Coogee Buddhist Group

The Elevator Pitch

On Tue, 14 January, 2014 - 05:04
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Coogee Meditation Group Elevator Pitch

Terry from our group recently floated the concept of ‘The Elevator Pitch’ past me; a pithy encapsulation of one’s mission statement so economical that it can be delivered between floors of a building whilst riding the lift with the CEO.

If you can’t communicate it in thirty seconds you probably don’t understand it yourself!

So here goes:

The Coogee Meditation Group teaches and supports the development of traditional Buddhist Meditation techniques to anyone interested in practising them.

If done with right effort and consistency and in conjunction with ethical training you will be progressively freed from the conditioning that limits you and cultivate a mind that is calm, creative and free.

The Buddha said that his teaching has but one taste – the taste of freedom and that’s what we can offer you – your own path to freedom and a heart that is liberated!

This week:

  • Arthacarya will be leading the sit and post discussion. I’ve put his blurb below and I warmly encourage you to join us. I meet up with Arthacarya (and other brothers) every Sunday night as he is in my order member chapter and over a sustained period of time I have developed a great deal of respect for his insight, integrity and kind heart. I believe he has much to offer us.
The Practice of Patience
This evening will be devoted to an exploration of the Buddhist virtue of patience, or Kshanti. Arthacarya will outline the place and importance of Kshanti within the Buddhist tradition and then commence with an exploration from a personal perspective. He will lead a guided reflection on Kshanti, and there will be plenty of time for questions and answers.

Dharmacaryi Arthacarya has been ordained within the Triratna Buddhist Order for 12 years. He is married and parent of a 2.5 year old boy, and the practice of patience is very much a moment by moment challenge!

(see blog .

He teaches mindfulness based stress reduction courses to the general public at

  • Study group is on this Sunday at the Croquet Club between 9 and 10.30 – please email me if you interested in joining this group
Much metta

Padmadakini and Dharmalata

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