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January 2020

Opening Forum – Buddhist Summer School 2020

January 11, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Maitripa Centre, 528 Myers Creek Road
Healesville, Victoria 3777 Australia
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The opening forum is an opportunity to hear the Summer School speakers engage in discussion of one of life’s big questions. There will be an opportunity for audience members to ask questions. 9.30am-11am Saturday – Lecture Hall 1 All welcome, the forum is free of charge and open to the public. Join us for morning tea and coffee afterwards or stroll through the beautiful grounds and admire the scenic views. A rich tapestry of traditions has been woven by Asian…

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Opening Forum – Buddhist Summer School 2020

January 11, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Maitripa Centre, 528 Myers Creek Road
Healesville, Victoria 3777 Australia
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37th Annual Buddhist Summer School Start your New Year by immersing yourself in teachings from Theravada, Tibetan and Zen Buddhism. Opening Forum 9:30am to 11am Saturday The opening forum is an opportunity to hear the Summer School speakers engage in discussion of one of life’s big questions. There will be an opportunity for audience members to ask questions. The forum is free of charge and open to the public.     A rich tapestry of traditions has been woven by…

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Fukan Zazen Gi

January 11, 2020 @ 2:30 pm - January 12, 2020 @ 6:00 pm
Maitripa Centre, 528 Myers Creek Road
Healesville, Victoria 3777 Australia
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Fukan Zazen Gi  On Universal Recommendation for Meditation and Buddhism With Ekai Korematsu Roshi  (2:30pm to 6pm, Sat 11 & Sun 12 Jan, Lecture Hall 2) Fukan Zazen Gi, (Principle of Universally Recommended Seated Meditation) was written by Zen Master Dogen in 1227.  It was declaration of his dharma/conviction arising from his own experience that Zazen and Buddha Dharma/Enlightenment is One and the same. Zazen is Seated Meditation that traces its origin to the Yogic culture of the Indus Valley…

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Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind

January 13, 2020 @ 2:30 pm - January 14, 2020 @ 6:00 pm
Maitripa Centre, 528 Myers Creek Road
Healesville, Victoria 3777 Australia
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ZEN MIND, BEGINNER’S MIND with Teishin Shona Innes In these sessions, the three forms of Zen meditation – bowing, sitting and walking - will be introduced.  The classic text, ‘Zen Mind, Beginners Mind’ by Shunryu Suzuki, will be used to support this essential practice and understanding of the three forms. 2 units Monday & Tuesday afternoon – Lecture Hall 2 Teishin Shona has been a student of Ekai Korematsu Roshi, Abbot of Tokozan Jikishoan for the last 16 years.  Prior…

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March 2020

JAPANESE BRUSH CALLIGRAPHY (SHODO)

March 8, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
E-Vam Institute, 673 Lygon Street
Princes Hill, Victoria 3054 Australia
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In these workshops, Jinesh Wilmot will introduce the ‘brush way’ or Shodo – Japanese Brush Calligraphy. Using a mindful approach, you will learn to write some of the basic Chinese & Japanese characters (Kanji) using brush and ink (Sumi); exploring the three forms of writing, known in Japanese as Kaisho, Gyosho and Sosho. Participants will select Japanese-Chinese character examples of their choice to practice with. During the workshop, time will be allocated for sitting and walking meditation. No previous experience…

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