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The Actual Roadmap to Freedom

October 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Of recent times there has been much talk about a roadmap to freedom; an external freedom granted through the lifting of certain restrictions, but this is only one type or level of freedom.

Although in time we will enjoy this level of freedom again, we will continue to experience the results of a subtler level of restrictions being imposed upon us by forces from within our own mind; our delusions. In reality, it’s only through controlling our delusions that we will enjoy true freedom regardless of outer conditions including the activity of others.

In this talk Resident Teacher Kadam Mick Marcon will explain the Buddhist Roadmap to actual freedom.  A not to be missed talk. Everyone is welcome.

Timetable

7-8:30pm: Talk

Cost & Booking Info

Stream the class live or book and view the class anytime within 6 days of the live class.
Cost $10 full, $8 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:
October 9
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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