April Newsletter
News and Events for April 2014

Meditations for a Clear Mind - Evening Drop-In Classes
Australian Dharma Celebration - with Gen Kelsang Rabten
The Preciousness of Tantra - Special Course
Tuesdays @ the Centre
 Overcoming Stress & Anxiety - Morning Course
◘ Market Stall @ Wellness Community Festival
Fasting & Purification Retreat @ The Centre
Transform Your Life - New Book Begins for Sunday Class

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Meditations for a Clear Mind - Evening Drop-In Classes
Kariong • Woy Woy • Charmhaven • Bateau Bay • Wamberal

"Happiness and suffering are states of mind,
and so their main causes cannot be found outside the mind."

On this course we will learn three simple meditations that will help us to experience mental clarity and inner peace. Together they lead us on a voyage of exploration of our mind through which we can discover our potential for lasting peace and happiness.

These classes are suitable for everyone from complete beginners to those with many years experience. Everyone is welcome. For more information click here.


Australian Dharma Celebration - w/ Gen Kelsang Rabten
Kadampa Temple for World Peace • Melbourne • Fri Apr 18 - Mon Apr 21
Enjoy your Easter Break receiving blessings and spiritual guidance! The 2014 Dharma Celebration, to be held at Kadampa Meditation Centre Australia in the beautiful Dandenong Ranges, will attract people from classes and Centres throughout Australia.

During this special event, National Spiritual Director Gen Kelsang Rabten will grant the empowerment of Je Tsongkhapa - a healing blessing ceremony. Gen Rabten will then give teachings on how we can start to let go of our self-limiting views and learn to identify with our pure potential.

For more information or to book click here.


The Preciousness of Tantra - Special Course
Khedrubje Centre, Wamberal • Sun Apr 13th  10.30am-1.30pm 

"There is no creator other than mind."

Buddha taught that our mind is the creator of our experiences. A pure mind perceives a pure world. On this special course, we will learn how the practice of tantra is the key to applying this understanding in our daily life.

This special course will be taught by western Buddhist monk Kelsang Dawa.

For more information or to book click here. Join the event on Facebook and share it with your friends!


Tuesdays @ The Centre

Kids & Coffee 9.15-10.15am
Carers with babies or preschoolers are invited to breathe, relax and let go with Jeni Andrews, a mother of two. The hour-long session is followed by tea and coffee.

Inner Peace 11am-12pm
Hear food for thought and learn different techniques of keeping a calm, loving and positive attitude towards the stressful situations that life brings. With Jeni Andrews.

Just Meditation 7-8pm
Deepen your meditative experience and improve your concentration. The hour includes meditation and practical advice from Australian Buddhist monk Kelsang Thubchen.


Overcoming Stress & Anxiety - Morning Course
Khedrubje Centre, Wamberal • Sat Apr 26th • 9am-12pm

"Always rely upon a happy mind alone."

On this morning course we will learn practical advice on how to overcome stress and anxiety. Learning to recognise, reduce and let go of these painful minds, we can find simple solutions to our daily problems and increase our inner peace.  

The course will be taught by western Buddhist monk Kelsang Dawa.

For more information or to book click here. Join the event on Facebook and share it with your friends!


Market Stall @ Wellness Community Festival
Memorial Park, The Entrance • Sat April 12 • 10am-5.30pm

This month, we will be holding a market stall at the upcoming 'Release, Relax and Revitalise' Wellness Community Festival at the Entrance.

The event will include a plethora of holistic health and wellbeing specialists, eco-friendly products and handcrafted gifts, speakers, workshops, music performances and much, much more.

Khedrubje Centre will start the event at 10am with a mantra recitation at the main stage. You can then find us at our stall (where we may even be serving curry!) throughout the day. Join the event on Facebook!


Fasting & Purification Retreat @ The Centre
Khedrubje Centre, Wamberal • Weds Apr 16 - Thur Apr 17 • 6.30am-4pm (4 sessions)

Nyungne is a fasting and purification retreat which is performed in conjunction with the meditation practice of thousand-armed Avalokiteshvara, the Buddha of Compassion.

This retreat is very powerful for purifying negative karma of body, speech and mind and for pacifying strong delusions such as desirous attachment and hatred. It is also a special method for receiving the blessings of Buddha and improving our experience of love, compassion and Bodhichitta (the wish to attain enlightenment or permanent inner peace for the benefit of all).

Everybody is welcome. For more info and the timetable click here. Free to attend.


Transform Your Life - New Book Begins for Sunday Class
 Khedrubje Centre, Wamberal • Starts April 27 • 12pm-1.30pm

After the Easter break our Sunday 'General Program' class begins a new text - Transform Your Life.

This book contains many simple methods to transform the mind and a wealth of advice for daily meditation practice. Studying it, we will examine and meditate on topics such as the real meaning of human life, how to find the source of happiness, various methods for solving our daily problems and how to accomplish our ultimate goal.

These classes are drop-in and guided by Kelsang Dawa, a western Buddhist monk. Dawa explains Buddhism in a gentle and clear manner which is easily understood. 

Dates for the Diary
Upcoming events 

Learn to Meditate • May 31st • Khedrubje Centre • 9am-12pm

International Spring Festival • May 23rd - 28th • Manjushri Centre, UK
International Summer Festival • July 25th - August 9th • Manjushri Centre, UK
International Fall Festival • October 10th - 16th • KMC New York, USA
Asian Festival • December 10th - 17th • Hong Kong

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Khedrubje Kadampa Buddhist Centre
165 Willoughby Road
Wamberal, New South Wales 2260