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How to Tame the Monkey Mind half-day course

January 22 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

- $25

Half-Day Course  |  Sat 22 January |  2.00pm–5.00pm
Emerald Downs Community Centre, Lower Level, Emerald Downs Shopping Centre, 100 Ocean Drive, Port Macquarie NSW 2446

Buddha called an uncontrolled mind a “monkey mind” precisely because it’s jumping all over the place from one object to the next. Our mind can only focus on one object at a time – so in multi-tasking the mind is simply moving rapidly from one object to the next and back again. Distractions and over-stimulations like these are literally the opposite of concentration, inner peace, and happiness. In truth our uncontrolled monkey mind is the source of all our daily worries and problems.

In this course, Kadam Mick will explain how to tame the monkey mind through the practice of meditation and mindfulness and experience true stillness within.
Everybody welcome. No previous experience necessary.

A shop is available on-site for attendees to purchase Buddhist books & meditation CDs. EFTPOS facility available.

Timetable
2.00pm-3.15pm: teaching/meditation session
3.15pm-3.45pm: tea break
3.45pm-5.00pm: teaching/meditation session

Cost $25 / $20 conc. / Free for LDKBC members / Booking essential

About the Teachers

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, Kadam Mick inspires us to develop a pure and happy mind.

 

 

 

Details

Date:
January 22
Time:
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cost:
$25

Venue

Emerald Downs Community Centre
1/100 Ocean Drive
Port Macquarie, NSW 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