Coogee Buddhist Group

Happiness and Freedom

On Wed, 31 August, 2016 - 03:36
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dharmalata

“From morning to night, twenty four hours a day, everything depends on our attitude. When we have a positive attitude it produces the result of happiness: when we have a negative attitude it produces the result of suffering. The happiness we experience each day comes from our positive attitudes and the suffering we experience comes from our negative attitudes. Therefore, as we are the creator, we have great freedom. Since it’s just up to our mind, we have great freedom to stop experiencing suffering and to obtain happiness by abandoning non-virtue and transforming our mind into virtue.”


                                                                  Lama Zopa Rimpoche - How Things Exist


This comes from a book Lisa kindly sourced for our Meditation Group’s Library

Hope you can join us this week:


Thursday       7 - 8.30 pm
Sunday          8 - 8.50 am

And a special invite (Gina and I will be going so come and hang out with us!!):


https://www.facebook.com/sydneybuddhistcentre/?fref=ts
 

Fundraiser, Saturday 3rd Sept, 7pm @ SBC 

We will be showing a film (Tashi & the Monk), providing dinner and have a few other fun things at a suggested donation of $30. A poster is on the noticeboard. 

The fundraiser is to help me travel to India/UK in October for the Youth Convention and other activities. Details on the purpose of the trip are outlined in the email below. 

Donations can also be placed in a bucket next to the [old] dana bowl (I feel uneasy placing it there but people have started giving me cash on behalf of others. I needed a practical solution. Feel free to move it to a different place if you prefer). 

Grateful if you could encourage people to attend. 

With thanks 

Kylie 

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