Monday 15 December 2014

End of year break

Beaches Sangha meetings are now over for 2014. We'll resume our meetings on Thursday 8 January 2015.

Thank you for being a part of our group this year, whether you're a stalwart, a regular, patchy, or occasional participant. What we do on Thursday nights is very valuable. Living Gotama's teachings is described as going against the stream. This is made much easier and richer with the company of like-minded friends on the swim. Sangha is my weekly 're-set button' and a source of nourishment for me, and I know for others too. Whatever your contribution has been - thank you.

I'd also like to say a special thank you to the members of our SOG (Sangha Organising Group): Betsy for organising and updating the program; Sylvie for looking after the tea n bikkie supplies and opening up most weeks of the year; Neil for being our Treasurer and back-up venue opener, and Susanne for being a general back-up helper and supplier of naughty things (e.g. Lindt balls!). I feel lucky to have my SOGgies helping turn the wheels of sangha - thank you so much guys!

If you'd like some little thought-starters to keep you going through the break, don't forget to 'Like' the Secular Buddhism Australia Facebook Page. I'm doing little dharmic posts there at least 4 times a week at present, so feel free to tune in.

And lastly, here's a link to an 8 week mindful parenting program run by my dear friend Tim Goddard who teaches MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction). It's over in Waverley, but well worth the trip. It starts in early Feb.

I hope you have an enjoyable, safe and mindful festive season.
Best wishes and happy new year.

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