Events for November 2015
◘ Big Brunch - English Smorgasbord
◘ Garage Sale - Fundraiser for World Peace
◘ Shelter From the Storm - Drop-In Classes
◘ Daytime Classes - Around the Coast
◘ Constant Craving Day Course - With Special Guest Teacher
◘ Reliance Upon a Spiritual Guide - Friday Night Lecture
◘ Living Meditation - With Kelsang Dechen
◘ Mandala Offering Retreat - Creating World Peace
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Big Brunch - English Smörgåsbord
Khedrubje Centre, Wamberal • Sun 25th Oct • 9.30-11.30am • By Donation
Book in at Khedrubje Centre to experience a feast of delights! After a guided meditation, sit back and relax as you enjoy good company and an English-themed vegetarian brunch, all in the peaceful environment of the Centre lounge and deck.
Bookings are essential as this will be a popular event. Brunch 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 4385 2609 or email us at: email@example.com. If you have gluten allergies or are vegan, please let us know when you book.
Garage Sale - Fundraiser For World Peace
165 Willoughby Rd, Wamberal • Sat 31st Oct • 8am-1pm
Join us for our annual Garage Sale to raise funds for the International Temples Project, a fund dedicated to the development of world peace.
Like to Help? You can in 3 ways:
1. By donating good quality, saleable items, ie; clothes, dvds, kids stuff, kitchen equipment etc. You can bring your items to the Centre in Wamberal as late as Saturday morning. Call 4385 2609 or email us at info@
centralcoastmeditation.org for more info.
2. By helping to set up on Friday or assisting with the garage sale on the Saturday.
3. By coming along and supporting the event!
Shelter from the Storm - Evening Drop In Classes
Around the Coast • Nov 2nd-26th • 7-8.30pm • $10/8 conc
Learn to find inner protection from problems by developing the power of your mind. Buddhism teaches that qualtities such as patience, compassion and wisdom act as antidotes to the tumultuous minds of hatred, attachment and confusion. By developing these inner solutions, we can remedy our real problems and pain and learn to weather life’s storms. Taught by resident teacher, Gen Kelsang Dawa. Everybody welcome.
Monday • Woy Woy • CWA Hall, The Boulevard
Tuesday • Charmhaven • Lakespa Wellness Centre, 1 Callaghan Close
Wednesday • Wamberal • Khedrubje Centre
Thursday • Wamberal • Khedrubje Centre
Daytime Classes - Around the Coast
Umina, Wamberal & The Entrance • Nov 2nd-25th • $8/6 conc
Craving is a mind that is restless, unpeaceful, and dissatisfied. It leads to obsessive negative habits, constant frustration, and, like a moth to a flame, always ends in a painful experience. This talk will present Buddhist meditations and special lines of thought that free our mind from craving and discontent. Learn how to become more peaceful and less addicted to external sources of pleasure so that you find real lasting satisfaction and happiness from within.
Monday • Umina • Umina Beach Yoga, 305 Trafalgar Av • 11.30am-12.30pm
Tuesday • Wamberal • Khedrubje Centre, Wamberal • 11am-12pm
Wednesday • The Entrance • InMind Health, 3/120 The Entrance Rd • 11am-12pm
Constant Craving Day Course - w/ Special Guest Teacher
Khedrubje Centre, Wamberal • Sat 21st Nov • 9.30am-4pm • $50/40 concLearn how to overcome addictive, destructive habits of mind and find lasting inner peace. On this course, Kelsang Lhachog will share advice on how to recognise, reduce and abandon the painful mind of craving.
Kelsang Lhachog is a Buddhist nun and the Resident Teacher of Mahasiddha Kadampa Meditation Centre in Sydney. A practitioner for over 20 years, Lhachog has a light manner and teaches from a wealth of experience. This is a course not to be missed!
The day includes a delicious vegetarian lunch. To book click here. Join the event on Facebook.
Reliance upon a Spiritual Guide - Friday Night Lecture
Khedrubje Centre, Wamberal • Fri 6th Nov • 7-9pm • $10/8 conc
If we want to acquire special skills, become proficient at a particular sport, or learn to play a musical instrument well, we naturally seek a qualified teacher to instruct us. If reliance upon a qualified teacher is necessary for commonplace achievements such as these, how much more necessary is it for spiritual attainments such as liberation or enlightenment?
At every level of Buddhist practice, relying upon a Spiritual Guide is regarded as the source of inspiration, understanding, and progress on the spiritual path.
This talk, taught by Gen Kelsang Dawa, will explain the nature of this special relationship and the benefits that it brings. For more info click here.
Living Meditation - w/ Kelsang Dechen
Khedrubje Centre, Wamberal • Monday Nights • 7-8.30pm • $10/8 conc
Learn how to find peace in everyday life. This introductory class presents the basics of Buddhist meditation in an easy to follow format. These sessions include simple guidance for meditation and offer advice on how to integrate it into our daily experience.
The teacher of this course is Buddhist nun Kelsang Dechen. Dechen has been practising Kadampa Buddhism for over 6 years and is the Education Program Coordinator at Khedrubje centre. She gives clear and practical teachings, with a light and simple approach.
Everybody welcome. For more info click here.
Mandala Offering Retreat - Creating World Peace
Khedrubje Centre, Wamberal • Nov 23rd - 28th • By Donation
This 6-day, drop-in retreat is an opportunity to make mandala offerings, a powerful method for accumulating positivity within the mind. By imagining a pure world beyond the ordinary suffering of our present existence, and offering this world to others, we create real causes for such a pure world to arise for ourself.
The retreat is also a special method for receiving blessings and strengthening our connection with our Spiritual Guide, thus improving our experience of love, compassion and wisdom. Visit our website for more info.
You are welcome to stay throughout the day, just make sure to BYO vegetarian lunch.
Dates for the Diary
Free Library Talk - Tuesday 1st December • Lake Haven Library • 10.30am-12pm
Relaxation for Carers - Thursday 3rd December • Khedrubje Centre • 10-11am
The Main Practice of Kadampas Lecture - Friday 4th December • Khedrubje Centre • 7-9pm
Overcoming Anxiety Day Course - Saturday 12th December • Khedrubje Centre • 10am-4pm
X-Mas Party - Saturday 19th December • Khedrubje Centre • 6.30pm
Australasian Festival - 1st-5th January • KMC Australia, Melbourne
Mindfulness in the New Year - Saturday 9th January • Central Coast Grammar School • 2-5pm
Khedrubje Kadampa Buddhist Centre
The Grove, 165 Willoughby Road, Wamberal 2260
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165 Willoughby Road
Wamberal, New South Wales 2260