Young Dharma Retreat near Melbourne

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Young Dharma Retreat near Melbourne

Post by Kim O'Hara » Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:59 am

http://melbournebuddhistcentre.org.au/e ... a-retreat/
Under 35ish + Interested in Buddhism? Would you like to come on a 3-day Buddhist retreat this March? Then see below. It's gonna be great. Led by 2 very wise and humble practitioners. Tix selling fast so book ASAP.

FOR BOOKINGS, GO TO:

http://melbournebuddhistcentre.org.au/… ... arma-retre…/

THEME OF THE RETREAT:

Milarepa was an extraordinary Buddhist practitioner in 2nd Century AD, who spent long periods living in a cave in the mountains of Tibet in order to discover the nature of mind. He underwent many trials and hardships and pursued the Dharma with great vigour. Once he had come to see the true nature of all things he wandered around Tibet giving teachings to all he met with humour, directness, beauty and kindness.

Over this long weekend, we will explore the beauty and passion of Milarepa’s practice and what he discovered about the mind, consciousness and what it means to be truly alive.

Khemadhamma and Chittaprabha will join us all the way from NSW in leading this retreat.
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Re: Young Dharma Retreat near Melbourne

Post by ItsRaining » Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:03 am

Kim O'Hara wrote:
Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:59 am
http://melbournebuddhistcentre.org.au/e ... a-retreat/
Under 35ish + Interested in Buddhism? Would you like to come on a 3-day Buddhist retreat this March? Then see below. It's gonna be great. Led by 2 very wise and humble practitioners. Tix selling fast so book ASAP.

FOR BOOKINGS, GO TO:

http://melbournebuddhistcentre.org.au/… ... arma-retre…/

THEME OF THE RETREAT:

Milarepa was an extraordinary Buddhist practitioner in 2nd Century AD, who spent long periods living in a cave in the mountains of Tibet in order to discover the nature of mind. He underwent many trials and hardships and pursued the Dharma with great vigour. Once he had come to see the true nature of all things he wandered around Tibet giving teachings to all he met with humour, directness, beauty and kindness.

Over this long weekend, we will explore the beauty and passion of Milarepa’s practice and what he discovered about the mind, consciousness and what it means to be truly alive.

Khemadhamma and Chittaprabha will join us all the way from NSW in leading this retreat.
:coffee:
Kim
Am Under 35, am interested in Buddhsm, am in Australia, but also am too broke to fly to Melbourne. :tongue:

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Re: Young Dharma Retreat near Melbourne

Post by Punya » Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:46 am

Kim O'Hara wrote:
Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:59 am
http://melbournebuddhistcentre.org.au/e ... a-retreat/
Under 35ish + Interested in Buddhism? Would you like to come on a 3-day Buddhist retreat this March? Then see below. It's gonna be great. Led by 2 very wise and humble practitioners. Tix selling fast so book ASAP.

FOR BOOKINGS, GO TO:

http://melbournebuddhistcentre.org.au/… ... arma-retre…/

THEME OF THE RETREAT:

Milarepa was an extraordinary Buddhist practitioner in 2nd Century AD, who spent long periods living in a cave in the mountains of Tibet in order to discover the nature of mind. He underwent many trials and hardships and pursued the Dharma with great vigour. Once he had come to see the true nature of all things he wandered around Tibet giving teachings to all he met with humour, directness, beauty and kindness.

Over this long weekend, we will explore the beauty and passion of Milarepa’s practice and what he discovered about the mind, consciousness and what it means to be truly alive.

Khemadhamma and Chittaprabha will join us all the way from NSW in leading this retreat.
:coffee:
Kim
I'd suggest doing some at background checks on the group sponsoring this retreat before getting involved.
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Re: Young Dharma Retreat near Melbourne

Post by Kim O'Hara » Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:56 am

Punya wrote:
Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:46 am
I'd suggest doing some at background checks on the group sponsoring this retreat before getting involved.
I know it's a Triratna group but I've never had anything to do with them.
I also know there were problems with the founder as described here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triratna_ ... _Community but figured they had worked their way to good governance by now. Do you know otherwise?

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Re: Young Dharma Retreat near Melbourne

Post by Punya » Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:08 am

I don't have any connection with the group, but there are online articles like this one:

https://www.google.com.au/amp/s/amp.the ... s-lingwood

There are a range of other Buddhist groups in Melbourne and Evam Institute, for example, has actively fostered under 35s.
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Re: Young Dharma Retreat near Melbourne

Post by Ayu » Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:05 am

I heard of retreats for kids and teenagers, but "under 35" I fail to understand. What is the difference between 30-year-old and 40-year-old Dharma practicioners? What is the purpose?
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Re: Young Dharma Retreat near Melbourne

Post by Kim O'Hara » Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:45 am

Punya wrote:
Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:08 am
I don't have any connection with the group, but there are online articles like this one:

https://www.google.com.au/amp/s/amp.the ... s-lingwood

There are a range of other Buddhist groups in Melbourne and Evam Institute, for example, has actively fostered under 35s.
Hi, Punya,
This is a relatively recent report but deals with abuse from several decades ago. I am inclined to trust that the group has made any necessary changes unless there is solid information to the contrary.

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Re: Young Dharma Retreat near Melbourne

Post by Kim O'Hara » Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:55 am

Ayu wrote:
Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:05 am
I heard of retreats for kids and teenagers, but "under 35" I fail to understand. What is the difference between 30-year-old and 40-year-old Dharma practicioners? What is the purpose?
Hi, Ayu,
I don't know how it works in Germany but here we have a particular spread of ages in Dharma centres and lots of other optional/leisure activities: there is one group between their late teens and late twenties, and another group from their early fifties onwards and upwards to their late seventies. The second group is often bigger than the first, and there are relatively few people in the gap from about 30 - 50 (busy with career, home-making, kids).
It shouldn't make too much difference, especially for dharma but expectations and strengths do differ, and it's also possible that only a few young people would come to an 'all ages' retreat and then feel as though 'only old people do this stuff.'
Bottom line: I don't think it's particularly important, but I don't think it's a silly idea.

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Re: Young Dharma Retreat near Melbourne

Post by Punya » Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:17 am

Kim O'Hara wrote:
Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:45 am
Punya wrote:
Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:08 am
I don't have any connection with the group, but there are online articles like this one:

https://www.google.com.au/amp/s/amp.the ... s-lingwood

There are a range of other Buddhist groups in Melbourne and Evam Institute, for example, has actively fostered under 35s.
Hi, Punya,
This is a relatively recent report but deals with abuse from several decades ago. I am inclined to trust that the group has made any necessary changes unless there is solid information to the contrary.

:namaste:
Kim
All I am suggesting is that prospective participants do their homework first and draw their own conclusions. This applies before making a connection with any Buddhist teacher or group.
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