“Waking up is not a selfish pursuit of happiness, it is a revolutionary
stance, from the inside out, for the benefit of all beings in existence.”
― Noah Levine

Upcoming

Below you will find a list of upcoming events at Heart Insight including the teacher who will be leading the night and the topic for the teaching and discussion. See below for a list of previous events.

Jan
20
Sun
Patrick Kearney – Touch & Story
Jan 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Often when we come to practise meditation we find ourselves overwhelmed by the river of stories that flows through our minds. This is the realm of narrative, the virtual world within which we live most of the time. In the Buddha’s language, this is the world of the sixth sense, that of mind (mano). Our basic task is to keep our awareness in the physical world, the world of the five senses of seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting and touching. We practise intimacy, where we stay with the touch of sense object on its corresponding sensitivity – the touch of sights on eye sensitivity, the touch of sounds on ear sensitivity, and so on. Finally, we approach the sixth sensitivity, that of mind, by learning to stay with the touch of thought, feeling and perception. We learn to stay with touch rather than story; even the touch of story itself.

Jan
27
Sun
Heart Insight – Annual General Meeting
Jan 27 @ 5:15 pm – 6:00 pm

Dear Heart Insight Friends,

 

You are invited to Heart Insight’s next AGM at 5.15pm on Sunday 27 January at Haiku.

Come and share your thoughts about what you’d like to see happen with Heart Insight in the year to come – teaching series? Day long retreats? Community potlucks?
Your voice is important to help create the kind of community that is truly enriching for all!

In addition after nearly ten years of helping organise HI, I’ll be retiring from my roles early next year.
There are several little jobs that need to be done:
–  Treasurer, i.e. collecting money each week and paying the Haiku rent (monthly) and transferring the school donations to the BDA.
– Key holder, opening and closing each week.
– MC
The best way to tackle this is to reactivate HI’s management group so the workload is shared. Perhaps a roster can be set up on Google Docs.

 

Best wishes
Bryan

Lulu Cook – 4 Noble Truths Series: the Second Noble Truth
Jan 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Feb
3
Sun
Lyndi Smith – The story of the mustard seed & how sharing our story is sometimes the best practice
Feb 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Feb
10
Sun
Lulu Cook – 4 Noble Truth Series: The Third Noble Truth
Feb 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Feb
17
Sun
Georgia Cummings – Chronic Pain – The Practice of Non-Preference (Darlene Cohen)
Feb 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Feb
23
Sat
Insight Dialogue Daylong Workshop – Jill Shepherd @ Bodhi Chan Meditation
Feb 23 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Insight Dialogue Daylong Workshop - Jill Shepherd @ Bodhi Chan Meditation | Springwood | Queensland | Australia

We are very fortunate to be welcoming an esteemed dharma teacher to Brisbane on 23 Feb, one who is both internationally recognized and also a “local” girl – well, local to New Zealand, at least! Please find the Insight Dialogue workshop full flyer for Jill Shepherd’s daylong workshop on the relational meditation practice of Insight Dialogue, to be held at Bodhi Chan Meditation Centre.

About Insight Dialogue
Insight Dialogue is an interpersonal meditation practice that brings the mindfulness and tranquility of silent meditation into our
experience with others. Resting on the foundation of traditional Buddhist teachings, this offers a way to integrate wisdom and
compassion into our relational lives through mindful speaking and mindful listening.

In this workshop, we will use the power of relational meditation practice to understand the habits of heart and mind that lead to
stress and distress, and how to free ourselves so we can live together with greater ease and happiness. Working in pairs, we will
explore the guidelines of Insight Dialogue and classical Buddhist teachings on Wise Speech.

For more information about Insight Dialogue, please see https://metta.org/insight-dialogue-3/

Registration is essential at: https://insightdialoguebrisbanewithjillshepherd.eventbrite.com
Cost: $50 registration fee + dana/donation to the teacher on the day
Food: Please bring your own lunch to enjoy. Tea will be supplied.
Equipment: Some chairs and cushions will be available, but please bring your own meditation cushion
or bench if you prefer, and a shawl or blanket.
Questions: Lulu Cook at lulucook@icloud.com or 0429043564 for info or concession pricing.
This event is brought to you by Dharma Brisbane.

Previous

Below you will find a list of previous events starting from the beginning of the year. Use the month navigation to find the date you are looking for.

Jan
21
Sun
Victor von der Heyde – Naikan and Gratitude @ Haiku Yoga Studio
Jan 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Victor von der Heyde - Naikan and Gratitude @ Haiku Yoga Studio

Join us at Heart Insight this Sunday 21st January to explore the topic of “Naikan: Exploring Gratitude” with Victor Von Der Heyde.

