Coogee Buddhist Group

This Precious Life

On Tue, 10 May, 2016 - 05:47
dharmalata's picture
dharmalata

This Precious Life


Last Friday, at the invitation of Asanka and Saktha, two Sri Lankan friends of our Coogee Meditation Group, I visited the Katoomba vihara or temple. 
If you haven’t been there I highly recommend you try to get along sometime as it is a magical place. 
Apart from the p

eace and friendliness it is set amongst natural bushland on the side of the escarpment and the architecture and gardens are simply lovely to luxuriate and unwind in …….
It is presided over by two Sri Lankan monks who were most welcoming. 


The main point in me sharing this is to try to impart some of the preciousness of meditation practice. For me there was a very palpable peace to be experienced there and it was embedded in both the monks and the environment they cared for. I know I was only meeting them for a day but my sense was that they really did radiate the benefits of a life lived with stillness, simplicity and contentment. 


Sure, most of us won’t take the bold and uncompromising step of such a dedicated spiritual life but that doesn’t mean we can’t move toward the same qualities in our own life context. 


one very potent tool we all have available to us is daily or at least regular meditation.
So, I hope you can meditate with us this week.


Thursday     7 - 8.30 pm


Sunday        8 - 8.50 am


Metta 


Padmadakini and Dharmalata

PS: Kaija has her second singing class at the Croquet Club tomorrow night and all are invited to come and join. Gina and I went along to the first one and will be there again tomorrow - easy, fun and totally non-threatening
Here’s a short blurb
Hi music friends!
The next singing session is happening on Wednesday May 11th this time at7.30-9pm at the Coogee Croquet Club for songs with tea and wine in fine harmony. 
I look forward to sing with you! 
www.kaijasings.com for further details and to book

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Amarachandra's picture

I so want to be there!!!

Thanks for the article, Dharmalata - great to hear what is going on at Coogee Bay. Hope the morning meditaitons are going well with interest growing…

catch’ya

Amarachandra x

dharmalata's picture

Amarachandra thanks so much for your  interest and encouragement.

I hope at some time you may even get to visit. 

Can you tell me a bit about yourself - where you live, where you practise etcetera?

I am well overdue to report in to Shabda so I’ll do it within the next couple of weeks inspired by your message

metta

Dharmalata