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Stop, Breathe, Meditate – Half Day Meditation Course

February 17 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

 

Saturday 17 February, 2-5pm, Port Macquarie 

Through meditation we can experience a calm, spacious feeling in our mind. This peaceful feeling will help us to deal with the busyness and stresses of modern daily life. ‘When the turbulence of distracting thoughts subsides and our mind becomes still, a deep happiness and contentment naturally arises from within’.

In this half day course, Resident teacher Kadam Mick Marcon will explain the value of making time to Stop, Breathe and Meditate, and give practical guidance on how to meditate. Everyone is welcome to attend, no previous experience is required.

Cost & Booking

Sat 17 Feb, 2-5pm,

$30 full, $25 conc, Free for KMCN Card Holders

 

 

 

 

 

About the Teacher

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:
February 17
Time:
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Organizer

Kadampa Meditation Centre Newcastle
Phone
02 40230215

Venue

Bonny Hills Community Hall
Graham St
Bonny Hills, NSW 2445 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