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What Was that all about ?

January 28, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

What was that all about? Sat 28th January 2023, 7.00pm- 8.30pm@ Losang Dragpa Kadampa Buddhist Centre

Topic:

Imagine being able to die with confidence, without fear, confusion, or the thought ‘what was that all about?’ Throughout their life, many people feel lost and have no clear direction or understanding what the real meaning or purpose of life is. Some people wish away moments of their life in favour of moments that may not come Others feel they have ‘time to kill’. Buddha fearlessly taught the truth and meaning of life. He showed through example and teaching how to accomplish the ultimate goal of human life. Since that time countless people have followed in the footsteps of Buddha and accomplished the freedom of fear and happiness we all seek.
Everyone is welcome to attend! After the teaching/meditation, tea, coffee, cakes and other snacks will be served.

Timetable:
7.00pm – 8.30pm teaching/meditation
From 8.30pm – ‘post mortem’ tea/coffee and cake

Cost & how to book:
$17 full, $15 conc, $5 LDKBC card holder
Booking is essential as places are limited.
Book online, or contact the centre.
ph: 40230215
email: info@meditateinnewcastle.org

 

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

Date:
January 28, 2023
Time:
7:00 pm - 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