Celebrate the Birth, Enlightenment and Parinirvana of the Buddha
We will celebrate this auspicious day with a 16 Arhat puja (ceremony) at 7pm. This chanting practice calls on all the Buddha's disciples to help the teachings of the Buddha flourish. The Arhat's made a promise that they would always come if their names were called to help the teachings prosper. The Buddhas' teachings are all about bringing a wise heart and mind into our world with compassion and kindness. We cultivate these qualities of wisdom and compassion by developing our meditation and mindfulness practice. Come along and join in our chanting, circumabulation and offering of light and incense to the Buddha.
Bring an offering of tealight candle or flower to put on the alter and a plate of vegetarian food to share afterwards. No Bookings required.
Khacho Yulo Ling Buddhist Centre, 348 Severin Street, Paramatta Park
Starting 1pm Easter Friday 30 March to 12 noon Tuesday 3 April 2018
This is a silent residential/non residential meditation retreat that will be a combination of teachings and practice on Shamatha Meditation. It is preferable that people who wish to attend have some meditation or retreat experience but not essential. The retreat will focus on the basic principles of training the mind in Shamatha meditation to create a relaxed, peaceful and contemplative countenance. The evening sessions will focus on the heart practices of the Four Immeasureables, Loving Kindness, Compassion, Joy and Equinimity. The retreat will commence at 1pm Friday 30 March and finish on Tuesday 3 April at 12noon, the costs will include all meals and accommodation.
Please be aware that a commitment to attend all sessions is expected of participants.
The retreat is suitable for anyone who wants to gain greater clarity of mind, increase their mindfulness and reduce the level of stress and tension in the mind and body. Whilst the teachings are derived from the Buddhist philosophy a commitment to Buddhism is not required.
The retreat will be facilitated by Venerable Rinchen who is the resident nun at the centre, she has been running meditation courses and retreats for over 14 years. Rinchen completed the 2 month silent Shamatha Retreat in Phuket in 2011 with Dr B Allan Wallace and several other shorter retreats under his guidance, Alan's book the Attention Revolution is recommended reading.
Residential Costs: Includes all meals and shared accommodation for the 5 days: $420 - non members and $380 - members/concession
Non residential Costs: includes all meals and refreshments, $320 non members and $280 - members/concession
For residential participants: you will need to bring, linen, pillow, towel and all toiletries, rooms are airconditioned.
Bookings and payment to be made by 10 April. Booking and payment via our Trybooking system: https://www.trybooking.com/TTZA
A cancellation fee will be applied if you decide not to attend, cancellation must be made at least 5 days prior to the event to avoid this fee.
Tuesday 20 February from 7pm to 9pm, Saturday 24 February from 9.30am to 3.00pm and Tuesday 27 February 7pm to 9pm.
This short course is suitable for anyone who wants to gain greater clarity of mind and reduce the level of stress and tension in the mind and body. The course will be a combination of teaching and practice in a relaxed and conducive environment. Whilst the teachings are derived from the Buddhist philosophy a commitment to Buddhism is not required.
The course will be facilitated by Venerable Rinchen who is the resident nun at the centre, she has been running meditation courses for over 14 years. Rinchen has completed the 2 month silent Shamatha Retreat in Phuket with Dr B Alan Wallace. Dr Wallace is one of the foremost teachers of this practice in the west for the western mind and trained under the guidance of many great masters including His Holiness the Dalai Lama. This practice is a great way to cultivate a wonderful sense of well being and mental balance.
Course cost is $60 and includes a meditation booklet, refreshments, if you have a yoga mat please bring it along as we will do some of the meditations lying down. Please bring your lunch for the Saturday session. Numbers are limited so book and pay to secure your place.
To book and pay click on the Trybooking link: https://www.trybooking.com/TLWS