Coogee Buddhist Group

Meditation This Week

On Wed, 15 October, 2014 - 02:23
Dhammalata's picture
Hi Coogee Meditators

On Saturday just past we had the launch of our Buddha Blitz Crowd Funding project at the Sydney Buddhist Centre in Newtown. Some of you came along and so thanks for supporting the day!

The image above was a collage that people added to during the day on Saturday; beautiful don’t you agree?

If you want to see more details about it and even contribute something please visit the Start Some Good website. I’ve put the link below; it will explain all about it and you’ll even see me prattling on in the film clip! Just scroll down – we’re currently their hottest project.

Here’s a link to more about the day on our international website

But ….. The main thing is that you keep on meditating ……. It’s the engine room of positive transformation

Hope you can make it tomorrow night

Meditation every:

Thursday 7 – 8.30 pm

Sunday 8 – 8.50 am

Much metta

Dharmalata and Padmadakini

PS: Below is a plug for a Book Launch that one of our regulars (Duncan) is holding. He’s asked me us to warmly invite you along

Dear Friends,

My new book and CD are finally out and there is a launch at Coogee Croquet Club on Tuesday, November 11th at 7pm.

This will be a casual affair in which I’ll be saying a few words about the project and also performing classical guitar for 15-20 minutes. The event will last for about one hour. After that, those who want to, can go somewhere in Coogee for a drink or something to eat - but this part is optional.

OK - the new book is called The Maelstrom Ascendant. Here’s the cover:

Just like with my last book, The Vortex Winder, it is a novel that comes with a soundtrack album of songs by my rock band Lighthouse XIII. Early reviews have been very favourable.

I’d really appreciate if you can come, as grass roots support is so important in trying to get a new book off the ground. Hope to see you there. I’ll be sending another email in 2-3 weeks with some more info.


Duncan Smith

Here’s the back cover blurb and some early review comments.

Rocker Jimmy Brandt has given up on his dreams. He’s settled down in the suburbs with his girlfriend and cat … until strange forces tempt him back to his former life.

Soon he faces a choice between good and evil - and life is so rewarding when you turn to the dark side.

Flying high again, Jimmy battles divas, despots, and most of all, himself. Yet the higher you fly, the further you can fall. Only an old, forgotten friend can save him. But does he want to be saved?

Jimmy Brandt is the anti-hero for our times, the one we need.

Beck Hartnell, UK Affray.

One of the most original novels I’ve read in years. Full of surprises and dark comedy … a hidden jewel.

J.T. McFlynn, Reprise.

Wow! A fascinating trip into the follies of the 21st century and the human mind … with the music to match.

Stef Hammett, Andromorph.

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Bodhidasa's picture
It was a treat to meet a few of the Coogee people at the Buddha Blitz Open Day. Perhaps I’ll come over and visit y’all sometime.