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Stress less at Xmas; teaching with lunch included

December 8, 2018

- $20

Date & Timetable
Sat 8 Dec  |  11am–2pm

11am – 12.30pm: Teaching & meditations
12.45 – 2pm: Lunch

Venue
Port Macquarie Rotary Hall, 198 Hastings River Drive
Port Macquarie, NSW Australia

Topic
Stress is a common problem. Although the festive period is marketed as being a time to rest, relax and enjoy our self in the company of others, for many people it can be an extremely stressful time of the year! Stress is the cause of many of our problems. It undermines our health, happiness and peace of mind and prevents us from enjoying our life to the full. In this course discover how meditation, combined with a change in perspective on life, can enable us to remain stress free all year round.

Following this talk a delicious vegetarian lunch will be provided.
Please note: As this is a catered event, pre-booking is essential.


 

 

 

 

 

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

Cost  $20 for talk & lunch. Booking essential

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

Details

Date:
December 8, 2018
Cost:
$20

Organizer

Kadampa Meditation Centre Newcastle
Phone
02 40230215

Venue

Port Macquarie Rotary Community Hall
198 Hastings River 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