Starts 26 July
“Mindfulness is like that – it is the miracle which can call back in a flash our dispersed mind and restore it to wholeness so that we can live each minute of life.” – Thich Nhat Hanh
We meet every Wednesday at 7pm to train our faculty of mindfulness, which enables us to be knowingly present and thus more aware of what is going on in our lives. Each session is divided between actual practice and discussion time. Clear meditation instructions will be given to help everybody establish a regular, daily meditation practice.
Resumes 27 July
During this hour we will mediate for 20 minutes and thereafter discuss the different aspects of Buddhist dharma, these meetings will be based on suggestions from the group on what they would like to discuss or want to know about.
Lojong Mind Training
During 2017 we will look at the 59 Lojong Mind Training proverbs as a vehicle to work with our motivations and attitudes during daily life. In the words of Pema Chödrön, these teachings emphasise that we can use our difficulties and problems to awaken our hearts. Rather than seeing the unwanted aspects of life as obstacles, we can use them as the raw material necessary for awakening genuine, uncontrived compassion.
The Heart of Compassion
Resumes 24 July
The 37-fold Practice of a Boddisattva sums up the whole bodhisattva path. Weekly readings will follow the richly reflective and easily accessible explanation of the 37 stanzas of this inspiring ‘poem’ as given by Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche (1910-1991) in 1984, a man widely regarded as one of the foremost poets, scholars, philosophers and meditation masters in Vajrayana Buddhism.
Sunday Morning Retreat
Last Sun of month:
9am - 1pm
A wonderful opportunity to come together and meditate as a sangha. Practitioners of all levels are welcome and the morning alternates between easy going 30 minute meditation sessions, walking meditation and a tea break. We often finish with a short guided compassion practice.
Noble silence is observed throughout the morning but discussion on aspects of meditation or your observations are welcomed.
Tara Rokpa therapy
Back to Beginnings is a psycho-therapeutic approach with approximately a two year commitment. It involves an in-depth and systematic review of one’s personal life story with a view to understanding its deeper implications for our ways of being and acting in the world. Read more.
1st and 2nd Sunday of the month @ 2pm
The group is for students of Tai Situpa’s Ocean of Definitive meaning year 1 group & is open to anyone doing Ngondro. We will be following the prayers given by Situ Rinpoche which are slightly different from those currently in use and practiced with Pauline’s Ngondro group. The Mahamudra practice group meet on the first and third Sunday of the month from 2:00pm to 4:30pm
For more info contact Roseanne Turner firstname.lastname@example.org or call 071 8977 190