News and Events for April 2015
◘ Meditations For a Clear Mind - Classes Around the Coast
◘ Understanding Karma - Why Me? - Daytime Classes
◘ Other Classes - At the Centre
◘ Open Day - Everybody Welcome!
◘ 2 Special Purification Retreats - In Wamberal
◘ Autumn Working Bee - w/ Veggie Sausage Sizzle
◘ Gen Kelsang Rabten - Talks in Newcastle & Sydney
◘ Australian Dharma Celebration - Spiritual Break in Melbourne
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Meditations For a Clear Mind - Classes Around the Coast
Classes Throughout the Coast • Mar 30th - Apr 30th • $10/8 Conc
On this course, learn simple meditations that help to experience mental clarity and inner stillness. Together they allow us to access our mind's natural state of peace, through which we can discover our potential for lasting happiness.
These classes will be taught by Kelsang Dawa, a western Buddhist monk.
Woy Woy • Mondays • CWA Hall, The Boulevard** • 7-8.30pm ** New venue!
Charmhaven • Tuesdays • Lakespa Wellness Centre • 7-8.30pm
Bateau Bay • Wednesdays • Bateau Bay Hall • 7-8.30pm
Wamberal • Thursdays • Khedrubje Centre • 7-8.30pm
Understanding Karma - Why Me? - Daytime Classes
**New Daytime Classes** in Umina & The Entrance • Mar 30th - Apr 29th • $8/6 Conc
In his teachings on karma, the law of cause and effect, Buddha revealed the reasons why we each have a unique set of experiences. If we live in accordance with karma, we can easily create happiness and purify our problems. Learn how to on this course.
Umina • Mondays • Umina Beach Yoga, 305 Trafalgar Av • 11.30am-12.30pm
Wamberal • Tuesdays • Khedrubje Centre, Wamberal • 11am-12pm
The Entrance • Wednesdays • InMind Health, 3/120 The Entrance Rd • 11am-12pm
Other Classes @ The Centre
Learn to Meditate • Tuesdays • 7-8.30pm w/ Cat Good
An ongoing class perfect for both beginners and those wishing to deepen their practice.
Guide for Daily Living • Wednesdays • 7-8.30pm w/ Jeni Andrews
A new class studying the classic Buddhist poem Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life.
Transform Your Life • Sundays • 12-1.30pm w/ Kelsang Dawa
Teachings for positive living - characterised throughout by optimism and clarity.
Foundation Program • Sundays • 3-6pm w/ Kelsang Dawa
A program for those wishing for regular in-depth study. Requires enrolment.
Open Day - Everybody Welcome!
165 Willoughby Rd, Wamberal • Sat Apr 18th • 10am-3pm
Everybody is welcome to our 2015 Open Day at Khedrubje Centre. Enjoy guided meditations for both kids and adults, mantra and mandala workshops, ritual Buddhist art, q&a sessions, yummy vegetarian food, a gift and bookshop, live music and heaps of activities for children such as face painting and much more.
Bring your family and friends to this fantastic community event in a fun and relaxed environment. Free to attend.
For more information click here. For pictures from our last Open Day, click here.
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2 Special Retreats - In Wamberal
Purification Retreat • Fri Apr 3rd - Mon Apr 6th • 7.30am-5.30pm
We all carry a burden of negativity from the past. This causes us to feel unhappy, heavy-minded, and prevents us from meditating effectively. On this retreat, through special prayers, mantra recitation and meditation practices, learn how you can purify the past and make way for a more positive future.
For more info click here. Join the event on Facebook here.
Fasting & Prostration Retreat • Mon Apr 13th - Tue Apr 14th • 6.30am-5.30pm
A powerful retreat for developing compassion. These two days involve taking early morning precepts for a period of 24 hours, fasting and physical prostration. For more info click here. Join the event on Facebook here.
Autumn Working Bee - w/ Veggie Sausage Sizzle
Khedrubje Centre, Wamberal • Sat Apr 18th • 8am-12pm
To prepare for our Open Day, we are holding a Working Bee at the Centre. We start with a veggie sausage sizzle at 8am. Then, everybody is welcome to get stuck in as we beautify the Centre grounds and tidy the outside of the building. There are also lots of light duties around the Centre and in the meditation room. Whatever your ability, if you have a wish to help, we have a job for you! Everybody is welcome - bring the family!
We would especially appreciate the help of budding gardeners and anyone who is handy with a power tool! If you can lend a hand, please call us on: 4385 2609 or email us at email@example.com. Click here for more info.
Gen Kelsang Rabten - Talks in Sydney & Newcastle
Mahasiddha Kadampa Meditation Centre, Surry Hills • Sun Apr 19th • 10am-5pm
Everybody wants to be happy and at peace with themselves and others. Kadampa Buddhism teaches special techniques to turn every activity and interaction with others into a source of peace and happiness. In this way our whole life becomes a meditation, a spiritual journey. On this day course, Gen Rabten will share these special ways of thinking and being. For more info click here. Join the event on Facebook here.
Newcastle City Hall • Wed Apr 22nd • 6.15-9pm
Buddha’s teachings give us the confidence to change and meditation gives us the method to do so. In his talk, Gen Rabten will describe and guide simple yet effective meditations for change. For more info click here. Join the event on Facebook here.
Australian Dharma Celebration - Spiritual Break in Melbourne
Kadampa Temple for World Peace • Melbourne • Fri Apr 24 - Sun Apr 26Spend Anzac Weekend receiving blessings and spiritual guidance. The 2015 Dharma Celebration, held at Kadampa Meditation Centre Australia in the beautiful Dandenong Ranges, will attract people from classes and Centres throughout Australia and beyond.
During this special event, National Spiritual Director Gen Kelsang Rabten will grant the empowerment of Dorje Shugden - a healing blessing ceremony. Gen Rabten will then give teachings on how we can transform our adversities by developing a special wisdom that enables us to remain calm and content no matter what challenges we have to experience in life. For more information or to book click here. Everybody is welcome.
Dates for the Diary
Big Brunch - May 3rd • Khedrubje Centre, Wamberal
Weekend Meditation Retreat - May 22nd-24th • Wiseman's Ferry
International Spring Festival • May 22nd - 27th • Manjushri Centre, UK
International Summer Festival • July 24th - August 8th • Manjushri Centre, UK
International Fall Festival • October 2nd - 8th • KMC France
Khedrubje Kadampa Buddhist Centre
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Khedrubje Kadampa Buddhist Centre
165 Willoughby Road
Wamberal, New South Wales 2260