Oct
19
Sat
@ Temple on the Park
Oct 19 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Drop in meditation

  • led by an experienced meditator
  • multiple short sessions of meditation for 30-45 minutes
  • some gentle guidance
  • some sessions include a brief video teaching from a Buddhist teacher to help support meditation
  • by donation
  • chairs and cushions provided
  • no need to book – just show up!
Cultivating Compassion: A practical guide to being kind @ Temple on the Park
Oct 19 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Cultivating Compassion: A practical guide to being kind @ Temple on the Park

Cultivating Compassion: A practical guide to being kind.

Only the development of compassion and understanding for others can bring us the tranquillity and happiness we all seek. – His Holiness the Dalai Lama

A thousand years ago, a humble Tibetan monk, Geshe Chekhawa, summarised the Tibetan Buddhist guidelines for living a compassionate life into seven key points, known as the Seven Points of Mind training. For generations, his pithy slogans have laid the way for students to nurture their own compassionate nature and put it into action in everyday life.

In a world where the horrors of events like the Christchurch Massacre can leave us in despair and feeling powerless these teachings offer a vital practical antidote.

Cultivating Compassion will present teachings on the Seven Points recently given by Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche accompanied by reflections from Traleg Rinpoche.

Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche is one of the outstanding meditation teachers of our time. She is known for her penetrating wisdom and humour, conveying the Buddhist teachings in a concise and lively manner, enriched with personal anecdotes, which are of particular relevance to the everyday life of the modern, fast-paced world.

From the early 1980s onwards, Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche was a pioneer in bringing Tibetan Buddhism to Australia and a strong advocate of non-sectarianism. He taught extensively on many aspects of Buddhist psychology and philosophy, comparative religion, and Buddhist and Western thought.

This program is open to all, but does assume some familiarity with meditation and the Buddhist understanding of interdependence.

 

When: 3rd Saturday of the month

Time: 10.30-12.00

Cost: $10

3rd Saturdays in 2019 are:

15 June

20 July

17 August

21 September

19 October

16 November

21 December

 

To access Traleg Rinpoche’s commentary:

http://promienie.net/images/dharma/books/kyabgon_practice-of-lojong.pdf

Oct
22
Tue
Drop in Meditation, Tuesday lunchtimes @ Temple on the Park
Oct 22 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
Drop in Meditation, Tuesday lunchtimes @ Temple on the Park

Come along to our guided drop-in meditation sessions to try out meditation for yourself. These by donation sessions are open to everyone at all levels of experience.

The essence of meditation is to simply let our minds be, natural and at ease. Many people try meditation once or twice and think they can’t do it because the flow of thoughts seems unstoppable.  In fact, anyone can do it.  Meditation isn’t about  stopping or suppressing thoughts, but learning to watch the flow with compassion, spaciousness and without judgement.

There is no need to book; you are invited to just ‘drop in’ whenever you can.

https://sydney.rigpa.org.au/meditation/

Drop In Meditation @ Temple on the Park
Oct 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Drop in meditation

  • led by an experienced meditator
  • multiple short sessions of meditation for 30-45 minutes
  • some gentle guidance
  • some sessions include a brief video teaching from a Buddhist teacher to help support meditation
  • by donation
  • chairs and cushions provided
  • no need to book – just show up!
Oct
26
Sat
@ Temple on the Park
Oct 26 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Drop in meditation

  • led by an experienced meditator
  • multiple short sessions of meditation for 30-45 minutes
  • some gentle guidance
  • some sessions include a brief video teaching from a Buddhist teacher to help support meditation
  • by donation
  • chairs and cushions provided
  • no need to book – just show up!
Oct
29
Tue
Drop in Meditation, Tuesday lunchtimes @ Temple on the Park
Oct 29 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
Drop in Meditation, Tuesday lunchtimes @ Temple on the Park

Come along to our guided drop-in meditation sessions to try out meditation for yourself. These by donation sessions are open to everyone at all levels of experience.

The essence of meditation is to simply let our minds be, natural and at ease. Many people try meditation once or twice and think they can’t do it because the flow of thoughts seems unstoppable.  In fact, anyone can do it.  Meditation isn’t about  stopping or suppressing thoughts, but learning to watch the flow with compassion, spaciousness and without judgement.

There is no need to book; you are invited to just ‘drop in’ whenever you can.

https://sydney.rigpa.org.au/meditation/

Drop In Meditation @ Temple on the Park
Oct 29 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Drop in meditation

  • led by an experienced meditator
  • multiple short sessions of meditation for 30-45 minutes
  • some gentle guidance
  • some sessions include a brief video teaching from a Buddhist teacher to help support meditation
  • by donation
  • chairs and cushions provided
  • no need to book – just show up!
Nov
2
Sat
@ Temple on the Park
Nov 2 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Drop in meditation

  • led by an experienced meditator
  • multiple short sessions of meditation for 30-45 minutes
  • some gentle guidance
  • some sessions include a brief video teaching from a Buddhist teacher to help support meditation
  • by donation
  • chairs and cushions provided
  • no need to book – just show up!
Meditation and How to Apply It @ Temple on the Park
Nov 2 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

While there are many forms of meditation available, these Saturday sessions offer authentic meditation practices drawn from the centuries-old Tibetan buddhist tradition. The sessions happen once a month, on the first Saturday of each month from 9:00am to 11:30am.

These standalone ‘drop-in sessions’ introduce authentic meditation techniques and offer an opportunity to examine its relevance to our busy, modern lives.

Sessions include:

  •       an introduction on how to meditate (9:00am-10:00am)
  •       video presentation of teachings from meditation masters on the presented topic (10:15am-11:30am)
  •       time and space to become familiar with meditation
  •       discussions on how to bring the benefits of meditation into every aspect of our daily lives
  •       opportunities for questions and answers

Other details

  • led by experienced meditators and instructors
  • starts with guided meditation instructions (9:00am-10:00am)
  • followed by the main topic, videos, discussion & question and answers (10:15am-11:30am)
  • Cost: $10
  • Main room is wheel chair accessible
Nov
5
Tue
Drop in Meditation, Tuesday lunchtimes @ Temple on the Park
Nov 5 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
Drop in Meditation, Tuesday lunchtimes @ Temple on the Park

Come along to our guided drop-in meditation sessions to try out meditation for yourself. These by donation sessions are open to everyone at all levels of experience.

The essence of meditation is to simply let our minds be, natural and at ease. Many people try meditation once or twice and think they can’t do it because the flow of thoughts seems unstoppable.  In fact, anyone can do it.  Meditation isn’t about  stopping or suppressing thoughts, but learning to watch the flow with compassion, spaciousness and without judgement.

There is no need to book; you are invited to just ‘drop in’ whenever you can.

https://sydney.rigpa.org.au/meditation/