Classes resume Tuesday November 12 and continue until the last class for this year on Tuesday December 3.
Venue: Augustine Centre, 2 Minona Street Hawthorn.
Time: 7.30-9.00pm Tuesday evenings.
Cost: $20 per session on arrival.
The classes are are now covering the topic of Buddha Nature. By the end of 2013 we will have covered the first part of the text dealing with Buddha Nature and will continue to build on this through 2014. Each session consists of explanation and guided meditation as we explore this tenet of Tibetan Buddhism – that all of beings have an underlying true nature which is a state of goodness, purity and natural benefit to all. The means to reach this state, or perhaps more how to let go and relax into it, are the meditations presented in these classes.
The teachings are conducted by the Venerable Toby Gillies, a Buddhist monk and meditation teacher with over thirty years experience.
Toby explains the practice of meditation and the philosophical and psychological framework necessary to get the most out of meditation sessions. The guided meditations include methods for calming, relaxing, analysis, focussing and intensifying concentration. A variety of techniques are practiced along with the background understanding of how meditation can be used to enhance all forms of mental, emotional and spiritual balance.
All are welcome, whether for a one off class or ongoing attendance, and booking is not required. There are straight backed chairs and also cushions.