Armidale Community Buddhist Centre Program for 2011

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

All classes are weekly unless otherwise noted.

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PLEASE NOTE: All classes are free and we invite you to leave a small donation to help with rent and electricity costs. If you cannot afford anything then please feel free to come anyway.

Monday night 6 – 7pm ONGOING – Meditation practices from the Buddhist tradition –  Good for Beginners

This led session is divided into two short sits and walking meditation. It is aimed at people beginning a practice as well working towards the integration of mindfulness into daily life. Everyone welcome. For more information contact Maxine 6778 5038 or

maxineross1@bigpond.com

Tuesdays – 7pm – 8.30pm ONGOING – Union of Sutra and Tantra Course Year 5 – Madhyamakavatara by Chandrakirti.

The Madhyamak?vat?ra relates the M?dhyamaka doctrine of ’emptiness’ (Sanskrit: ??nyat?) to the ‘spiritual discipline’ (Sanskrit: sadhana) of a Bodhisattva. The Madhyamak?vat?ra contains eleven chapters, where each addresses one of the ‘ten perfections’ (Sanskrit: p?ramit?) fulfilled by Bodhisattvas as they traverse the ‘ten stages’ (Sanskrit: bh?mi) to Buddhahood, which is the final chapter.

Wednesdays – 5.30 – 6.30pm – ONGOINGZen Meditation led by Jennifer Gentle

FORTNIGHTLY Wednesdays – 7pm – 8pm –  ONGOING –   – Buddhism for Beginners – covering the basics of Buddhism, practical topics and some short meditations and discussion to give you a taste of Buddhism.

Friday 1st April7-  8.30pmMONTHLY – first Friday of the monthJe Tsongkhapa Guru Yoga – some time to do the practice, emphasise certain visualisations, and short discussion afterwards so we can learn from each other. Depending on group preference we may alternate with practice of Black Manjushri or White Mahakala

VAJRA LING – Rocky River -SUNDAY Meditation 10am -12.30pm

The regular Sunday calm-abiding meditation programme is ONGOING. The meditations are led by experienced meditators and start at 10.00am and go to about 12.30pm.
We start with some preliminary prayers and mantra recitations and then do 20 minutes of sitting meditation followed by 10 minutes of walking meditation, and continue like that until 12.30pm. Sometimes we finish with loving kindness meditation, followed by a short discussion. We then have some lunch to share for those who wish to stay on.