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An Introduction to The Four Close Placements of Mindfulness with Sherab Holley

14 June @ 6:30 pm - 16 June @ 3:30 pm AEST


About Event:

The four close applications of mindfulness is a complete path taught by the Buddha, cultivating mindfulness focussed on the four aspects of the body, feelings, mind (mental states) and phenomena (mental objects). The practice combines both Shamatha (Clarity) and Vipassana (Insight) meditation and forms the basis for all further Insight meditation.

 Through exploration of our own embodied experience and mental states, we can probe into how we overlay reality with our preconceptions and thus, begin to unravel our fixed and rigid views which cause us to suffer needlessly. 

The Buddha described this practice as being “…the direct path, for the purification of beings, for the overcoming of sorrow and lamentation, for overcoming pain and grief, for reaching the authentic path and for the realisation of Nirvāṇa.”

The retreat will combine guided meditation sessions, focusing on both the cultivation of Shamatha (Calm Abiding) and Vipassana (Insight Meditation) with teachings on the four close applications of mindfulness drawing on all Buddhist traditions. The retreat will begin on Friday evening with an introductory session and run through Saturday and Sunday with two sessions in the morning and two in the afternoon. An evening session on Saturday will allow time for silent meditation and discussion. 

This retreat will offer an opportunity to take ’time out’ from our busy lives to immerse ourselves in a practice that can bring balance and peace to the mind and healing to the body. This practice provides us with the skills to become aware of when mental afflictions distort our mind and disturb our equilibrium. When we can recognise afflictions as they arise, we can choose to restore balance and peace to the mind, leading to a greater sense of wellbeing and control over our reactions. 

While the teachings are drawn from the Buddhist tradition, one does not need to be Buddhist to engage in these practices. This is a practical path to achieving a calm and balanced mind that can be applied to whatever activity one wishes to focus on. 

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About The teacher:

Sherab found Buddhism in her early 20s and for the last 25 years has been studying and practicing in both the Gelug and Nyingma Traditions of Tibetan Buddhism, including 14 years as a Buddhist Nun. 

Originally from Melbourne, Victoria, Sherab was raised by a devout Christian family who instilled in her the importance of treating others with kindness, love and care. She also came to respect and value the role that faith, community and spirituality bring to daily life.  

Sherab was trained as a classical Violinist and to this day continues to teach and perform in the local Sunshine Coast area. She found that meditation and Buddhist practice enhanced her musical training and performance abilities, through heightening attention and concentration while reducing clinging and attachment to perfectionist ideals. 

After completing her Bachelor of Health Science in Naturopathy, Sherab now combines her passion for helping others with their physical and mental health concerns with the Buddha Dharma, leading and guiding meditation sessions and retreats. 

Sherab is also an avid gardener and nature lover and will often prescribe beach and nature walks to her clients.


The recommended contribution for this weekend is $120.

BUT – under our new payment policy, you may pay whatever you feel comfortable starting at only $1

Offering the course at a $1 payment will make sure anyone at all will be able to attend.

A payment of $30 will be very helpful

A payment of $60 will cover our basic costs.

A generous contribution of $120 will cover our costs and help us to continue to offer other teachings to so many – often free of charge.

Sangha are always able to attend our courses free of charge but are encouraged to please register (using their coupon).

Registration will be in person or online


Suggested contribution: $120.00

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Minimum contribution: $1.00


Note: When you are planning to register to attend online, please read the attached information and requests for the benefit of our students and volunteers: Information for online participants


Suggested contribution: $120.00

Minimum contribution: $1.00


14 June @ 6:30 pm AEST
16 June @ 3:30 pm AEST
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Chenrezig Institute Gompa
33 Johnsons Rd
Eudlo, Queensland 4554 Australia
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