Tuesday, 28 July 2015

This week @ Beaches Sangha - mindfulness practices

Hi all. This week at Beaches Sangha, in addition to meditation, we'll be having a practical session with Sylvie leading some simple mindfulness exercises. I hope you can make it.

I think Betsy will be doing the weekly updates for the next few weeks as I'll be in France running, jumping and throwing things :).

See you in a few weeks.

Monday, 20 July 2015

This week @ Beaches Sangha

Hi all.

This week at Beaches we have the winter instalment of our series of open discussions, facilitated by Neil. The idea with these is to allow space for questions, sharing of experiences, reflections, collective exploration of topics or ideas related to the dharma and its practical implications. 

These sessions are always interesting and engaging. I hope to see you there.


Monday, 13 July 2015

This week @ Beaches Sangha - me 'n' action

Hi all.

Well, last week we had a jam packed hall with Michael Barnes and his BYO crowd, and I mistook several new sangha attendees for Christians. Doesn't happen often :)

I'll be running the session this week which will be the next talk on the Eightfold Path. We've already covered fold #1 (view) and fold #2 (intention). This week is fold #3 of 8, being 'action'. It's called 'right action' in religious Buddhist circles but we avoid such labels as they tend to invoke commandment style thinking which is not what the dharma is about. Think of the folds as important elements of living to attend to if you want to walk the path of Gotama's teachings.

I hope to see you there.

Monday, 6 July 2015

This week @ Beaches - Michael Barnes

Hi all.

This week at Beaches Sangha we have Michael Barnes returning to give a talk. Michael is a Christian minister who doesn't believe in God. Well, more or less, but I tell you that as an indication of what an interesting fellow he is. 

He's going to give a talk on the interface between Christian and Buddhist teachings. Michael has given a talk at Beaches once before and we had a very interesting discussion.

Don't let the @^!!$% cold weather turn you off (why did I come back from Cairns again?). Remember we have:
Hope to see you there.