Library Talks 2021
with Buddhist teacher Kadam Mick Marcon
Introduction to Meditation
Meditation is a way of calming the mind, reducing stress, and developing a more positive approach to life. Suitable for everyone, this talk will provide the perfect opportunity to discover how meditation connects us with our potential for inner peace and happiness. This feeling of inner peace helps us to cope with the busyness, difficulties and uncertainty of daily life, enabling us to remain balanced, positive, and harmonious with others. Everyone is welcome and no previous experience is required.
About the speaker
Mick Marcon is the Resident Teacher at Losang Dragpa Kadampa Buddhist Centre, Mayfield. Mick has been studying and practising Kadampa Buddhism for over 16years. He has taught meditation and Buddhism in Sydney, Newcastle, Melbourne, Taree, Forster and Port Macquarie.
Mick is a student of internationally renowned Buddhist Meditation Master; Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche. Geshe Kelsang is the author of 22 highly acclaimed books that perfectly transmit the ancient wisdom of Buddhism to our modern world. He has also founded of 1200 Kadampa Buddhist centres and groups throughout the world.
Foster: Feb 13, 2.00pm
Raymond Terrace: Feb 19, 10.00am
Tomaree: Feb 19, 2.30pm
Port Macquarie: Mar 6, 2.00pm
Cessnock: Mar 11, 5.30pm
About the book
Based on the famous Eight Verses of Training the Mind by the great Buddhist master, Langri Tangpa, ‘The New Eight Steps to Happiness’ reveals essential methods for transforming all life’s difficulties into valuable spiritual insights and for developing universal love and compassion, the source of true happiness for both self and others. These methods have inspired generations of Buddhist practitioners for almost a thousand years, and brought lasting peace, inspiration and serenity to countless people. Now, with this book, Venerable Geshe Kelsang shares the immeasurably rich insight of this ancient wisdom to help us find greater happiness and meaning in our busy, modern lives.
‘Everyone, whether religious or non-religious, is looking for happiness all the time and wants to be free from problems and suffering permanently. We can fulfil these wishes through understanding and practising the instructions given in this book.’
Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
About the author
Geshe Kelsang Gyatso is a fully accomplished meditation master and internationally renowned teacher of Buddhism who has pioneered the introduction of modern Buddhism into contemporary society. He is the author of 23 highly acclaimed books that perfectly transmit the ancient wisdom of Buddhism to our modern world. He has also founded over 1,200 Kadampa Buddhist centres and groups throughout the world.
About the speaker
Kadam Mick Marcon is the Resident Teacher at Losang Dragpa Kadampa Buddhist Centre based in Newcastle. Kadam Mick has been studying and practising Kadampa Buddhism since 2004. He has taught meditation and Buddhism in Sydney, Newcastle, Melbourne, Taree, Forster and Port Macquarie.
Kadam Mick will be representing the author at this talk.
Tea Gardens: Mar 5, 2.30pm
Wallsend: Mar 18, 6.00pm
Kurri Kurri: May 18, 5.30pm
Tomaree Library: 7 Community Close, Salamander Bay 02 4988 0670
Singleton Library: 8-10 Queen St, Singleton 02 6578 7500
Port Macquarie Library: Corner Gordon & Grant Street, Port Macquarie 02 6581 8755
Taree Library: 242 Victoria St, Taree 02 6592 5290
Forster Library: 4 – 12 Breese Parade Forster 02 6591 7256
Wallsend Library: 30 Bunn St, Wallsend. 02 4985 6680
Tea Gardens Library: 135 Marine Dr, Tea Gardens 02 4997 1265
Kurri Kurri Library: 251 Lang St, Kurri Kurri 02 4937 1638
Raymond Terrace Library: 18a Sturgeon St, Raymond Terrace (02) 4988 0111
Cessnock City Library: 65-67 Vincent St, Cessnock (02) 4993 4399