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Weekly Sunday Guided Meditation in Gold Coast Dharma Realm Buddhist Monastery
Hi All, Rev Heng Sure , an American Senior monk is back to Gold Coast! Will lead the New Year Day mediation session as a start for your new chapter of life! He will be with us till end of May 2017. Please join us! This Sunday morning meditation class has been offered free to the public since four years ago at the Gold Coast Dharma Realm Buddhist Monastery which has been started serving the community since 2000. The meditation class meets on Sundays from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. People at all levels of experience in meditation are welcome to attend. We don’t charge but donation is welcome. During the weekly two-hour classes, periods of silent sitting will be followed by discussions led by by two of our senior monastics, Rev Heng Sure and Bhikshuni Heng Chih or other monastics/experience meditators experienced meditators monastics . The discussion periods will provide opportunities for practitioners to share their experiences and insights in a group setting while engaging in open-ended question-and-answer discourse. Through intervals of silent sitting, participants will discover more about themselves, relieve stress, and rejuvenate their vitality; intervals of instruction will help participants gain insight into how to apply concentration and wisdom as they move through their daily lives. What happens in stillness can influence how we handle ourselves in movement; what happens in movement can be reflected upon in times of stillness. Currently we are having Rev Heng Sure leading the session until June 2016. Heng Sure was ordained as a Buddhist monk in 1976. For the sake of world peace, he undertook an over six hundred mile pilgrimage from South Pasadena to Ukiah, repeatedly taking three steps and one bow to cover the entire journey. In the entire two years taken to make the pilgrimage, he observed a practice of total silence. Rev. Heng Sure has an M.A. in Oriental Languages from UC Berkeley, and a Ph.D. from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley. He serves as the Managing Director of the Berkeley Buddhist Monastery and teaches on the staff at the Institute for World Religions. He lectures on the Avatamsaka Sutra at the Berkeley Monastery every Saturday evening. He is actively involved in interfaith dialogue and in the ongoing conversation between spirituality and technology. Currently he is a Professor in Buddhist Philosophy at Bond University in Australia. . Following the meditation session, you are invited to join a free Qi Gong class which runs for approximately 40 mins (subject to the teacher’s availability). Qi Going (also called nei gong) is the art and science of using breathing techniques, gentle movement, and meditation to strengthen and circulate the life force energy (Qi). Practised as a form of moving meditation, it works not only the muscles and joints but the internal organs and the mind - the body as a whole. Each class takes practitioners through a set of mindful exercises that moves the spine in all 6 directions, lubricating the joints throughout the body and cultivates vitality, energy, fluidity and strength. It is suitable for people of all ages. No prior experience is required. Just wear comfortable clothing and let the teacher know if you have any injuries. For inquiries, please contact [masked] or drop in your message here. You can also RSVP us on http://www.meetup.com/Gold-Coast-Dharma-Realm-Sunday-Guided-Meditation/

Blessing House, Gold Coast Dharma Realm Inc

106 Bonogin Road, Blessing House, Bonogin QLD 4213 · Gold Coast

What we're about

Come join us at the beautiful natural grounds of Gold Coast Dharma Realm (Buddhist Temple in Mudgeeraba) for discussions and lectures on Meditation, Buddhism, Mantra, Yoga, and more!

we will explore some methods such as:

- Mantra practice and prayer recitation (e.g. Great Compassion Mantra, Shurangama Mantra and Western equivalents like the Jesus prayer)
- Witnessing practice, or watching the mind
- Visualization practice (e.g. Chakras/Kundalini)
- Pranayama and anapana (e.g. nine-step bottled wind practice)
- Zen, the method of no-method
- Dream yoga
- Mindfulness of death and bardo practice
- Devotion and giving over to a higher power (e.g. Eastern Religious, East-West Mythology & Western Religious like Thomas Kempis' "The Imitation of Christ")
- Kuan-Yin's method of listening to sound (from Shurangama Sutra)
- Athletic "peak performance" and chi cultivation

As well as enjoying a new authority guest speaker in subjects like Yoga, Acupuncture, Buddhist Psychology, etc.

Finally, we will have a final 30 minutes for open discussion, questions, and even light meditation practice. Every Sunday at 8am is the Weekly Guided Meditation, a separate group that may be found here: http://www.meetup.com/Gold-Coast-Dharma-Realm-Sunday-Guided-Meditation/

While the Meetup formally begins at 12pm, anyone that RSVPs is welcome to join us for lunch at 11am also (please just advise in your RSVP so the kitchen knows to cook more food! ;) The lunch is organised by the Temple and is thus completely vegetarian and sattvic (no pungent plants used in preparation.) We only encourage that a minimum $10 donation be given to the Temple to help cover the cost of the food and ask that we all follow the Temple rules in partaking of the lunch in silence.

After the official Meetup is over (est 1:30pm), there will be an optional tour of the grounds and at 2pm, a separate Mantra study and practice session. During the study session, there is another mini-lecture series on Sanskrit in Mantras and the Sanskrit-versions of the Great Compassion and Shurangama Mantras specifically.

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