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Introduction to Buddhism & Buddhist Meditation Melbourne, CBD

Introduction to Buddhism & Buddhist Meditation Melbourne

Melbourne, VIC

Subject: Meditation

What is meditation?

Meditation in a Buddhist context means ‘effortlessly resting in the here and now’. This state can be achieved through methods such as ‘calm abiding’ and ‘insight’ meditation; by working with inner energies; or through focussing on Buddha forms of energy and light. The most effective way however is to identify with one’s own Buddha nature – as is taught in Diamond Way Buddhism. The goal is to keep this highest view not only during, but also in between meditation sessions.

What is liberation and enlightenment?

Liberation means to recognise that one’s body, thoughts and feelings are in a state of constant change and hence cannot form a real ‘I’. One no longer experiences oneself as the target, which is the cause of all suffering. From this state, full enlightenment naturally follows. Here the clear light of mind radiates through every experience. The separation between the one who experiences something, the object of the experience and the experience itself has disappeared. Mind enjoys the qualities that arise in and by itself in every moment and is effortless and spontaneous in all situations.

What does Buddhism offer the west?

Buddhism offers “effective methods that lead to a direct experience of mind,” says Lopon Tsechu Rinpoche, one of the most experienced teachers of Tibetan Buddhism. Buddha’s teachings are like a diamond – unchangeable in nature, yet reflecting the color of the ground upon which it is laid. In this way, without losing their essence, the teachings have adapted to the cultural conditions of different societies and times. The teachings were first transmitted in India for 1500 years, and after that for another 1000 years in Tibet. Today, the limitlessness of the Diamond Way (Vajrayana) Buddhist view and its methods are more and more appealing to the well educated and independent people of the West. There are now over 600 meditation centres in 44 countries worldwide, with active and energetic centres in North and South America, Russia, Europe, the UK and Oceania. Lama Ole Nydahl works with these meditation centres under the spiritual guidance of the 17th Karmapa, Thaye Dorje.

 
Is lasting happiness possible? Come and find out!
 
Join us for our monthly introductory lecture on Diamond Way Buddhism and Buddhist Meditation.
 
The...

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Is lasting happiness possible? Come and find out!
 
Join us for our monthly introductory lecture on Diamond Way Buddhism and Buddhist Meditation.
 
The lectures are presented by one of our experienced practitioners, we will then do a group meditation and there will also be time for questions.
 
We meet on the first Wednesday of the Month @ 7:00pm
Do you work in the city? Or are you going out for dinner? Meet us afterwards at Ross House for a lecture and meditation.
Where: Ross House - 247 Flinders Lane, Melbourne (2 min walk from Flinders St station)
 
We also have a weekly meditation program at our main centre in Malvern:
Tuesday @ 8:15pm: Short Talk and Group Meditation
Thursday @ 8:15pm: Short Talk and Group Meditation
 
The centre can be found at 2/1 Evandale Rd, Malvern. It's a 2 minute walk from Malvern Station.
 
We regularly have courses held by Buddhist teachers and meditation retreats.
Check out our webpage for more details, it's at diamondway dot org dot au.
 
What is the Diamond Way?
Diamond Way Buddhism Melbourne is one of more than 600 international Buddhist centres of the Karma Kagyu Lineage, under the spiritual guidance of the 17th Karmapa Trinlay Thaye Dorje and founded by Lama Ole Nydahl. The centre is run and maintained through the idealism of friends who meditate together at locations across Melbourne.

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When

Please contact us for upcoming dates and/or more information about this class

Where

Ross House
247 Flinders Ln
Melbourne, VIC 3000

Price: FREE

 

The teachers

Diamond Way Buddhism Melbourne is one of more than 600 international Buddhist centres of the Karma Kagyu Lineage, under...

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Diamond Way Buddhism Melbourne is one of more than 600 international Buddhist centres of the Karma Kagyu Lineage, under the spiritual guidance of the 17th Karmapa Trinlay Thaye Dorje and founded by Lama Ole Nydahl. The centre is run and maintained through the idealism of friends who meditate together in Malvern.
We welcome newcomers at any of the regular meditations listed below. If you can please call ahead so we can ensure someone is available to welcome you and give you some useful introductory information.
We hold introductory sessions on the first Tuesday of each month followed by a guided 16th Karmapa meditation.
Buddhist teachings and meditation courses are held regularly throughout the year.
For more information about the Melbourne Diamond Way Buddhism Centre please visit our website: diamondway dot org dot au.

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