We are what we think.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts we make the world.
These words of the Buddha Shakyamuni express the heart of his experience of Awakening when he came to see the truth of how things really are.
Join us this Easter time in the beautiful setting of the Adelaide Hills to explore the heart of the Buddha’s teachings, communicated to us through the Dhammapada, the Way of Truth. Through talks, meditation, reflection, discussion and periods of silence, learn more about how we ‘make our world’ and how we too, like the Buddha, can cultivate mental and emotional states that colour our world differently, living in harmony with reality.
starting 6pm Wednesday 12th April
finishing 3pm Monday 17th April
at Glenbarr, Strathalbyn
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22nd March – 10th May (no session 12th April due to Easter)
Wednesday evenings, 7pm – 9.15pm
7 week course
96 Halifax St, Adelaide
Give yourself the gift of learning to meditate and cultivating awareness, bringing inner calm to your daily living. Even if you know how to meditate, this seven week course can renew and strengthen your practice.
Meditation is a means of transforming the mind. Buddhist meditation practices are techniques that encourage and develop concentration, clarity, emotional positivity and a calm seeing of the true nature of things.By engaging with a particular meditation practice you learn the patterns and habits of your mind, and the practice offers a means to cultivate new, more positive ways of being.
We teach two meditation practices originally taught by the historical Buddha, the Mindfulness of Breathing and Loving Kindness. Join us this Autumn and give yourself and others the gift of calmer, more positive states of being.
7 week course $100/$70
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The Alchemy of Love: entering the realms of the brahma viharas
This is our new theme for Sangha Nights, commencing next Tuesday 21st February. The four brahma viharas, or sublime abodes, are metta, karuna, mudita and upeksa, that is, loving kindness, compassion, sympathetic joy and equanimity. We are going to follow the threads of discussion and exploration that have been taking shape through the past weeks and encourage ourselves to go deeper with this revolutionary approach to meditation and living our lives. Alchemy – turning base metal into gold; this can be us, opening to the inner depths of our being, giving rise to beauty and kindness in the face of suffering and joy alike.
See you there on Tuesday evenings, 6.45pm at 96 Halifax St in the city; all welcome.
Please Note: a drop-in meditation class is available every week at the same place and time, 6.45pm, for those interested to learn about meditation or refresh their practice. There is no cost for these sessions, simply a contribution according to means, the Buddhist practice of dana or generosity.
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Tuesday 14th February
6.45pm at 96 Halifax St
This is an annual festival in the Buddhist calendar, when we commemorate the historical Buddha’s death. We give thanks for the gift of the Three Jewels and reflect on our own journeying with the Dharma and spiritual death and rebirth.
We also reflect on the certainty of our own death and bring to mind other sentient beings who have shared with us the preciousness of this life and have died in the past twelve months. Bring a photo or symbol you can offer to the shrine in honour of those passed from this life.
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Come and be gently led through a mindfulness and a cultivation of loving-kindness practice by ordained members of Adelaide’s Triratna Buddhist Community. No experience is necessary.
Mindfulness is a mental state cultivated by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations. It has been a main focus of Buddhist practice for 2,500 years and has recently been more widely adopted as a technique for reducing stress and anxiety and improving focus and clarity of mind.
In the loving-kindness practice we are working with our emotions, learning to enter more fully into positive and enjoyable mental states as well as cultivating a more kindly attitude towards others, which in turn enables us to live more harmoniously with those around us.
There is no fee for these one hour events, but donations are welcome.
Anthroposophical Society, 96 Halifax Street, Adelaide 5000
22 Feb 6pm, 25 Feb 11am, 2 Mar 6pm, 5 Mar 11am
8 Mar 6pm, 11 Mar 11am, 16 Mar 6pm, 19 Mar 11am
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