Vipassana Illawarra Calendar
Practicing Vipassana - Practicing for Peace - A Daylong Retreat
Practicing Vipassana meditation is perhaps the greatest gift we can give to ourselves and others. Vipassana is concerned primarily with the cultivation of awareness and understanding. Awareness so that we can see our minds more clearly and Understanding so that we can know what is useful and what is not for experiencing a deep harmonious relationship with ourselves and the world.
The secret of success in meditation practice is in continuity. Throughout the day there will be periods of sitting and walking meditation followed by a Q&A and discussion about strategies for the integration of mindfulness in daily life. The course is suitable for beginners and also those with past experience in insight and mindfulness meditation practices.
Date: Sunday April 18th 2021
Time: 9am-3:30pm AEST
Venue: Tops Conference Centre, Stanwell Tops
If you would like to join us via zoom please register here.
Cost: $50 Full payment is required on the day
Practicing for Peace: A four week course on Vipassana Meditation
A four-week course with Grahame White
At the heart of Buddha’s teaching, which he described as a “path to come out of conflict and stress”, is a practice known as Satipitthana Vipassana (Mindfulness meditation). Satipitthana is a Pali word translated as “The four foundations of mindfulness”.
These four are listed as; Mindfulness of the Body, Feelings, Mind and Mind Qualities. These four are a process of activity which when cultivated, bring about a greater awareness and understanding in our minds.
The aim of this four week course is for participants to get to know well these four foundations of mindfulness. Instruction, explanation and periods of meditation practice will be given, utilising a different one of the four each week. By the end of the course participants should have a good understanding and reliable practice, which will be useful in navigating the ups and down of everyday life.
This course will be suitable for both experienced meditators as well as newcomers to Vipassana meditation.
Tuesday Evenings 4 week class
Week One: April 13th
Week Two: April 20th
Week Three: April 27th
Week four: May 4th
Venue: Face to Face & Zoom
* There is no cost for these courses at the Buddhist Library but donations are welcome.
For inquiries and to register CLICK HERE
Please note registration is required.