Coogee Buddhist Group

Retreat this Weekend

On Tue, 16 May, 2017 - 00:54
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dharmalata

Dear Coogee Meditator
Just a plug for the retreat we are holding this weekend; see below.
If you want to book you can follow this link:
 

https://www.sydneybuddhistcentre.org.au/retreats/sangha-retreat-2

Hope you can join us for meditation this week which will continue as normal
Thursday      7 - 8.30 pm
Sunday        8 - 8.50 am

Metta
Dharmalata and on behalf of Padmadakini


Sangha Retreat

Stillness, Simplicity & Contentment

The third traditional Buddhist precept in its positive form says: ‘with stillness, simplicity and contentment I purify my body’
 
Stillness, simplicity and contentment are precious commodities in contemporary urban life. The pressure surrounding us to do just the opposite is relentless; stay busy, go after sophistication and acquire stuff seems to be the predominant message.
 
If you’re anything like me, the drive to set up the ideal life, complete with home, partner, holidays, gadgets, yada yada….. is something that can distract me from the very precious opportunity to be present and taste life in its incredible and subtle beauty and richness. I miss so much of what is available because I’m caught up in the business of building a fictional future.
 
So how can the Buddha’s teaching infuse our life like the perfume of incense? How can we work with our conditions gently and skilfully in order to move increasingly toward a life that is truly conscious, spacious and engaged with what is truly and deeply close to our heart’s aspiration?
 
Using the Buddha’s third precept as our inspiration we will explore, supported by meditation, reflection and discussion, this fascinating and life-changing subject. 

The Sangha Retreat from 19-21 May, is an opportunity for those familiar with our community and meditation practices to come together. We hope this will be a weekend rich in practice and community and, as last time, we welcome those engaged in our activities in Sydney and Coogee.
 
Much Metta
 
Dharmalata


24 Enmore Road Newtown NSW 2042
t: 02 9519 0440  e: info [at] sydneybuddhistcentre.org.au

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