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Yes! You can meditate – a presentation of basic Buddhist Meditation techniques

6 April @ 9:00 am - 7 April @ 3:00 pm AEST

$1.00

PART OF THE CHENREZIG INSTITUTE INTRODUCTORY PROGRAM

 

About Event:

“Yes! You can meditate: a presentation of Buddhist Meditation techniques” is an FPMT course that presents Buddhist meditation techniques at an introductory level. It is also suitable for people who are already familiar with meditation in other traditions but would like to know more about how meditation is practiced in Tibetan Buddhism.

The course teaches meditations that can be used by anyone to create more peace and happiness in their daily life. It includes an explanation of:

  • what meditation actually is and what it is for
  • meditation postures
  • various kinds of meditation paraphernalia
  • setting up a place for meditation
  • the kinds of skills, such as concentration and mindfulness, developed in meditation

It provides an overview of meditation in general as well as specific meditation techniques including:

  • breathing meditations, such as counting the breath and nine-round breathing
  • mindfulness meditations, such as bare attention, mind like the sky, and mind like the ocean
  • visualization meditations, such as body of light and purification with light
  • analytical meditations, such as meditation on equanimity and transforming negative experiences into positive ones

Students are also introduced to the Buddhist understanding of mind as a nonphysical entity that is a stream of constantly changing moments of consciousness. Because it is possible to change the mind through meditation, harmful mental habits can be eliminated and positive ones developed and strengthened.

Students learn the various obstacles that can prevent the mind from remaining focused and methods for counteracting these obstacles. They also learn how to structure a meditation session and how to establish a long-term meditation practice.

About Teacher:

Linda McDonald

Linda has been studying and practising Buddhism for 16 years, completing FPMT’s Discovering Buddhism in 2011 at Langri Tangpa Centre, studying with Khensur Rinpoche Geshe Tashi Tsering at TKSL since 2016 and studying FPMT’s Basic Program at CI for the last 3 years.

She is an enthusiastic participant and facilitator of the Nyung Näs at CI every year since 2010 and completed the Vajrasattva 3-month retreat in Kopan in 2023. She has recently retired from 25 years as a counselor to devote her time to Dharma study and retreat.

Daily schedule for each day

9:00-10:30 (1.5 hrs)

11:00-12:00 (1 hr)

1:30-3:0 (1.5 hr)

 

REGISTRATION AND PRICING

The recommended contribution for this weekend is $120.

BUT – under our new payment policy, you may pay whatever you feel comfortable with 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).

You may register to attend in person or on line…

Register to attend in person:

Suggested contribution: $120.00

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Minimum contribution: $1.00

Register to attend online:

Note: when you 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

Details

Start:
6 April @ 9:00 am AEST
End:
7 April @ 3:00 pm AEST
Cost:
$1.00
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Venue

Chenrezig Institute Gompa
33 Johnsons Rd
Eudlo, Queensland 4554 Australia
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