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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“Journeying with the Buddhas” – our System of Practice and the Five Buddha Mandala
This is the theme for our Turning-of-the-Year Retreat. We will spend the days exploring Triratna’s System of Practice, namely integration, positive emotion, spiritual death, spiritual re-birth and spontaneous compassionate activity, and we will be accompanied on this journey by the Buddhas of the Mandala, Akshobhya, Ratnasambhava, Amitabha, Amoghasiddhi and Vairocana.
This is a wonderful opportunity to immerse your being in the richness of the Dharma and the symbolism of the Three Jewels, living in community with spiritual friends in the rural setting of the Adelaide Hills.
Start: Tuesday 27th December, the retreat starts with the evening meal around 6.30pm; you are welcome to arrive from 4pm
Finish: Tuesday 3rd January 3pm
Location: Glenbarr, Paris Creek Road, Strathalbyn
Contribution: $350 to cover costs of food and accommodation, dana according to means
Booking Essential: Contact Dharmamodini via Reply email or 0439 839 785
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‘The more loving one’
transforming self and world
Urban Retreat 19-26 November
This year’s local Adelaide urban retreat will continue themes we have been exploring in the Sutra of Golden Light and The Journey and the Guide.
What does it really mean to let go of self and become the more loving one, and how can we do this?
Urban retreats help us take the stuff of daily living and put it to work to bring the Dharma more and more deeply into our lives, transforming self and world.
Join us this springtime for a week of inspiration and spiritual friendship, to invigorate your energies and enliven your being.
The retreat starts and ends with a day workshop, 10am-3pm, on Saturdays, 19th and 26th November, at 96 Halifax St in the city. To participate in this retreat, you need to attend both these days. Book your place on this retreat via Reply email or phone Dharmamodini 0439 839 785.
Dana Contribution $50, or whatever you feel you can give in support of the sangha.
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Transforming Self and World
through the Month of October
The month of October is when we celebrate Dr Ambedkar, one of the greatest modern Buddhist thinkers and social activists. Outside of certain circles, little is known about this remarkable man, and yet he was the catalyst for transforming millions of lives in India, from degradation, slavery and injustice, to dignity, hope and freedom.
Tuesday 4th October we will continue our journey into the Sutra of Golden Light, learning more about how we can transform ourselves in the light of the Buddha’s teaching. The following week, 11th October, we will hear about Dr. Ambedkar who did just that, and then inspired literally hundreds of thousands of people to do the same. His inspiration lives on to this day. The photo is a gathering of over a million people, fifty years on from the man’s death, at the place in India where Dr. Ambedkar declared his allegiance to the Buddha and his teachings.
Sunday 9th October you are invited to a Spring Perma Lunch, from 12 noon through the afternoon. This is at Marion’s house and lunch will be made from the garden, so if you have food growing in your garden, bring it along and we will create a feast to nourish our precious beings. We will also exchange seeds and cuttings, so come and celebrate planet earth and her bounty and the beautiful works of art humans can make of it, when we put our hearts and minds together. Please rsvp to Marion 83528601.
Jo has invited us to share together in a night at the theatre, either Thursday or Friday 13/14th October, in support of community projects in SE Asia, South Africa and the Philippines. Please contact her direct about this 0405515530….and Ann has brought to our attention the gathering on the steps of Parliament House, Action against Nuclear Dumps, at 11am on Saturday 15th October.
All this calls for a rallying puja at full moon, when we will rejoice in the Three Jewels on Tuesday 18th October, with the Suvarnabhasottama Puja, from the beautiful verses of the Sutra of Golden Light no less!
Looking forward to sharing in sangha with you all and everyone is welcome.
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