An InvitationOn Wed, 20 January, 2016 - 02:54
Dear Coogee Meditators
In ad dition to the regular meditations we offer we also have bi-weekly Dharma study. It follows on after the Sunday morning sit and it runs from 9 until 10.30 am
If you want to learn more about Buddhist teachings you are very welcome to join. We do ask that you commit to each series and we are about to commence a new one based on the book above (more information and link to a film clip by the author below)
If you are interested please let me know by return email .
I have copies of the course book available for $34 and one of our group has told me you can also get it on Kindle
In any case I hope we see you for meditation this week
Thursday 7 - 8.30 pm
Sunday 8 - 8.50 am
Dharmalata and Padmadakini
The Journey and the Guide: A Practical Course in Enlightenment
This book is for anyone who wants their life to be a journey.
Maitreyabandhu is a prize-winning poet who has been sharing his experience of practising Buddhism for over 20 years. With humour and profundity, mixing poetry and myth with down-to earth instruction, he describes what it means to set out on the Buddha’s journey and how you can follow it – day by day and week-by-week.
This is an eight-week course in Enlightenment that will take a lifetime to complete.
‘The natural mode of consciousness is to expand. In every moment we can either allow consciousness to unfold or we can make it ‘me’ and ‘mine’ and feel it shrink back to the level of egocentricity. It’s as if we’ve identified with a tiny ripple on the surface of the ocean. Once we let go of that identification there’s the whole ocean:centre-less, edgeless, completely free.’
‘This book feels contemporary and relevant – full of situations and anecdotes that you’ll instantly recognize from your own life. But it also goes deep. Being both practical and profound, it really is what it says, “a practical course in Enlightenment”. - Vajragupta, author of ‘Buddhism: Tools for Living Your Life’