News and Events for June / July 2014
◘ Winter Retreat - The Heart of the Matter
◘ Term Break - The Power of Relaxation
◘ Purifying the Past - Evening Drop-in Classes
◘ Tuesdays at the Centre - Drop-in Classes
◘ The Art of Mindfulness - Special Morning Course in Wamberal
◘ Central West Talks - The Secret of a Joyful Life
◘ Weekend Meditation Retreats - Mangrove Mountain & Carcoar
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Winter Retreat - Weekend Course
Khedrubje Centre, Wamberal • Fri Jun 27th - Sun Jun 29th"Of all Dharma realisations, bodhichitta is supreme."
Everybody is welcome to attend our annual winter retreat, this weekend in Wamberal. 'The Heart of the Matter' involves 7 different students from our community each sharing their experience of Buddhist teachings and meditation in their daily life.
Sessions are drop-in and payable by donation. Please bring a plate of vegetarian food each day for lunch. The retreat is non-residential.
Term Break - The Power of Relaxation
Mon Jun 30th - Sat Jul 12th"Timely relaxation maintains the constancy of our practice."
We will be on a Term Break from Monday June 30th until Saturday July 12th. Our drop-in classes resume on Sunday July 13th with the General Program at midday.
Taking a rest from teachings is important because it allows us precious time to reflect on the benefits we have received from our practice. Without this rest we become overtired and very easily lose the joy that we take in our meditation practice.
Chanted meditations at the Centre will also stop, resuming on Sunday July 13th.
Purifying the Past - Evening Drop-In Classes
Woy Woy • Charmhaven • Bateau Bay • Wamberal"The more difficult our circumstances,
the more encouraged we should feel to practise purification."
If we live in accordance with karma, we can easily create happiness and purify problems. Learn how to do this using three different teachings, shared over three weeks.
These classes are suitable for everyone from complete beginners to those with many years of experience. Everyone is welcome. For more information click here.
Tuesdays at the Centre - Recommencing July 15thKids & 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.
The Art of Mindfulness - Special Morning Course
Khedrubje Centre, Wamberal • Sat July 26th • 9am-12pmOn this morning course hear practical advice on how to develop and maintain your mindfulness. Mindfulness is the art of bringing positive states of mind into the present moment. When we learn how to do this, all our daily activities become deeply satisfying and meaningful."Mindfulness is the heart of meditation."
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Central West in July - The Secret of a Joyful Life
Bathurst, Orange & Dubbo Talks • By Donation & Drop-In • July 9th-11th
Our recent Central West talks have been well received, with over 200 attendees. Thank you so much to everyone who has made these events possible!
In July, Kelsang Thubchen, another teacher from the Central Coast, will give a series of talks on the 'Secret of a Joyful Life'. Thubchen is known for his joyful delivery, explaining Buddha’s teachings in a clear and practical manner. See details below:
Bathurst talk - Weds July 9th / 7-8pm / Pranayoga Centre, Heaths Lane
Orange talk - Thurs July 10th / 7-8pm / Ishvara Yoga Studio, 73 Woodward St
Dubbo talk - Fri July 11th / 7-8pm / Atma Holistic Centre, 67-79 Macquarie St
Weekend Meditation Retreats - W/ Kelsang Dawa
Mangrove Mountain • Sept 12-14th // Orange • Oct 17-19th
Escape the stress and busyness of life and discover the peace which comes from meditation. Suitable for everyone, these retreats offer a unique opportunity to experience inner stillness within the tranquil setting of a qualified retreat centre.
The basic fees for both weekends are $250, which include all retreat sessions, accomodation and food. A variety of rooms are available at both retreats, and a deposit of $100 is required at the time of booking.
For details of the Mangrove Mountain retreat in September click here.
For details of the Carcoar retreat in October click here.
Dates for the Diary
International Summer Festival • July 25th - August 9th • Manjushri Centre, UK
Introduction to Buddhism • August 30th • Khedrubje Centre, Wamberal
Weekend Meditation Retreat • September 12th - 14th • Mangrove Mountain
International Fall Festival • October 10th - 16th • KMC New York, USA
Weekend Meditation Retreat • October 17th - 19th • Carcoar
Asian Festival • December 10th - 17th • Hong Kong
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