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You could have fooled Me

April 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

You could have fooled Me- Saturday nite dharma@ Losang Dragpa Kadampa Buddhist Centre April 1st 2023

The 1st of April is April fools day, however this is not the only day of the year that we can be fooled. Every day we are fooled by our own mind, from seeing a spider where there is just a mark on the wall, to living in a world of paranoia created by our own unexamined assumptions. Although we tend to regard our perception as unmistaken and reliable, in truth this is not the case. In this Saturday Nite dharma with a slice of cake talk, Buddhist teacher Cara O’Meara will shed some light on how our perception of reality is so often mistaken and how we can change this situation and instead develop reliable, clear and unmistaken awareness. The talk will be followed by light refreshments. Everyone is welcome.

The teacher:

The teacher of this class is Cara O’Meara who has been practising meditation and Buddhism for 9 years. Cara is a naturally warm and down to earth person, who shares her appreciation for inner development through practical and helpful advice for our daily life.




Cost & Booking 
Saturday April 1
7.00pm – 8.30pm teaching/meditation
Followed by tea/coffee and cake
$17 full, $15 conc, $5 LDKBC card holder
Booking is essential as places are limited.
Book online or contact the centre.
ph: 40230215



April 1
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Losang Dragpa Kadampa Buddhist Centre
02 40230215


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