“Turning Arrows into Flowers” – Triratna’s International Urban Retreat

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Triratna’s International Urban Retreat
a world-wide practice week in our international community
Saturday 22nd – Saturday 29th September, 2018
 

This year’s international urban retreat is focusing on the Dharma practice of turning difficulties into opportunities to transform ourselves! On the eve of the Buddha’s Enlightenment, sitting beneath the Bodhi tree, he was besieged by all kinds of challenges and doubts, what is traditionally spoken of as Mara’s attack. Mara personifies all that holds us back on the path to Awakening and there is Mara without – traffic jams, annoying people, difficult emails, all that we dislike and gets in our way – and there is Mara within – anger, frustration, blame, jealousy and so on. Our task as Buddhist practitioners is to turn these arrows into flowers, as the Buddha did, by recognising what is happening and transforming our states of mind, in the moment, in the situation, and thereby transform ourselves into more loving, kind and compassionate human beings.

An urban retreat is a creative opportunity to weave the teachings more deeply into our lives, sharing with others locally and online internationally. To take part in this retreat with the Adelaide sangha, you need to commit to attending two workshops on consecutive Saturdays, 22nd and 29th September, from 10am – 3pm. Participants meet together on the first Saturday to learn about the theme and decide their individual goals and aspirations. Through the week you maintain daily contact with a ‘buddy’ for mutual support and encouragement. On the second Saturday, we gather again to share our experiences and our learning with one another and rejoice in our efforts to transform ourselves day by day. The two workshop days will include periods of meditation and puja.

Internationally, there will be short talks (approx 20 min) on the theme available each day online, at the International Practice Week page on thebuddhistcentre.com

If you have any questions or want to discuss any aspects of this urban retreat, phone Dharmamodini 0439 839 785.

To register to take part with the Adelaide sangha, contact Dharmamodini on the above number.

Dana contribution $50, or whatever you feel you can give in support of Adelaide Triratna.

Join us this springtime for a week of inspiration and spiritual friendship, to invigorate your energies and enliven your being.

Radical Dharma

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Thursday evenings
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
Contribution: $160/$120

Breathworks – Mindfulness for Stress Course

This course is based on Breathworks, the inspiration of Vidyamala, a senior Order member of Triratna, who has suffered chronic back pain for over thirty years due to congenital weakness, a car accident and multiple surgeries.

Breathworks is now an international program, helping people experiencing chronic pain, illness and stress to manage their condition through meditation, body awareness and creative approaches to living.

Lesley Porter is a psychologist training in Breathworks and this is the first time this course is being offered in Adelaide, an opportunity not to be missed. Places are limited, hence the advance notice to contact Lesley and book early to secure a place.

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Mindfulness for Stress
8 week Practice Course

Do you experience chronic pain, illness, fatigue or stress?

Breathworks Mindfulness skills help you manage pain, illness, stress and fatigue

Venue: Anthroposophical Book Centre
96 Halifax Street Adelaide

When: Thursdays, 1st, 8th, 15th & 22nd February 2018
1st, 8th, 15th & 22nd March 2018

Time: 6.30pm to 9.00pm

Cost: $120 this includes CDs & Course Booklet

 Limited number of places available

Contact: Lesley Porter 0407040944

drlesleyporter@icloud.com for information & to register

Introduction to Meditation Course

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, […]

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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.

Ring 0439 839 785 to book your place

info@adelaidetriratna.com
www.adelaidetriratna.com

7 week course $100/$70

The Journey and the Guide

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A new course being offered in September and October

This is Maitreyabandhu’s latest book (the author of Life with Full Attention). This course takes us on a journey of practical week-by-week exercises, focusing on cultivating mindful awareness, knowing ourselves, being happy, integrating and simplifying our lives and truly being ourselves.

This book is for anyone who wants their life to be a journey, an eight week course in Enlightenment, that will take a lifetime to complete.

Maitreyabandhu shares with us the motivation for writing this book “I wanted to try and show in a practical way how we can gain Enlightenment, what it really means to be a Buddhist, how we can make the most of this being human.”

Thursdays, 7pm-9.30pm 
8th September – 27th October

96 Halifax St in the city

Cost for the eight weeks

including your personal copy of the book

$200/$160

Bookings are essential, limited places available

Contact Dharmamodini via reply email or 0439 839 785

Introduction to Meditation Course

Six Weeks on Thursday nights, 7pm – 9.15pm
7th April – 19th May (no session on 28th April)
96 Halifax St, Adelaide

inner calmAs we enter the cooler and quieter 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, this six 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 springtime and give yourself and others the gift of calmer, more positive states of being.

Join us on this course and surprise yourself!

Booking Essential0439 839 785

adelaidetbc@gmail.com
www.adelaidetriratna.com
6 week course $100/$70

Life with Full Attention course happening again in 2016!

Monday nights, 7pm – 9.15pm
1st February – 21st March
96 Halifax St, Adelaide

unnamedThis practical course in Mindfulness will be our first course in the new year. The focus this course is how to put mindfulness into practice in the actual conditions of our day-to-day life, in such a way that it makes a difference to how you experience daily living.

The course teaches you how to pay closer attention to your experience, by introducing and exploring different aspects of mindfulness, including awareness of the body, feelings, thoughts and the environment.

Life with Full Attention provides both a starting point for anyone new to the practice of mindfulness, as well as a valuable refresher for those with some prior experience.

Cost of $200 for the eight weeks includes your own copy of the book.

Booking is essential and places are limited.

Contact Dharmamodini 0439 839 785 with any queries or to reserve a place.

“The course provided some useful and practical techniques for dealing with anxiety, expectations and judgements; and practical ways to work with overcoming negativity and generating positive states of mind.”

 ”Maitreyabandhu’s book is humbly honest, poignant and practical – it has inspired and motivated me to learn more.”