4th Oct – 29th Nov
This is an eight week course introducing you to meditation and the Buddha’s teachings.
Where does happiness really come from?
What does meditation have to do with it?
Why be ethical?
What really is karma?
What is this Buddhist Path people go on about?
Come along to this course and learn about some of the most radical and transformative aspects of the Dharma, that is, the Buddha’s teachings. Then decide for yourself, is this for you?
The course runs over eight weeks in October and November, (with a week’s break half way through), on Thursday evenings, 7-9pm, at 96 Halifax St in the city.
Booking Essential contact Dharmamodini 0439 839 785
Going Deeper – in meditation and in life
Thursday evenings, 6.45pm – 9pm
19th April – 31st May
This is a seven week course being offered by Dharmamodini to people in the Triratna community who have an established meditation practice, (meditating at least three times a week and sitting for a minimum 30 minutes each time). Participants will together create the flow of this course, as we share the art of meditation unfolding in our lives.
We will learn from sharing our experiences of meditation on the cushion or on the chair, and thereby enhance our learning of how to deepen our experience of living this life in more meaningful ways. Our primary teacher will be Sangharakshita, by using his source book of teachings The Purpose and Practice of Buddhist Meditation.
Contact Dharmamodini 0439 839 785 to discuss your participation in this course; course dana $100.
In the crucible of meditation, bring forth day by day the compassion, wisdom, skill and courage for which the world longs. (Shambhala Warrior’s Mind Training)
Thursday evenings, 7pm – 9.15pm
12th October – 30th November
96 Halifax St in the city
This course offers you the opportunity to explore how to make the most of your life, how to make the most of being human. It is both practical and profound, mixing poetry and myth with down-to-earth instruction. As Maitreyabandhu says “The natural mode of consciousness is to expand. In every moment we can either allow consciousness to unfold or we can make it ‘me’ and ‘mine’ and feel it shrink back to the level of egocentricity. It’s as if we have identified with a tiny ripple on the surface of the ocean. Once we let go of that identification, there’s the whole ocean: centreless, edgeless, completely free.”
This course, based on the book by the same name, is for anyone who wants their life to be a journey, an eight week course in Enlightenment, that will take a lifetime to complete.
Cost for the eight weeks
including your personal copy of the book
Booking Essential, limited places available
Contact Dharmamodini via email or 0439 839 785
Thursday nights 7pm – 9.15pm 22nd October – 3rd December 96 Halifax St, Adelaide As we enter the last three months of the year, this may well be a good time to give yourself the gift of learning to meditate and cultivating awareness, bringing inner calm to your daily living. Even if you know how to meditate, […]
22nd March – 10th May (no session 12th April due to Easter)
Wednesday evenings, 7pm – 9.15pm
7 week course
96 Halifax St, Adelaide
Give yourself the gift of learning to meditate and cultivating awareness, bringing inner calm to your daily living. Even if you know how to meditate, this seven week course can renew and strengthen your practice.
Meditation is a means of transforming the mind. Buddhist meditation practices are techniques that encourage and develop concentration, clarity, emotional positivity and a calm seeing of the true nature of things.By engaging with a particular meditation practice you learn the patterns and habits of your mind, and the practice offers a means to cultivate new, more positive ways of being.
We teach two meditation practices originally taught by the historical Buddha, the Mindfulness of Breathing and Loving Kindness. Join us this Autumn and give yourself and others the gift of calmer, more positive states of being.
7 week course $100/$70
Come and be gently led through a mindfulness and a cultivation of loving-kindness practice by ordained members of Adelaide’s Triratna Buddhist Community. No experience is necessary.
Mindfulness is a mental state cultivated by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations. It has been a main focus of Buddhist practice for 2,500 years and has recently been more widely adopted as a technique for reducing stress and anxiety and improving focus and clarity of mind.
In the loving-kindness practice we are working with our emotions, learning to enter more fully into positive and enjoyable mental states as well as cultivating a more kindly attitude towards others, which in turn enables us to live more harmoniously with those around us.
There is no fee for these one hour events, but donations are welcome.
Anthroposophical Society, 96 Halifax Street, Adelaide 5000
22 Feb 6pm, 25 Feb 11am, 2 Mar 6pm, 5 Mar 11am
8 Mar 6pm, 11 Mar 11am, 16 Mar 6pm, 19 Mar 11am
Engaged Buddhism – what does this look like and what does it mean to you?
This is our new theme for Sangha Nights when we resume gathering at 96 Halifax St on Tuesday 10th January. Participants in our sangha will share their thinking, reflection and experiences of ‘engaged Buddhism’, following on our explorations of transforming self and world, through the teachings in the Sutra of Golden Light. From ancient India to contemporary living, how can we best apply the Buddha’s Dharma in the world we live in now?
This will precede Maitripala’s visit to us in February, as part of her Buddhas in my Pocket pilgrimage. She will join us at Sangha Night on 7th February, then lead us in two day workshops the weekend of 11th and 12th, be with us for a second Sangha Night on 14th February, before departing our state on 17th. The theme of the weekend will be along the lines of The world is burning, but what can I possibly do about it?
Note these dates in your new diary now and join us for some stimulating and encouraging discussion to set your course in 2017.
The Drop-In meditation will resume on 10th January also.
Adelaide Triratna wishes everyone a calm and happy turning-of-the-year time, ‘with stillness, simplicity and contentment’ and a quote from Sogyal Rinpoche: “True spirituality is to be aware that if we are interdependent with everything and everyone else, even our smallest, least significant thought, word, and action have real consequences throughout the universe.”
Sangha happenings in december and beyond
As we move towards the end of the year and 2017, this is what lies ahead for Adelaide Triratna in the coming weeks and months:
Tuesday nights, 29th November, 6th and 13th December we will continue entering the realms of the Sutra of Golden Light.
Our final Sangha Night for 2016 will be 20th December when we will celebrate and give thanks for the Three Jewels with a traditional Sevenfold Puja.
Our End-of-Year gathering will be on Sunday 18th December, from 12 noon onwards, at Ratnadaka and Saddhavijaya’s place in Hazelwood Park.
The Turning-of-the-Year Retreat (see separate email circulated 22nd Nov) will be from Tuesday 27th December through to Tuesday 3rd January.
We will resume Sangha Nights on Tuesday 10th January, 2017.
Maitripala, the Order member from Victoria who is undertaking the Buddhas in My Pocket Pilgrimage, will be with us from 7th – 17th February.
Adelaide Triratna is entering into the Fringe next year ( 17th Feb – 19th Mar) with promotional Drop-In meditations, watch this space for further information.
Reflecting on this time of year and being mindful of choices and decisions we are making about the weeks ahead, here are some inspiring words from the Dalai Lama:
“Let us reflect on what is truly of value in life, what gives meaning to our lives, and set our priorities on the basis of that.”
Go well everyone and hope to see you sometime soon.