Monday, 28 July 2014

This week @ sangha + a workshop: Men, Mindfulness & Meaning

Hi all.

This week @ sangha we have Winton Higgins walking us through the next chapter of our sutta study. This week we'll be up to Chapter V, titled 'The Satipatthana Refrain'. As always, if you can read the chapter before the session, it will be most valuable to you and everyone else as questions will be more informed. However if you can't manage it, you will still find the session valuable. 

We may also have a visitor from NZ coming to join us, Ramsey Margolis who runs the Secular Buddhism web site over there. Ramsey is in Aus for Winton's workshop last weekend and will probably tag along with him on Thursday.

Also, Susanne asked to share this workshop coming up in August put on by AABCAP (Aus Assoc of Buddhist Counsellors and Psychotherapists) called Men, Mindfulness & Meaning: "A conference exploring the unique challenges and opportunities facing men, in modern day Australian life as they navigate masculinity, relationships, health, meaning and happiness." Click the link if you'd like to know more. They have offered us a special Beaches Sangha rate if you are interested.

I hope to see you on Thursday.

Monday, 21 July 2014

This week @ Beaches - the return of Jonathan Page

Hi all.

This week we have Jonathan Page returning to Beaches Sangha to give a talk on gratitude. I've managed to miss all of Jonathan's talks in the last year (@#^^!!) and this week is no exception as I'm thawing out in Cairns (writing this in shorts, a t-shirt and bare feet - yeah baby!!). His talks are always stimulating and often entertaining. I also know that of the human 'virtues' gratitude happens to be one of the big ticket items....leading to all sorts of wellbeing outcomes.

I hope you can make it this week to welcome Jonathan and ensure he's entertained with lots of good questions and discussion.

See you next Thursday.

Monday, 14 July 2014

This week @ Beaches

Hi all. 

This week @ Beaches Sangha we have the return of Gawaine Powell-Davies to give a talk called 'Engagement and Identification'. 

Okay, maybe not that kind of engagement. :-)

I'm sure Gawaine's talk with be thought and discussion provoking as always. I hope to see you there.

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

This week @ sangha: Would the Buddha buy an iPhone?

Hi all. 

This week at sangha we have a special guest, Alan Bassal joining us to give a talk titled 'Would the Buddha buy an iPhone?'. He gave this talk to our sister sangha in Paddington, (Golden Wattle Sangha) a short time ago and Susanne got wind of it so arranged for him to come and share it with us.

I hope to see you there.

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

This week @ sangha

Hi all. 

Several of our regulars are away for the next month, so make sure you come and keep us company :-)

This week Sylvie has selected a podcast for us to listen to by Tara Brach - an American Buddhist teacher. We'll have a discussion afterwards as always.

Hope to see you there - and remember - the Peace Park has new heaters!!