Saturday, 16 September 2017

Next week, Sept 21, Sabina will be doing a talk called 'Awakening Joy':

“Joy does not simply happen to us. We have to choose joy and keep choosing it every day” Henri J.M. Nouwen
 An overview of the qualities of heart and mind that enhance the experience of joy in life and work. How do we cultivate a glad heart? How do we make the mind a fertile ground for the nourishing offerings of life? Let's come together for an evening of conversation about awakening joy in our lives.
See you then. 

Sunday, 3 September 2017

This Thursday, September 7th, Merran Dawson will be giving a talk with an intriguing title:
"Unwrapping Ungratefulness: The Invisible Act of Grace that Nurtures Us. Thoughts from a Student of Zen."
I hope to see you there.

Friday, 18 August 2017

Next week (Aug 24) at Beaches my good friend Diana Levy will be talking about 'Walking the Talk with Haiku'. She is a well known haiku poet, long term zen practitioner, keen environmentalist and bushwalker. She lives in the Blue Mts and will be taking public transport here to do the talk, so please come!

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Spring Recollective Awareness Retreat at Beautiful Gorricks Run
14 - 17 September

This silent retreat provides an opportunity for a few days reflective insight meditation in a beautiful and remote bush setting. This gentle method can yield profound insights as we become increasingly aware of our thinking patterns, with journaling if we so choose. We can learn to tolerate difficult emotional states and experience a sense of wellbeing and tranquillity.

The teachers: Winton Higgins and Sylvie Vanasse.

Bookings via the SIM website,

Friday, 14 July 2017

Reminder - Family Retreat Sept 23-25

Family Retreat with Betsy Faen, Gorrick's Run [23-25 September 2017]

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This is a camping retreat, with everyone sharing the cooking and the responsibility for activities for the children.
This retreat will provide time for shared activities with the children, like bushwalks, but also time for parents who want to, to be able to meditate while their children are having fun doing other activities.
Betsy Faen will provide some meditation instruction for those that would like it, plus the possibility of individual interviews and groups.
There is one shared room available for sleeping in, plus wide verandahs for those who don't want to sleep in tents. Gorrick's Run has bush toilets and showers, a beautiful meditation hall, and a cottage with a kitchen and dining room. It is in a beautiful bush setting near St. Alban's.
Please contact Betsy: 9913 2979, 0403 871 605, or if you are interested.

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Next 3 weeks at Sangha - meditation and discussion

Hi all.

The next few weeks at Beaches Sangha we'll be meditating together, then discussing whatever arises in the group. I won't send out posts for these weeks, since they'll all be the same.

Here's a picture to make you feel warm.

I hope to see you there.

Monday, 22 May 2017

This week @ Beaches Sangha - Gawaine

Hi guys.

This week @ Beaches Sangha we will have Gawaine Powell-Davies coming to give a talk called 'Being Responsible'. I'll be interstate this week, but I hope you'll be able to come along and enjoy the talk.