We meet at 6pm to commence meditation at 6:15pm, followed by a dharma talk and discussion, with tea and socializing at 7:45 @ Haiku, 71 Russell Street, West End

Victor has been practising meditation for forty years. He studied with a wide range of dharma teachers, has spent over two years in silent retreats and has taken dharma teaching roles since the mid 1990s. Victor has an interest helping people understand the varieties of meditation so that they’re in a position to choose what works for them. He has had a long term focus on environmental ethics, he spent two decades helping manage a small overseas aid organisation and worked for many years as a counsellor.

Find out more at http://www.dharma.org.au/v/

Jan
28
Sun
Lulu Cook – Can Dharma Change the World? @ Haiku
Jan 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Lulu Cook - Can Dharma Change the World? @ Haiku | West End | Queensland | Australia

details to be advised.

Feb
4
Sun
Lulu Cook – Awakening Factors Pt 1: Making Space in our Practice for Energy and Joy @ Haiku Yoga Studio
Feb 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Lulu Cook - Awakening Factors Pt 1: Making Space in our Practice for Energy and Joy @ Haiku Yoga Studio | West End | Queensland | Australia

further details to be advised.

Feb
11
Sun
Lyndi Smith – Self-Compassion @ Haiku Yoga Studio
Feb 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Lyndi Smith - Self-Compassion @ Haiku Yoga Studio | West End | Queensland | Australia

details to follow.

Feb
18
Sun
Lulu Cook – Awakening Factors Pt 2: Reframing Calm and Quanimity @ Haiku Yoga Studio
Feb 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Feb
25
Sun
Patrick Kearney – Introducing dependent arising
Feb 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Patrick Kearney - Introducing dependent arising @ West End | Queensland | Australia

This talk will introduce the Buddha’s central teaching, that of dependent arising (paticcasamuppada). We begin with the Buddha’s concept of dharma, a naturalistic view of the world that is grounded on human experience and is not interested in anything beyond the realm of the human. Dependent arising takes a systems view of the world, where reality is found in relationships rather than the things and understanding these relationships gives us the key to living a fully satisfying life.

Mar
2
Fri
Lulu Cook – Getting Over Emotional Hangovers: Relaxing in the Midst of the Eight Worldly Winds
Mar 2 @ 1:32 pm – 2:32 pm
Mar
4
Sun
Patrick Kearney – Dependent Arising 2
Mar 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Patrick Kearney - Dependent Arising 2 @ West End | Queensland | Australia

This talk will introduce the Buddha’s central teaching, that of dependent arising (paticcasamuppada). We begin with the Buddha’s concept of dharma, a naturalistic view of the world that is grounded on human experience and is not interested in anything beyond the realm of the human. Dependent arising takes a systems view of the world, where reality is found in relationships rather than the things and understanding these relationships gives us the key to living a fully satisfying life.

Patrick has over 30 years experience in Buddhist meditation, in both the Zen and Theravada traditions. Since 1984 he has trained in vipassana (insight) meditation in the lineage of Mahasi Sayadaw of Burma. His teachers have included Robert Aitken Roshi, Christopher Titmuss, Sayadaw U Pandita, Sayadaw U Lakkhana, Sayadaw U Janaka, John Hale, Sayadaw U Vivekananda and Sayadaw U Tejaniya.
See www.dharmasalon.net for more about Patrick including recorded talks.

We meet at 6pm to commence meditation at 6:15pm, followed by a dharma talk and discussion, with tea and socializing at 7:45 @ Haiku, 71 Russell Street, West End

Mar
11
Sun
Ayya Tathaaloka – Cooling the Fire; Finding Ease
Mar 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Ayya Tathaaloka - Cooling the Fire; Finding Ease @ West End | Queensland | Australia

Reflections on the Fire Sermon, Life & Path.

Ayya Tathaaloka Bhikkhuni is an American-born Theravada nun, scholar and Buddhist teacher. She is also the founder of Dhammadharini Vihara, co-founder of Aranya Bodhi Hermitage, recipient of the 2006 Outstanding Women in Buddhism Award, a presenting scholar at the 2007 International Congress on Buddhist Women’s Role in the Sangha and appointed Preceptor for the historically significant 2009 Bhikkhuni Ordination held in Perth, Australia.

Mar
18
Sun
Lulu Cook – Awakening Factors Pt 2: Reframing Calm and Equanimity
Mar 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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