December 2015 Newsletter
◘ December Drop-in Classes - Stress Factor Zero & Art of Forgiveness
◘ Overcoming Anxiety - Day Course
◘ Carers Morning Tea @ Khedrubje Centre
◘ The Main Practice of Kadampas - Friday Night Lecture
◘ Working Bee @ The Centre
◘ Xmas Party @ The Centre
◘ Art Of Mindfulness - Very Special Event for 2016
◘ January Meditation Challenge - 14 Talks in 14 Days
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Stress Factor Zero - Evening Classes
Learn how to recognize stressful experiences, leading to a flexibility of mind that enables you to respond calmly and creatively to life’s difficulties.
Woy Woy • Mondays • CWA Hall, The Boulevarde • 7-8.30pm
Charmhaven • Tuesdays • Lakespa Wellness Centre, 1 Callaghan Cl • 7-8.30pm
Wamberal • Wednesdays & Thursdays • Khedrubje Centre • 7-8.30pm
The Art of Forgiveness - Daytime Classes
Learn how to develop peace of mind when harmed or criticised, freedom from resentment, and the ability to forgive yourself.
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
Overcoming Anxiety - Day CourseKhedrubje Centre, Wamberal • Saturday 12th Dec • 9.30am-4pm • $50/40 Conc"Without inner peace, outer peace is impossible."
Hear practical advice on how to overcome anxiety. By learning to recognise, reduce and let go of unpleasant feelings, we can find simple solutions to our daily problems and increase our inner peace. The course will be taught by Buddhist monk Gen Kelsang Dawa.
As this is a popular course, please make sure to book and pay in advance, as spaces are strictly limited. To book click here. Join the event on Facebook here.
Carers Morning Tea @ Khedrubje Centre
Khedrubje Centre, Wamberal • Thursday 3rd Dec • 10-11am • By Donation
As a carer, maintaining your own wellbeing is vital if you wish to care for others without becoming tired, stressed or overwhelmed. Meditation is a method for relaxing and reviving the mind, helping to create an inner peace that we can carry into our daily life.
Join us for a morning of guided meditation followed by morning tea, where carers can enjoy the much needed chance to unwind and learn methods for improving peace, both for themselves and others. Booking is appreciated. See event on Facebook.
Please call 4385 2609 or email email@example.com.
The Main Practice of Kadampas - A Friday Night Lecture
Khedrubje Centre, Wamberal • Friday 4th Dec • 7-8.30pm • $10/8 Conc"When things go wrong in our life and we encounter difficult situations we tend to regard the situation itself as the problem, but in reality whatever problems we experience come from the side of the mind."
In this lecture learn how life's problems can be seen as an essential ingredient to our spiritual life. Learn methods for developing the skill of transforming daily difficulties into the spiritual path. In this way you can use every adversity to your advantage and find the inner strength and ability to conquer all of your obstacles and fears.
Taught by Buddhist monk Gen Kelsang Dawa. Join the Facebook event.
Working Bee - With Veggie Brekkie
Khedrubje Centre, Wamberal • Saturday 5th Dec • 8am-12pm
Come and lend a hand in getting the Centre ship-shape before our next big event in January. Enjoy getting stuck in as we beautify the Centre grounds and tidy the outside of the building. Whatever your ability, if you have a wish to help and can offer some time, we have a job for you. Veggie brekkie will be provided. Everybody welcome.
If you can make it, please give us a call on: 4385 2609 or email us at
centralcoastmeditation.org so we can cater. If you are able to bring some gardening gloves and any items such as rakes, clippers, whipper sniper or even a mower that would be a big help! Cl ick here for more info.
Xmas Gathering - 'World Peace' Party
Khedrubje Centre, Wamberal • Saturday 19th Dec • 6pm onwards
Our theme this year for our Xmas gathering is 'World Peace', and together we can enjoy some inner peace the real cause of world peace. So come along, and invite your family and friends to enjoy a beautiful evening in our peaceful settings. Please bring 'a piece of the world' food contribution and we'll supply the mocktails and music. There'll also be a $2 Kris Kringle, so please bring a wrapped gift from each person in your party.
This will be a vegetarian + alcohol free event, entry is by donation.
To book please call us on 4385 2609 or email us at: info@centralcoastmeditation.
Very Special Event - The Art of Mindfulness in 2016!
Performing Arts Centre - CCGS • Saturday 9th Jan 2016 • 2-5pm • $35
International Teacher Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab
We are delighted to announce that Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab will pay the Central Coast a visit for the first time to give a public talk. Gen-la is a retired General Spiritual Director of the New Kadampa Tradition (NKT-IKBU) and a Buddhist monk who is greatly admired for his powerful teachings as well as his pure example of humility and loving kindness.
Gen-la will explain mindfulness, how to maintain peaceful states of mind developed through the practise of meditation. Improve your wellbeing, remove negativity and become more positive. Begin 2016 with a fresh start! To book click here.
January Meditation Challenge - 14 Talks in 14 Days!
Khedrubje Centre, Wamberal • Monday 11th - Sunday 24th Jan • 7-8.30pm • $10/8Join us for this series of evening classes to bring in the new year, designed to provide you with a firm foundation in meditation practice and the confidence to face 2016 with a fresh approach.
The classes will include simple guidance on meditaiton practise in the Buddhist tradition and special lines of thought that help to maintain peace of mind in daily life.
Topics will range from how to develop a new perspective on life, to overcoming procrastination and anxiety, understanding love, and how to develop wisdom.
See our website for more information.
Dates for the Diary
Australasian Festival - 1st-5th January • KMC Australia, Melbourne
Khedrubje Kadampa Buddhist Centre
The Grove, 165 Willoughby Road, Wamberal 2260
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165 Willoughby Road
Wamberal, New South Wales 2260