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Postcards from Samsara

February 27, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Following on from the popular; ‘Samsara, it’s not a perfume’, Postcards From Samara  is set to stimulate a dispassionate questioning of our present existence and way of life.

Join Resident Teacher Kadam Mick Marcon as he continues to explore the true nature of our samsaric reality and life in this not to be missed event!

The talk will be followed by a slice…or two of cake and other sweet and savoury snacks.
Everyone is welcome, no previous experience is required.

Timetable

7-8:30pm: Talk

8:30pm onwards: Cake and savoury snacks

Venue

In person at Losang Dragpa Kadampa Buddhist Centre and via Live Streaming. Please note, due to social distancing restrictions, in person numbers will be limited.

Cost & Booking Info

1) IN PERSON at Losang Dragpa Kadampa Buddhist Centre. Numbers are strictly limited. Please note: social distancing rules apply. Hand sanitiser supplied and to be used upon entry.
Cost $17 full, $15 conc, $5 LDKBC members.

 

 

 

 

2) LIVE STREAMING Stream the class live or book and view the class anytime within 6 days of the live class.
Cost $12 full, $10 conc, free for LDKBC members.
To support your local Centre and respect the activity of other Kadampa Centres, we ask those who wish to book online classes to abide by the following conditions.
-Live streaming from this Centre is available only to those who live anywhere within the area between Lake Macquarie and Coffs Harbour (or those who would have physically attended this event)
If you live outside this area, please use the live streaming service of your nearest Kadampa Centre.  
-Classes are not to be recorded
-Class YouTube link(s) are not to be shared with others
-Book tickets for the actual number of people viewing

 

 

 

 

Teacher

Kadam Mick Marcon is the Resident Teacher at Losang Dragpa Kadampa Buddhist Centre and has been practising meditation and Buddhism since 2004. With his clear understanding of Buddha’s teachings and down-to-earth manner, Mick inspires us to develop a pure and happy mind.

Details

Date:
February 27, 2021
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Venue

Losang Dragpa Centre
36 Texas St.
Mayfield, NSW 2304 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