7:30 — 9 pm: Buddhist teaching, meditation and discussion — For people wishing to deepen their understanding and maintain an ongoing practice. Led by senior students of our sangha. All welcome including beginners. No bookings are necessary, just turn up on the night.
MAY Charles Chadwick
JUNE Maria Grist: Back to Basics, and the Four Noble Truths
The Mountains And Rivers Zen group meets at the Hobart Meditation Centre and is open to all. It provides a structure and support for anyone interested in Zen-related meditation and mindfulness training.
Lunchtime sitting — Wednesdays 12.30-1.00. Low key "just sitting" meditation, often with a bit of a chat afterwards. Jill, Ron and Andreas are trying to ensure that there's always someone there. Very occasionally it doesn't happen because no-one with a key can make it ... a good opportunity to practise equanimity if you're waiting and nothing happens ;-). Everyone welcome.
Thursday evening sit 6.30-8pm - bare bones zen - just sitting, just walking
Each month there are two days, the 10th and 25th after the full moon, which are especially important for practitioners of Highest Yoga Tantra.
The tsog offering is very important for renewing commitments and averting obstacles. It is a special method through which we come under the care and guidance of the Dakas and Dakinis who bestow completion stage realizations. Our wealth, merit, and great bliss will increase through this practice. When we make a tsog offering we should regard both those to whom the offering is made and those who are making the offering as Heroes and Heroines. We offer the tsog offering to the Field for Accumulating Merit, which includes the entire assembly of Heroes and Heroines.
When we gather together in a group to do a tsog offering puja it is very important that we regard everyone as an assembly of Heroes (Dakas) and Heroines (Dakinis). If we do this puja alone we should visualize ourselves surrounded by all beings in the aspect of Heroes and Heroines.
From Roslyn Alexander: “Tsog practice gives me an intent to do sadhana practice twice a month when I know thousands of other students world wide are doing the same. Since the dates are set by the new moon, I feel the potency of the practice is amplified by synchronising it with others who use a deity practice to inspire them. Having had the golden opportunity to sit long retreats with other students of Zasep Rinpoche, I delight in remembering the sangha practising together and imagine them sitting with me.”
MORE INFORMATION: Beginners are welcome to our regular meditation meetings. Bookings are not necessary. A donation is appreciated to cover room costs (suggested $5). Meetings are held at our meditation rooms, 2nd floor, 73 Liverpool St. Please go up the laneway towards the dance studio, then look for the door (between two bamboo pots) going into the building at your left. Go up the stairs to the second floor.
For more information about these classes please contact us.