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Mindful or Mindfull ?

March 19 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Mind or Mindfull? – Meditation day retreat@ Wauchope/Redbank , Mar 19th: 9.30am-4.30pm

Do you find your mind is too busy at times? Do you wake in the night thinking too much or have a tendency to overthink situations? A busy mind can leave us feeling tired, stressed, anxious and unable to really enjoy our life.

Meditation is a powerful tool to reduce the busyness of our mind and bring our thoughts under control. By training in meditation and mindfulness we can develop greater clarity, focus and peace of mind.

In this course learn simple techniques to develop a peaceful mind that will help solve daily problems, overcome negative mental habits and improve our happiness.

Retreat Timetable: 

Reception: 9.30am-9.45am
Session 1: 9.45am-10.45am
Tea Break (in silence): 10.45am-11.30am
Session 2: 11.30am-12.30pm
Lunch Break: 12.30pm-1.45pm 
Session 3: 1.45pm-2.45pm
Tea Break: 2.45pm-3.30pm
Session 4: 3.30pm-4.30pm

Cost & Booking:

$55 full, $45 concession, $8 for LDKBC members. Includes refreshments and lunch.

 

 

 

 

 

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:
March 19
Time:
9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Organizer

Losang Dragpa Kadampa Buddhist Centre
Phone:
02 40230215

Venue

F.U.N Yoga
21 Redbank Road
Redbank, NSW 2246 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