Meditation and dharma talk with Susan Murphy
Feb
4
7:00 PM19:00

Meditation and dharma talk with Susan Murphy

Join us for a meditation and dharma talk, to be presented tonight by Susan Murphy. In tonight’s talk, Susan will look into the question of profane and holy in light of the radical depth of anatta (no-self), and will explore the significance of this for engaged practice.

Please click on this event page to learn more about Susan and her teachings.

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Guided insight meditation with Victor von der Heyde
Dec
3
7:00 PM19:00

Guided insight meditation with Victor von der Heyde

On the first Thursday of each month, the Bluegum Sangha offers guidance on how to start and cultivate an insight meditation practice. Whether you're new to insight meditation or supporting an existing practice, all are very welcome to attend.

The evening will begin with a 30 minute guided meditation, led by Victor von der Heyde. Following this will be an opportunity to reflect on your meditation session, and to hear suggestions on how to maintain a regular practice.

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Meditation and dharma talk with Jonathan Page
Oct
15
7:00 PM19:00

Meditation and dharma talk with Jonathan Page

Join us for a meditation, dharma talk and discussion, to be facilitated tonight by Jonathan Page. Following the night’s meditation, Jonathan will speak on following topic: exploring we. This will be followed by discussion.

The Bluegum Sangha's dharma talk series provides a secular environment to hear Buddhist teachings. At their core, these teachings aim to help guide our lives towards liberation from dukkha (unsatisfactoriness).

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Meditation and dharma talk with Gawaine Powell-Davies
Oct
8
7:00 PM19:00

Meditation and dharma talk with Gawaine Powell-Davies

Join us for a meditation, dharma talk and discussion, to be facilitated tonight by Gawaine Powell-Davies. Following the night’s meditation, Gawaine will speak on following topic: asking whether, and how, the dharma turns the world upside down. This will be followed by discussion.

The Bluegum Sangha's dharma talk series provides a secular environment to hear Buddhist teachings. At their core, these teachings aim to help guide our lives towards liberation from dukkha (unsatisfactoriness).

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Meditation and dharma talk with Winton Higgins
Oct
1
7:15 PM19:15

Meditation and dharma talk with Winton Higgins

Join us for a meditation and dharma talk, to be presented tonight by Winton Higgins. In his presentation, Winton will be speaking on the following topic: what to tell your inner yogi about climate change.

The Bluegum Sangha's dharma talk series provides a secular environment to hear Buddhist teachings. At their core, these teachings aim to help guide our lives towards liberation from dukkha (unsatisfactoriness).

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Meditation and group discussion with Jonathan Page
Sep
24
7:15 PM19:15

Meditation and group discussion with Jonathan Page

Join us for a relaxed evening of meditation and discussion, to be facilitated by Jonathan Page. Jonathan provides practical teachings that are open and heartfelt. You are welcome to read his piece Premature Transcendence to get a feeling for his teaching style.

Following the night's meditation, Jonathan will offer a short introduction to the topic Beyond Buddhism. This will be followed by an opportunity to reflect on the topic with other attendees.

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Guided insight meditation with Jonathan Page
Sep
10
7:15 PM19:15

Guided insight meditation with Jonathan Page

Once every month, the Bluegum Sangha offers guidance on how to start and cultivate an insight meditation practice. Whether you're new to insight meditation or supporting an existing practice, all are very welcome to attend.

The evening will begin with a 30 minute guided meditation, led by Jonathan Page. Following this will be an opportunity to reflect on your meditation session, and to hear suggestions on how to maintain a regular practice.

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Meditation and dharma talk with Winton Higgins
Sep
3
7:15 PM19:15

Meditation and dharma talk with Winton Higgins

Join us for a meditation and dharma talk, to be presented tonight by Winton Higgins. In this presentation, Winton will speak on the following topic: a dharmic understanding of contemporary evil.

The Bluegum Sangha's dharma talk series provides a secular environment to hear Buddhist teachings. At their core, these teachings aim to help guide our lives towards liberation from dukkha (unsatisfactoriness).

