A Day of Teachings and Practice – What is Mindfulness in Buddhism?
April 1 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
The Mindfulness Living Series (Part 1 of 2)
A Day of Teachings and Practice
– Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche IX
Join us for a Day of Meditation and Teachings as we Practice and Explore the Buddhist notion of Mindfulness.
For this Day of Teachings and Practice, we will combine meditation sessions with audio teachings by Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche IX.
Short retreats are a great way to deepen your knowledge of a Buddhist topic and strengthen your meditation practice. Newcomers are welcome!
In Buddhism, mindfulness is a practice of self-transformation. Associated with remembrance as the opposite to forgetfulness, the emphasis is on becoming in touch with our experiences in a genuine and open way. Beyond popular notions of ‘being in the now’ or ‘focused attention’, in this series of talks on “The Mindfulness Living”, Traleg Rinpoche provides a corrective to popular misconceptions of mindfulness and in doing so, inspires us to practice.
The Evening and Day of Teachings and Practice is a quarterly series that includes meditation sessions with instruction and teachings from Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche IX. Please join us for the opportunity to practice and learn together.
Part 1: What Is “Mindfulness” In Buddhism?
In the Buddhist tradition, there is more to mindfulness that ‘being in the now’ – and more to it than simply not judging what is present in the mind. Traleg Rinpoche explains how Mindfulness involves both remembrance and forgetting, remembering experiences that are important, significant and worth remembering and learn to forget and not dwell on bad experiences that we do not need to carry around.
Furthermore, Mindfulness can also help build resilience. Due to our habituation, we can often choose to think the worse of everything, including ourselves. Through meditation, we can learn to tell ourselves stories of encouragement and abandon the monologues of self-criticisms. Meditation is all about self-transformation, which means a change in character; one is trying to become a different person. According to Buddhism, this is possible, because of the notion of “no self”.
If you want to learn about Mindfulness in the Buddhist tradition and self-transformation, join us for this Day of Teachings and Practice!
Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche IX was enthroned as the Supreme Abbot of Trangu Monastery and underwent rigorous scholastic and meditation training under various Kagyu and Nyingma masters before coming to Australia in 1980. Traleg Rinpoche passed away on 24 July 2012 however Rinpoche’s legacy lives on in his centres and projects established worldwide. Full bio here.
|9 am – 10:30 am||Meditation|
|10:30 am – 11:00 am||Break|
|11:00 am – 12:30 pm||Meditation & Teaching|
|12:30 pm – 2 pm||Lunch|
|2 pm – 3 pm||Meditation|
|3 pm – 3:15 pm||Break|
|3:15 pm – 4:30 pm||Meditation & Teachings|
Discounts: HCC Holder 10% (code: concession) – Members 10% (code: member) – Students 30% (code: student) – Under35 30% (code: under35)
Dana I would like to apply for Dana – financial support to attend this course at E-Vam (https://evaminstitute.org/dana/)