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It's so practical ....

Tue, 6 Mar, 2018 - 01:42

It's so practical ....

Tue, 6 Mar, 2018 - 01:42

Actions have consequences is a very concise way of encapsulating Buddhist teaching. Every thought, every action, every word that we participate in has an effect. It is karma (action) and it has a consequence …..

So when I sit down and deliberately choose to respond to myself and others with kindness I am setting up conditions for future happiness and well being; it’s very practical!

It’s a powerful and challenging idea don’t you think, to really take...

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How we respond ...

Wed, 7 Feb, 2018 - 01:26

How we respond ...

Wed, 7 Feb, 2018 - 01:26


You are constantly creating new karma, and that gives you a golden opportunity. With your reaction to each experience, you create the karma that will color your future.

—Trungram Gyalwa Rinpoche, “The Power of the Third Moment”

Hope you can meditate with us this week


Thursday      7 - 8 pm
Sunday        8 - 9 am


Metta
Padmadakini and Dharmalata  

 

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Do you notice the bad bricks?

Tue, 30 Jan, 2018 - 00:45

Do you notice the bad bricks?

Tue, 30 Jan, 2018 - 00:45

Two offerings for you this week:

Saturday night (Feb 3) 7pm Coogee Croquet Clubrooms


Showing some of short films from Tricycle Magazine’s Buddhist Film Club


BYO   Vego food and drinks to share


and 


One of the fellas who comes along to our Monday Night Men’s Dharma Study at The Sydney Buddhist Centre shared this Ajahn Brahm clip with us and it brought tears to my eyes so I thought I’d share it:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kiu7iHzYQhQ

Hope you...

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Meditation This Week

Thu, 25 Jan, 2018 - 03:41

Meditation This Week

Thu, 25 Jan, 2018 - 03:41

Apologies for the late email this week but I’ve been sorting out who might be able to lead our regular meditation sits while both Padmadakini and I are on (two different) retreats.


So ….. 


Tonight (Thursday) no meditation


Sunday  8- 9 am  (led by Jim who is a highly experienced teacher and practitioner of meditation)


And …..


Please put Saturday week into your diaries and join us at the Croquet Club for The Short Buddhist Film Festival 


7 pm and...

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Two Invitations

Tue, 16 Jan, 2018 - 05:48

Two Invitations

Tue, 16 Jan, 2018 - 05:48

Dear Coogee Meditators

On the Australia Day Long Weekend The Sydney Buddhist Centre is holding a retreat to which you are all invited. It’s a lovely opportunity to relax, invest come care into our retreat centre and also have a retreat experience of meditation and some reflection on The Buddha’s teachings. We are on the banks of The Georges River and the swimming is lovely - there’ll be time to relax and unwind.

Here’s a link if you’d like to book. Cost is $50...

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Meditation is .....

Mon, 8 Jan, 2018 - 20:42

Meditation is .....

Mon, 8 Jan, 2018 - 20:42

To Meditate is to stop, be present and acknowledge gently and fully what is going on. And then to turn the mind, supported by kindness towards the object you have chosen whether it be one’s breath, kindness or anything else.


By doing this we gradually create a mind imbued with those qualities: friendliness, spaciousness, calm, attentiveness …….


I hope you can join us for meditation this week:
Thursday   7 - 8 pm
Sunday     8 - 9 am
...

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The Breeze of the Dharma

Tue, 2 Jan, 2018 - 01:42

The Breeze of the Dharma

Tue, 2 Jan, 2018 - 01:42

It was one of those really hot, humid days we’ve been having lately. I was sitting somewhere experiencing the oppression of it when a gentle, cool breeze blew in. 


It was beautiful: an elixir. A cool breeze can revivify, uplift one’s spirits and give us the encouragement to carry on. 
Or, it can just bring sweet and very welcome relief …….


And it reminded me of the parable of the rain cloud which The Buddha used to describe the...

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A Film and Meditation Workshop

Tue, 12 Dec, 2017 - 06:06

A Film and Meditation Workshop

Tue, 12 Dec, 2017 - 06:06

This Sunday December 17th we have Vajradaka visiting from the UK
Vajradaka is a meditation teacher who has lived and breathed (pardon the pun) his practice for decades. He lives at Vajraloka, one of our long time retreat centres in North Wales in the UK.
https://www.vajraloka.org/

He will be presenting a workshop for us at the Coogee Croquet Club on Sunday December 17th from 10 am - 1 pm
All are welcome and...

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Meditation This Week

Tue, 5 Dec, 2017 - 01:13

Meditation This Week

Tue, 5 Dec, 2017 - 01:13


On Sunday December 17th we have Vajradaka visiting from the UK


Vajradaka is a meditation teacher who has lived and breathed (pardon the pun) his practice for decades. He lives at Vajraloka, one of our long time retreat centres in North Wales in the UK.


https://www.vajraloka.org/

He will be presenting a workshop for us at the Coogee Croquet Club on Sunday December 17th from 10 am - 1 pm


All are welcome and...

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Meditation This Week

Tue, 21 Nov, 2017 - 07:01

Meditation This Week

Tue, 21 Nov, 2017 - 07:01

Dear Coogee Meditators


Hope you can make it to meditation with us this week


Thursday   7 - 8.30 pm
Sunday      8 - 9 am


And if you’re interested in attending a retreat led by Vajradaka: one of our very experienced meditation teachers from the UK December 8 - 10 out at our retreat centre on the banks of the Georges River click on the link below for more details:


https://www.sydneybuddhistcentre.org.au/retreats/threads-dharma-sangha-r…


Metta
Dharmalata and Padmadakini
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