This introductory series will be delivered in two parts. You can attend either or both, as each has a different focus.
Part One 3, 10 & 17 Feb 2019, led by Michael Joseph
Part Two 3, 24 & 31 March 2019, led by Rosie McKew
Beyond Mindfulness – Meditations for Life
Many people believe that happiness and unhappiness depend on conditions. If we have good conditions, we are happy, but bad conditions produce unhappiness.
However, the Buddhist view is different. It holds that ultimately happiness completely depends on the mind. If our mind is agitated, miserable or anxious we have no joy.
If we are open, relaxed and insightful we have mental equanimity and sustained happiness. These three classes introduce the mind, explain that its nature is clarity and awareness and that through removing mental defilements unhappiness is eliminated and joy cultivated.
Course teacher, Michael Joseph was a student of the famous scholar Venerable Geshe Acharya Thubten Loden from 1977 until Geshe-la’s passing in 2011.
Michael received teachings on many of the great Tibetan Buddhist texts. He has been teaching since 1981. Michael also studied from His Holiness the Dalai Lama, His Holiness Trijang Rinpoche, and his eminence Zasep Tulku Rinpoche. Michael has worked as a consultant with many of Australia’s largest corporations. He brings an analytical and scientific approach to his explanation of Buddhist meditation and principles.
In this 3 week course (part 1), you will learn the basic meditation techniques that anyone, from any background, can use to improve the quality of life. You will learn to identify and develop the mental habits and patterns that support wellbeing and to deconstruct the habits and minds that disrupt our happiness and balance.
Classes are held in our beautiful peaceful Tibetan temple from 1.30 to 3 pm for four Sundays from 3 to 17 February. Part 2 will start on the 3 March.
You are welcome to come along to any class in the series.
The class is followed by tea, coffee and cakes for those who’d like to join us. Facility charge is $10 with proceeds supporting maintenance of the temple and gardens.
For more information please call Jean on 9333 1770 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.