News and Events for February 2015
◘ Meditations for Relaxation - Classes Recommence!
◘ Art of Acceptance - Morning Course In Wamberal
◘ Foundation Program Begins This Sunday - Trial For Free
◘ March Weekend Meditation Retreat - Carcoar, Central West
◘ Amitayus Retreat - Increase Long Life, Good Fortune & Wisdom
◘ Big Brunch - Vegetarian Smörgåsbord
◘ Meditation & Mindfulness - In Dubbo, Mudgee & Merriwa
◘ Liberating Wisdom - Blessing Empowerment in Sydney
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Meditations for Relaxation - Classes Recommence!
Classes Throughout the Coast • Feb 2nd - 26th • $10/8 Conc
Be guided through simple meditations that help to calm the mind, reduce stress, and give rise to an experience of inner peace and wellbeing. Enjoy a perfect introduction to the practice of meditation. These classes will be taught by Kelsang Dawa, a western Buddhist monk. Click here for more details.
Woy Woy • Mondays • CWA Hall, The Boulevard** • 7-8.30pm ** New venue!
Wamberal • Tuesdays • Khedrubje Centre • 11am-12pm (w/ Jeni Andrews)
Charmhaven • Tuesdays • Lakespa Wellness Centre • 7-8.30pm
Bateau Bay • Wednesdays • Bateau Bay Hall • 7-8.30pm
Wamberal • Thursdays • Khedrubje Centre • 7-8.30pm
Art of Acceptance - Morning Course In Wamberal
Khedrubje Centre, Wamberal • Saturday, February 14th • 9am-12.30pm • $25"Always keep a smiling face and a loving mind,
and speak truthfully without malice."
In this morning course, learn how to improve relationships through patience and kindness. Discover why difficult people and situations have no real power to cause us problems, and how they can even help us develop real peace of mind.
The course will be taught by western Buddhist monk Kelsang Thubchen.
To book click here. Join the event on Facebook here.
Foundation Program Begins This Sunday - Trial For Free
Khedrubje Centre, Wamberal • Sunday, February 8th • 3-6pm"If we really want to be truly happy and free from suffering
we must improve our understanding of the mind."
This Sunday our Foundation Program (FP) begins How to Understand the Mind by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. FP is a structured study program, ideal for those who have a general understanding of Buddhism and meditation, but who wish to learn more.
FP is a committed study program, requiring enrolment. You are welcome to trial the program at anytime for free, and now would be a perfect time given that we are beginning the text. For more information click here, call us on 4385 2609 or email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
March Weekend Meditation Retreat - Carcoar, Central West
Residential Weekend Away • March 20th-22nd • $250
Escape the stress and busyness of life and be guided through beautiful meditations to relax the body and mind. This retreat is suitable for everyone and will be led by Kelsang Dawa, a western Buddhist monk with 10 years experience of guiding retreat.
The cost of the retreat includes all retreat sessions, accomodation and food. Bookings are essential and full payment is due one month before the event. For more information click here. To see pictures of Carcoar click here.
Call us on 4385 2609 to book. Everybody is welcome.
Amitayus Retreat - Increase Long Life, Good Fortune & Wisdom
Khedrubje Centre • February 20th-21st • 7.30am-5.30pm (3 sessions each day)
We all wish for a long and healthy life but we need wisdom to see how to use our life in the most meaningful way. We also need good fortune, to give our mind the strength to support our spiritual development. We can develop these qualities by relying upon Amitayus, the Buddha of long life, merit and wisdom. This practice can also help to remove obstacles endangering the lives of others, especially our friends and family.Each session consists of chanted prayers sung in English and silent mantra recitation. All those attending the retreat will receive long life pills. You are welcome to drop in for any or all of the retreat sessions and there is no charge. For more info click here.
Big Brunch - Vegetarian Smörgåsbord
Khedrubje Centre, Wamberal • Sunday, February 22nd • 9.30-11.30am • By Donation
Why not come along to our next Sunday morning Big Brunch? The morning starts with a brief, guided breathing meditation at 9.30am. Then, enjoy a smörgåsbord of teas and coffee, juices, fruits, pastries and a variety of cooked breakfasts, all in the relaxing environment of the Centre lounge and deck. We cater for vegans and gluten-free.
Bookings are essential as this will be a popular event. Breakfast will be followed by a meditation class at midday, which you are also welcome to attend.
For more information, click here. To book, call us on (02) 4385 2609 or email us at: email@example.com.
Meditation & Mindfulness - In Dubbo, Mudgee and Merriwa
A Series of Talks • February 27th-28th • $15
Western Buddhist monk Kelsang Dawa is visiting Central West for another series of talks. 'Meditation & Mindfulness' will focus on how the practice of meditation helps us to experience a still and peaceful mind. Learning to carry this experience into our daily life through the practice of mindfulness, we can overcome our distractions and negative thinking. Everybody is welcome. For more details click on the links below.
Dubbo • Fri 27th, 7-9pm • Atma Healing, 69-79 Macquarie St (Book here)
Mudgee • Sat 28th, 9-11am • The Stables, 86 Market St (Book here)
Merriwa • Sat 28th, 3-5pm • RSL Club, Squatters Corner Rm (Book here)
Liberating Wisdom - Blessing Empowerment in Sydney
Mahasiddha Kadampa Meditation Centre, Sydney • February 14th-15th
On this weekend course learn how to develop a clear, sharp mind through the practice of Buddha Manjushri. By making a special connection with Manjushri, the Buddha of wisdom, we can cause our own wisdom to develop. This weekend will include teachings on the Four Noble Truths: what we need to know, what we need to abandon, what we need to practice and what we need to attain. This advice protects us from suffering and problems, guiding us to lasting peace and happiness. Everybody is welcome.
The teacher of this course is Kelsang Lhachog, the Resident Teacher of Mahasiddha Kadampa Meditation Centre. She presents Buddha’s teachings with clarity, warmth and sincerity. For more details of this event click here.
Khedrubje Kadampa Buddhist Centre
The Grove, 165 Willoughby Road, Wamberal 2260
t: (02) 4385 2609 e: firstname.lastname@example.org w: www.centralcoastmeditation.org
Khedrubje Kadampa Kadampa Buddhist Centre - a member of the New Kadampa Tradition - International Kadampa Buddhist Union
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Khedrubje Kadampa Buddhist Centre
165 Willoughby Road
Wamberal, New South Wales 2260