Monday, 16 April 2018

This week @ Beaches

Hi all. This week at Beaches we're doing sutta study. It's sutta#2 called 'A Brief Talk to Malukya'. As always, it's most useful if you've read the sutta and the following notes about it, so that we can discuss and digest it together.

Hope to see you there.

Sunday, 8 April 2018

This week @ Beaches + change to next week

Hi all.

This week @ Beaches
This week it's Speaker night and we have one of our old faves, Victor von der Heyde coming to give us a talk called 'Dealing with emotions and other mind states'. Victor is a long time dharma teacher and his talks are always thoughtful and thought provoking. I'll personally be on the Gold Coast this Thursday night cheering on our Commonwealth Games athletes, so please do venture out to the Peace Park to make him feel welcome in my absence.

Next week - change to schedule - sutta study
Last Thursday night the whole world seemed to be tired. The three of us (!!!) who turned up to sangha included! So we just meditated and then went home. The rest of you were so tired after the long weekend that you couldn't get yourselves there!! We know that many of you are keen on the sutta study sessions, so we decided to swap out next week's Open Discussion for last week's sutta study session. So if you'd like to participate, please make sure you've read sutta #2, and the notes that follow it for next week.

I hope you enjoy Victor's talk and ply him with some good questions and discussion.


Monday, 2 April 2018

This week @ Beaches - sutta study

Hi all. 

This week @ Beaches Sangha we have our monthly sutta study. We are up to Sutta #2: A Brief Talk to Malukya. You'll get the most out of the session if you have read the sutta (at least once) and the relevant notes that follow it. 

We'll start the session again with the same questions we did last time. The ones I'll ask for your answers on are:

1) What is the text about? If I had to say so in a word, which word?
2) With what major theme/s is it concerned?
3) What does the text demand of me? Does it ask me to alter my life in some fundamental way?

I look forward to seeing you on Thursday night.