CANCELLED: Buddhism and the Big D: Fridays in March with Rev. Jaki Fisher

Unfortunately, the upcoming 4-week course exploring Death and Buddhism has been cancelled because of low registration numbers.  However, on Friday 2 March, Ula Jigme has agreed to come back to Temple Street to answer questions about death and dying from a Buddhist perspective, and he might also lead some meditations exploring end-of-life…All are welcome – bring your questions!  Friday 2 March, 7.30-9.30PM @ 51b Temple St  Suggested Donation: $10-20 for rent and to support Ula Jigme’s village in Nepal. People often say that Buddhism is a pessimistic religion – but is it? After all, as the saying goes, nothing is certain…

May 4-6: Urban Retreat with Lama Marut & Cindy Lee in Singapore

More about the retreat: How do we as laypersons live in the world in a way that is guided by and stays true to the Buddha’s teachings? In this year’s “urban retreat” we will explore selections from the Buddhist classic, the Dhammapada or “Path of the Dharma,” perhaps the most important Buddhist text on how to live a good life in the midst of family and social life. We will learn how to follow in the Buddha’s footsteps from the ethical foundations, to detachment from unhealthy diversions, right through to the practices and wisdom that bring about final goal of…

NEW! 4-week Introduction to Meditation, with Angie

Meditation, the Great Teacher “The more we understand ourselves, the more flexible, tolerant and compassionate we can be. We are ready to forgive and forget. We understand others because we have understood ourselves.   We see our own failings, so compassion for others is automatic.  An accomplished meditator has achieved a profound understanding of life, and he or she inevitably relates to the world with a deep and uncritical love.” ~ Mindfulness in Plain English, by Bhante Gunaratana Join Angie in exploring the practice of meditation and ways to start as well as maintain a regular meditation practice.  Every session will include…