March Newsletter
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News and Events for March 2014

Open Day @ The Centre
Mind Over Matter - Special Event w/ Gen Kelsang Rabten
Self Confidence - Evening Drop-In Classes
◘ Kids & Coffee - New Tuesday Morning Class @ The Centre
 Just Meditation - New Tuesday Evening Class @ The Centre
◘ Central NSW - Upcoming Talks
Australian Dharma Celebration - Easter Break in Melbourne

Room for Rent - Live in a Buddhist Centre


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Open Day @ The Centre!
165 Willoughby Rd, Wamberal • Sat March 8 • 10am-3pm

Come along to our Open Day this Saturday at The Centre in Wamberal!

There will be guided meditations with resident teacher Kelsang Dawa, yummy vegetarian food, a chai tent with chill out space, scared art demonstrations, a gift and bookshop, 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. 
For more information click here.
For pictures from our last Open Day, click here.



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Mind Over Matter • Special Event w/ Gen Kelsang Rabten
Mingara Recreation Centre, Tumbi Umbi • Tues March 25 • 6-9pm

In this special talk, Gen Rabten will share practical advice on how to understand the mind so we can learn to transform life's difficulties and be happy, come what may.

We are fortunate to welcome Gen Kelsang Rabten back to the Coast on Tuesday March 25th. Gen Rabten has trained under Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso for over 20 years and is Australia’s Spiritual Director for Kadampa Buddhism. He is well-loved for his sincerity and the clarity and humour of his teachings.

Everyone is welcome. For more information and to book click here - book early, as spaces are limited!


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Self Confidence - Evening Drop-In Classes
Kariong • Woy Woy • Charmhaven • Bateau Bay • Wamberal   

We all wish to have confidence. We usually try to draw our confidence from our looks, others, our possessions or position. This kind of confidence is fragile and easily knocked when we lose these things, or when people criticize us. On this course we will learn to develop a true sense of self-worth - through creating lasting positive states of minds.

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



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Kids & Coffee - New Tuesday Morning Class @ The Centre
Khedrubje Centre, Wamberal • Tuesdays starting March 11 • 9.15am-10.15am
 
Would you like to meditate, but find it difficult with a young child or baby? Carers with babies or preschoolers are invited to relax and meditate at our peaceful Wamberal Centre.

The hour includes meditation and practical teachings in our meditation room followed by a get-together over tea and coffee in the lounge.

The classes are with Buddhist teacher and mother of two, Jeni Andrews. Everybody is welcome! For more information, please click here.
 


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Just Meditation - New Tuesday Evening Class @ The Centre
Khedrubje Centre, Wamberal • Tuesdays starting March 4 • 7pm-8pm

A class looking for those looking to deepen their meditative experience. Without concentration it is difficult to be happy and increase our good qualities, as we are continuously distracted from our best intentions. In these new drop-in classes, learn how to improve your concentration through meditation practice.

The hour includes meditation and practical advice in our peaceful meditation room in Wamberal. Everybody is welcome. 
The classes are with Australian Buddhist monk Kelsang Thubchen. For more information, please click here.



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Bathurst & Orange - Upcoming Talks & Wellness Expos
Overcoming Stress & Anxiety • A Series of Talks • March - June 2014

We had a wonderful participation and enthusiasm at our recent talks in Bathurst and Orange - thank you so much to everyone who helped made these events possible!

Kelsang Dawa will be holding a stall at the Charles Sturt Uni 'Wellness and Wellbeing' Expos at Orange (March 26th) and Bathurst Campuses (March 27th & 28th). There will also be 'by donation' talks on the 26th in Orange and 27th & 28th in Bathurst. More details to follow.

Next in the series of 'Overcoming Anxiety' talks is Dubbo on Friday April 4th and Mudgee on Saturday April 5th. For more info click here.
 


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Australian Dharma Celebration - Teachings on Tantra
Kadampa Temple for World Peace • Melbourne • Fri Apr 18 - Mon Apr 21
 
Spend your Easter Break receiving blessings and spiritual guidance! The 2014 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 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 potential to become a pure, enlightened being: someone who enjoys permanent, blissful happiness and leads others to the same state. For more information or to book click here.


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Room for Rent - Live in a Buddhist Centre
Room Now Available • Enjoy the Peace of a Buddhist Meditation Centre   

Khedrubje Kadampa Buddhist Centre is located in Wamberal. The building is a large, open-plan 8-bedroom complex, set in beautiful grounds on acreage close to the beach, shops and public transport. The benefits of staying here include the peaceful setting, communal environment and having access to a meditation room and the Centre's spiritual program.

We currently have a bedroom available for rent. If you would like to express your interest in living at the Centre, please call our Admin Director Jeni Andrews on 4385 2609 or email her at admin@centralcoastmeditation.org. 

 
 

Dates for the Diary
Upcoming events 

Free Talk • March 18th • Lake Haven Library • 11.15am-12.30pm
The Preciousness of Tantra • April 13th • Khedrubje Centre • 10.30am-1.30pm
Overcoming Stress & Anxiety • April 26th • Khedrubje Centre • 9am-12pm
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
The Grove, 165 Willoughby Road, Wamberal 2260

t: (02) 4385 2609   e: info@centralcoastmeditation.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
AU