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Stress Free in 23 Meditation Challenge

January 16, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - January 19, 2023 @ 8:30 pm

Stress Free 23 Meditation Challenge, Jan 16-19, 2023 @ Losang Dragpa Kadampa Buddhist Centre 

Start 2023 Stress Free! Discover simple meditations that will help you keep a calm and flexible mind throughout your day. Learn how to overcome stress and anxiety, and find inner peace.

Held over four consecutive nights, this year’s Stress Free in 23 Meditation Challenge will be taught by visiting Buddhist teacher, Libby Evans.

Everyone is welcome to attend any or all the sessions.

Are you up for the challenge?

Cost & Booking

Challenge card (all four nights) $40full, $35conc, $0members. Book online
Per night $12full, $10conc, $0members. pay on the door
  • Mon 16, 7:00pm–8:30pm
  • Tues 17, 7:00pm–8:30pm
  • Wed 18, 7:00pm–8:30pm
  • Thurs 19, 7:00pm–8:30pm

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:
January 16, 2023 @ 7:00 pm
End:
January 19, 2023 @ 8:30 pm

Organizer

Losang Dragpa Kadampa Buddhist Centre
Phone:
02 40230215

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