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January 2020

Opening Forum – Buddhist Summer School 2020

January 11 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Maitripa Centre, 528 Myers Creek Road
Healesville, Victoria 3777 Australia
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Free

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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Acceptance, Non-self, Idiosyncrasy, Non-conflict

January 11 @ 9:30 am - January 14 @ 1:00 pm
Maitripa Centre, 528 Myers Creek Road
Healesville, Victoria 3777 Australia

Venerable Hasapanna will teach on the following topics Self Acceptance You search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your Love & Affection than yourself, but that person is not to be found anywhere. You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love & affection. Saturday morning – Lecture Hall 2 The Key to Freedom The Greater Discourse on the Full-Moon Night Mahāpuṇṇama Sutta - Majjhima Nikaya 109 From the Middle Length Discourse (Majjhima Nikaya)…

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Dungse Lama Pema Tsewang

January 11 @ 9:30 am - January 12 @ 1:00 pm
Maitripa Centre, 528 Myers Creek Road
Healesville, Victoria 3777 Australia
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The Six Paramitas The six paramitas, or transcendent perfections, are an essential concept in the practice of Mahayana Buddhism. They are translated as generosity, discipline, patience, diligence, meditative concentration, and wisdom. From the Buddhist point of view in general, and from the Mahayana point of view in particular, in order to progress properly on the path, we need to go beyond our conventional understanding of the self. Para in Sanskrit literally means the ‘other shore’ and here it means going…

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Psychology of the Yogas with Dr Gidi Ifergan

January 11 @ 2:30 pm - January 14 @ 6:00 pm
Maitripa Centre, 528 Myers Creek Road
Healesville, Victoria 3777 Australia
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In this series, Dr Gidi Ifergan will explore how yogic methods can be harnessed to heal negative tendencies, promote psychological healing and encourage awareness of natural clear mind.

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Fukan Zazen Gi

January 11 @ 2:30 pm - January 12 @ 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 @ 2:30 pm - January 14 @ 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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February 2020

Urban Day Retreat for Under 35s

February 15 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
E-Vam Institute, 673 Lygon Street
Princes Hill, Victoria 3054 Australia
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$20 – $30

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be on a Buddhist retreat? E-Vam Institute is offering a one day retreat in Princes Hill to give you a taste of what retreat is like.  The whole day program focuses on Tibetan yoga, meditation, Buddhist philosophy and ritual practice, incorporating aspects of retreat such as noble silence and adopting a mindful and positive attitude. We welcome anyone under the age of 35 with an interest in Buddhism. Sat 15th Feb 2020,…

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Losar Party – Year of the Iron Mouse (Lunar new year celebrations)

February 22 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
E-Vam Institute, 673 Lygon Street
Princes Hill, Victoria 3054 Australia
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Free

Join us  at E-Vam to welcome in the Tibetan year of the iron mouse. There will be puja, refreshments, and finger food. Everyone is welcome to attend!  

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March 2020

JAPANESE BRUSH CALLIGRAPHY (SHODO)

March 8 @ 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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Introduction to Buddhist Meditation for U35s – Online

March 12 @ 6:00 pm - March 26 @ 7:30 pm
E-Vam Institute, 673 Lygon Street
Princes Hill, Victoria 3054 Australia
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$15 – $20

This course will provide an introduction to meditation. You will learn how to cultivate a healthy relationship with your body, thoughts, and emotions, and with others. Throughout the course you will be guided through practices of self-reflection and meditation-in-action, and learn about progressive stages of meditative practice All under 35 courses are delivered by experienced practitioners and students of Traleg Rinpoche engaged in long-term study of Buddhist philosophy. Session dates: Thursdays, March 12, 19 and 26 Session Times: 6.00pm to…

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