Sundays, 6pm in Brisbane
Developing a meditation practice is so much easier with the support of a group. Every Sunday evening from 6pm – 8pm, join us as we explore the liberating insights and practices taught by the Buddha. Each week we host experienced contemporary meditation teachers, who give talks on various aspects of the practice.
We sit together at Haiku Arts and Yoga Studio which is located just under the ‘Wrapture’ restaurant on Russell St, a few doors down from West End post office. Head down the concrete ramp and open the sliding door.
Insight Meditation: Ways of Taking in the World.
Springbrook, Wednesday 22 to Wednesday 29 May 2019
In this retreat you’ll have the opportunity to experiment with different approaches to meditation. You’ll have the freedom to use an approach you’re familiar with or try something new. Approaches will include ways of settling the discursive mind, embodied awareness, energy body and metta practices, and meditations that help us notice the way we take in the world.
We will follow the common silent Insight Meditation format of periods of sitting, walking, movement/yoga practice, dharma talks, small groups and interviews. The retreat is suitable for both new and experienced meditators. More experienced meditators have the option of a largely solitary retreat with little teacher contact while having the support of a retreat environment.
The retreat is at the Theosophical Society Retreat Centre in Springbrook. There’s good walks in the area and everyone gets a room to themselves.
115 Haig Road, Auchenflower
Arrive just before 9am for 9am start
Silent, self-led meditation (no instruction) from 9am-12pm.
Suitable for people with meditation experience.
Option to practice mindfulness of movement
& stillness according to your own timing.
Optional discussion over tea & biscuits from 12-12.30pm
Cost & Bookings:
No bookings required. No charge for event.
Contributions for venue hire are welcome.
What To Bring:
Bolsters and chairs available.
Bring your own sitting equipment if you prefer.
Tonight we will explore what anchors us – in life, in meditation and through the ups, downs and in-betweens – through subtle, experientially based inquiry. At the base of this inquiry is the notion of yoniso manasikārā (wise reflection/appropriate attention), along with a quietude that supports wisdom and serenity to emerge into any moment.
The Buddha offered a set of truths for daily contemplation that are relevant and striking even today. We’ll delve into the 5 Recollections, and engage with how we can use these reminders to help us awaken from the limitations, stress, and unease that too often occupy us in daily life. Please join us to practice the dharma, meet with community, and reflect on these profound truths, as well as others that will arise from the group discussion
In the past Victor has given talks about one’s carbon footprint or legacy. He’s also focussed on our sense of entitlement and how that is dependent. These two sessions will touch briefly on those issues but cover much broader ground. The sessions will start by looking at statements from senior Insight Meditation teachers in England who took part in civil disobedience actions to call for a more urgent response to climate change and to the loss of species. We’ll look at their varied thoughts and motivations; at other responses to the climate crisis, at the sense of resignation, and at how dharma teachings might guide us.