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.
AUGUST 2017 Charles Chadwick.
SEPTEMBER 2017 Madhu Lilley.
The Mountains And Rivers Zen group is open to all. It provides a structure and support for anyone interested in Zen-related meditation and mindfulness training.
at Hobart Buddhist Meditation Centre (above Goulds Naturopathica, floor 2, 73 Liverpool Street)
Weekly: Wednesday 1230-1pm lunchtime sit
Thursday 6.30-8pm ‘bare bones sitting’ - just sitting, just walking
Twice monthly: On the 2nd and last Sunday every month.
0930-noon - includes sutra chanting & 3 periods of sitting followed by Sangha Sharing from 1130-noon.
at Kunanyi House, Fern Tree
15-16 July and 18/19 November
weekend zazenkai practice: usually from 9am - 4 or 4.30pm
may include interweaving of some elements of zen arts e.g. haiku writing & sharing.
Visit by Roshi Susan Murphy
This visit from 7 - 14 September will include a public talk followed by a 3 day sesshin (zen intensive retreat) at Kunanyi House then a 2 night sojourn in the mountains of Mt Field National Park.
7 Sep - early evening public talk Fullers Bookshop
8-11 Sep - 3 day sesshin (non-residential) at Kunanyi House
12-14 Sep - 2 night residential retreat at Government Huts, near Lake Dobson, Mt Field National Park.
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.”
Our meetings are held on the 2nd floor of the Goulds building in Liverpool St.
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, 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.