ACBC Program – February 2008

Armidale Community Buddhist CentreArmidale Community Buddhist Centre

211 Beardy St Armidale (white door, upstairs near Mandarin Restaurant)

Website: http://home.exetel.com.au/acbc/

Mondays

Introduction to Buddhism– 7pm – 8.30pm.

– ideal for beginners

  • Buddha’s Life and the Four Noble Truths
  • Eightfold Noble Path
  • Overview of Buddhist Schools
  • Meditation and everyday life

Tuesdays

Lojong – Thought Transformation – 7pm – 8.30pm – Practical techniques used by Tibetan Buddhists to let go of self cherishing in order to achieve happiness and an open heart dedicated to others.

Wednesdays

Letting Go Being Here Now Meditation Fortnightly 5.30pm – 6.30pm –

Everyday Buddhism 7pm – 9pm– Applying buddhist principles to common problems encountered in day to day living. Making the most of our human life.

Thursdays

ACI [Asian Classics Institute] courses 7pm – 9pm. This is an in depth study of Gelug Tibetan Buddhism covering the main topics of a Geshe degree. All courses are free and we ask for a small donation to cover running costs

Programs subject to change contact Pedro for starting dates on (02) 6771 3016

ACBC is a non-profit community organisation
The religion of the future will be a cosmic religion.

“Buddhism has the characteristics of what would be expected in a cosmic religion for the future: it transcends a personal God, avoids dogmas and theology; it covers both the natural & spiritual, and it is based on a religious sense aspiring from the experience of all things, natural and spiritual, as a meaningful unity. Buddhism answers this description.

If there is any religion that would cope with modern scientific needs, it would be Buddhism.”

– Albert Einstein

[1954, from Albert Einstein: The Human Side, edited by Helen Dukas and Banesh Hoffman, Princeton University Press]

Vajra Ling Buddhist Centre

A non- profit community organisation

Rowbottoms Road, Rocky River

Tel:? Maxine (02)

67785038 or Dianne (02) 6772 6674

Email: release@exemail.com.au

Tradition: Gaden for the West – Interpreting and Integrating Gelug Tibetan Buddhism Spiritual Director: Zasep Tulku Rinpoche

The mud brick meditation hall or Gompa with its specially constructed stained glass windows and polished wooden floors, seats 40 and has a beautiful energy from the numerous retreats conducted by Zasep Rinpoche, approximately every two years since its construction. Our half day sits are suitable for beginners and you can come and sit for a short while or for longer. All events are by donation and are held at Vajra Ling unless stated otherwise.

Calm Abiding Meditation – Starts February 10th

Sundays – 10am to 12.30pm –

Come and enjoy a gentle ½ day of sitting and walking meditation in this beautiful setting blessed by the many retreats and teachings given by eminent teachers. There will also be contemplation to open the heart and still the mind followed by a short discussion. Bring lunch to share if you wish.

Suitable for both beginners and experienced meditators.

Other courses and teachings available please contact us.