholding the 5 Mindfulness Trainings and/or the 14 Mindfulness Trainings (see Mindfulness Trainings, and Order of Interbeing for more information). These Trainings help purify our hearts and minds from tendencies of greed, hatred, delusion, and all unwholesome states of mind. Every second month at our Centre we gather for the recitation of these Trainings in order to carry out its benefit of peace, happiness and wisdom into our home, work and society.

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Retreats - year round

Throughout the year we hold 3 retreats in various camping locations conducive to practice. Our focus is more orientated to practicing mindfulness in our ordinary everyday life together with family and friends on the same spiritual path. Our long term members can offer the wisdom gained from their own practice and encourage new comers to discover the deep calm and clarity of mindfulness practice through their own experience. These retreats will be held during 3 long weekends namely, Easter (April), Queen's Birthday (June), and Labour Day (October).

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