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Letting Go Moving on – weekend meditation retreat

March 3 @ 4:00 pm - March 5 @ 1:30 pm

 Letting go moving on weekend meditation retreat@ Glenrock Lagoon Scout Camp Mar 3-5

On retreat we stop all forms of business and other activities so as to focus on a particular meditation practice. The retreat conditions at Glenrock Lagoon Scout Camp provide a perfect opportunity to relax, unwind & gain deep experience of meditation.

The topic

We often find ourselves stuck in a mental rut, unable to let go of painful experiences. It can feel impossible to truly forgive our own and others’ mistakes, or to feel optimistic about the future. Learn how to let go and move on from things that hold you back in life. Discover how to harness the strength within your own mind to rise above and transform your response to challenging events.

Cost & Booking/details 

Date: Fri 3rd March 4pm – Sun 5th March 1:30pm
Cost: $240 per person. Includes vegetarian meals and onsite accommodation book online or contact
Losang Dragpa Kadampa Buddhist Centre Ph: 40230215 E: info@meditateinnewcastle.org

Glenrock Lagoon Scout Camp
Scout camp road (off Burwood Road), Whitebridge NSW 2290

 

About the Teacher 

Libby Evans is an experienced Buddhist teacher
who has studied Kadampa Buddhism for many
years. With kindness and warmth, she explains
Buddha’s teachings practically for modern people

 

 

 

Details

Start:
March 3 @ 4:00 pm
End:
March 5 @ 1:30 pm

Organizer

Losang Dragpa Kadampa Buddhist Centre
Phone:
02 40230215

Venue

Glenrock Scout Centre Australia
Hunter & Coastal Region Scouts, Rifle Rd.
Whitebridge, NSW Australia
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Day Courses

 

Take a day out to immerse yourself in meditation and Buddhist teachings. Explore a specific topic in more detail at one of our monthly one-day meditation courses at held at our Centre or various locations throughout Newcastle

Day courses offer practical solutions to everyday problems of modern living and are suitable for everyone!

Courses consist of teachings and guided meditations. Refreshments are served between sessions.

 

 

 

What is Retreat?

In our busy modern life we lack the calm and stillness conducive to maintaining a happy and peaceful state of mind.  To regain a balance people are drawn to peaceful and quiet places where they can withdraw for a short time and renew their energy – in short, they go on retreat.  On retreat we devote our time to meditation and contemplation – it is a time to acquaint our minds with positive and meaningful thoughts.

“On retreat we stop all forms of business and extraneous activ­ities so as to emphasize a particular spiritual practice. There are three kinds of retreat: physical, verbal and mental. We engage in physical retreat when with a spiritual motivation we isolate ourself from other people, activities and noise, and disengage from extraneous and meaningless actions. We engage in verbal retreat when with a spiritual motivation we refrain from meaningless talk and periodically keep silence. We engage in mental retreat by preventing distractions and strong delusions such as attachment, anger, jealousy and strong self-grasping from arising, and by maintaining mindfulness and conscientiousness.

If we remain in physical and verbal retreat but fail to observe mental retreat, our retreat will have little power. Such a retreat may be relaxing, but if we do not prevent strong delusions from arising, our mind will not be at peace, even on retreat. However, keeping physical and verbal retreat will help us to keep mental retreat, and for this reason Shantideva, in Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life, praises the first two kinds of retreat.”

Excerpt From: The New Guide to Dakini Land – Geshe Kelsang Gyatso