Our first introductory Calm Abiding Meditation course for 2014 begins on Tuesday 4th March. Everyone is welcome, even a few weeks into the course. It helps us if you register your interest by emailing Phil through the Contact page here, but simply turning up on the evening is okay, too.
The classes run from 6.00 pm to 7.10 pm over eight Tuesday evenings to finish at the end of April. The location is the JCU multi-faith chaplaincy and the cost is $5.00 minimum donation per week.
Plans for our Buddhist meditation workshops in Townsville 2014 are gradually coming together.
The dates of our first 8-week Introductory course for the year will be announced soon, and we already know that our 2014 non-residential Teachings with Lama Choedak will be held from 9 – 11th May and the residential workshop will be from 5 – 8th Sept, although topics for them are yet to be announced.
More information will be released here as soon as it is known.
We meet at the JCU multi-faith chaplaincy, Townsville, on Tuesday evenings.
7.00 – 8.00 pm Group meditation and Dharma discussion Every Tuesday until the end of February. The time will change to 7.15 as from March 4 when our next beginners’ class starts, to allow a change-over time between groups.
Everyone is welcome but these sessions are most suitable for those who have completed the Calm Abiding Meditation Introductory course or have some other prior experience of meditation. Newcomers to the group can register their interest or ask for more information by emailing Phil through the Contact page here, but simply turning up on the evening is okay, too. We ask for a $5.00 minimum donation per week.
Pema Chodron is a well known and highly regarded Buddhist teacher. One of her better known books is Cave in the Snow. We can’t hear her in Townsville but we can still learn from her via a streamed online course, “Walk the Walk – working with habits and emotions in daily life”, on the weekend of October 25-27. Sign up soon if you’re interested!
The 2014 three-day Calm Abiding Meditation Retreat at Gumburu with Lama Choedak will again be held in September; the date is yet to be confirmed but will be either 5 – 7 or 19 – 22.
Calm abiding meditation is the most fundamental of all Buddhist meditation practices. Using the tool of mindfulness one learns to bring a sense of stability and clarity to the mind. An increase in emotional stability and a decrease in mental confusion will help negotiate more helpful responses when confronted with life problems. Meditation is ultimately about experiencing the opening up of our heart and mind to compassion and to wisdom. In this year’s retreat Lama Choedak Rinpoche will also be giving teaching on Special Insight Meditation .
6pm Friday 13 September to 2pm Monday 16 September 2013
Venue and Cost
Gumburu Environmental Education Center ~ Paluma
Heated dormitory accommodation
Vegetarian meals (includes dinner on Friday evening & lunch on Monday)
$480.00 Regular or $430.00 Tharlam members/concession
$35.00 Early Bird discount if paid by 30 August 2013
For registration and details, please contact Phil:
Tel ~ 0499 026 184 or email ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
Organised by Tharlam Ling Buddhist Centre Inc.