Sun, Feb 26|
East Sydney Community and Arts Centre
Seven Steps For Mind-Training
Mind-training is a process for developing our optimum potential for altruistic and enlightened living. The Seven Steps is a tried and tested model for practically integrating mind-training in our daily lives.
Time & Location
Feb 26, 2023, 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM GMT+11
East Sydney Community and Arts Centre, 34/40 Burton St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010, Australia
About the Event
Buddhist Counselling presents a unique opportunity for a one-day urban meditation retreat with Venerable Khyentse. Originally from the UK, Khyentse is a senior Buddhist monk residing in India who has trained under Tibetan masters for over two decades. Following the success of his first-ever Australian retreat last year, this is his second program in Sydney.
Mind-training is a process for developing our optimum potential for altruistic and enlightened living. The Seven Steps are a tried and tested model for practically integrating mind-training in our daily lives.
This is ancient wisdom for the modern world. Based on a classic meditation teaching that the great Bengali Buddhist teacher Atisha brought to Tibet in the 11th century, the practice is ideal for anyone interested in developing tools for transforming adversity into the path to awakening calm, clarity and fulfilment.
In this one-day urban meditation retreat, Khyentse will guide us through the core methods to unlock deep happiness, meaningful connections and liberating wisdom.
As the Dalai Lama has encouraged, The essential message of the mind-training teaching is that if we want to see a better world, we should begin by improving our own mind. For me, the mind- training tradition stands as the heart of the Buddha’s message of peace. It teaches us how to regard others with the dignity and care that they deserve, and also how to transcend the limitations of conventional ego-grasping. In brief, it is a guideline for our own enlightenment, leading to enlightened conduct in our relationships with others.
*The registration fee is a suggested donation and those with limited means will not be excluded. Please send us an email.
Welcome followed by Opening PrayersLower Ground Space
Step 1: Foundation of Mind-training with Motivation MeditationLower Ground Space
Seven Steps for Mind-Training
- Please arrive 15min prior - Bring cushions if you wish to take a space on the floor. - Wear something comfy - Bring a water bottle - Tea and Coffee will be available - There are lots of cafes and restaurants in the area for lunch - The Kindness Cafe is vegan and across the road. It comes highly recommended - Mobility parking can be found within 300m of the venue. There are 5 mobility parking spaces located at 301 Forbes Street, Darlinghurst We look forward to seeing you on the day!A$120.00+A$3.00 service fee