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Guided insight meditation with Jonathan Page
Aug
20
7:15 PM19:15

Guided insight meditation with Jonathan Page

Once every month, the Bluegum Sangha offers guidance on how to start and cultivate an insight meditation practice. Whether you're new to insight meditation or supporting an existing practice, all are very welcome to attend.

The evening will begin with a 30 minute guided meditation, led by Jonathan Page. Following this will be an opportunity to reflect on your meditation session, and to hear suggestions on how to maintain a regular practice.

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Meditation and dharma talk with Sylvie Vanasse
Aug
13
7:15 PM19:15

Meditation and dharma talk with Sylvie Vanasse

Join us for a meditation and dharma talk, to be presented tonight by Sylvie Vanasse. In this presentation, Sylvie will discuss right speech and nonviolent communication.

The Bluegum Sangha's dharma talk series provides a secular environment to hear Buddhist teachings. At their core, these teachings aim to help guide our lives towards liberation from dukkha (unsatisfactoriness).

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Meditation and group discussion with Jonathan Page
Aug
6
7:15 PM19:15

Meditation and group discussion with Jonathan Page

Join us for a relaxed evening of meditation and discussion, to be facilitated by Jonathan Page. Jonathan provides practical teachings that are open and heartfelt. You are welcome to read his piece Premature Transcendence to get a feeling for his teaching style.

Following the night's meditation, Jonathan will offer a short talk titled The Value and Purpose of the Sangha. This will be followed by an opportunity to reflect on the topics raised in Jonathan's talk with other attendees.

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Meditation and dharma talk with Victor von der Heyde
Jul
30
7:15 PM19:15

Meditation and dharma talk with Victor von der Heyde

Join us for a meditation and dharma talk, to be presented tonight by Victor von der Heyde. Tonight's talk, the second given by Victor this month, is titled: Working with emotions and other mind states.

The Bluegum Sangha's dharma talk series provides a secular environment to hear Buddhist teachings. At their core, these teachings aim to help guide our lives towards liberation from dukkha (unsatisfactoriness).

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Meditation and dharma talk with Victor von der Heyde
Jul
23
7:15 PM19:15

Meditation and dharma talk with Victor von der Heyde

Join us for a meditation and dharma talk, to be presented tonight by Victor von der Heyde. Tonight's talk, the first of two to be given by Victor this month, is titled: What is Insight Meditation? An exploration of different views and how they impact on how practice develops.

The Bluegum Sangha's dharma talk series provides a secular environment to hear Buddhist teachings. At their core, these teachings aim to help guide our lives towards liberation from dukkha (unsatisfactoriness).

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[External Event] Insight meditation retreat with Subhana Barzaghi
Jun
8
to Jun 15

[External Event] Insight meditation retreat with Subhana Barzaghi

From June 8 to 15, Subhana Barzaghi will be leading an insight meditation retreat in Byron Bay. This silent retreat - Awakening the Heart and Mind - is suitable for both experienced and new meditators. It will provide an opportunity for extended practise under the guidance of one of the Bluegum Sangha's core teachers.

If you are interested in attending, further details and registration information can be found on Subhana's website.

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Guided insight meditation with Jonathan Page
May
31
7:15 PM19:15

Guided insight meditation with Jonathan Page

Once every month, the Bluegum Sangha offers guidance on how to start and cultivate an insight meditation practice. Whether you're new to insight meditation or supporting an existing practice, all are very welcome to attend.

The evening will begin with a 30 minute guided meditation, led by Jonathan Page. Following this will be an opportunity to reflect on your meditation session, and to hear suggestions on how to maintain a regular practice.

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Meditation and question & answer session with Winton Higgins
May
24
7:15 PM19:15

Meditation and question & answer session with Winton Higgins

Tonight's meditation and question & answer session will provide an opportunity to explore - with the guidance of an experienced teacher, Winton Higgins - questions relating your meditation practice, and how your practice can support a well-lived life. 

If you have questions about your meditation practice, the dharma (teachings), or applying the dharma to life and its challenges, please bring these questions with you.

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Meditation and dharma talk with Gawaine Powell-Davies
May
10
7:15 PM19:15

Meditation and dharma talk with Gawaine Powell-Davies

Join us for a meditation and dharma talk, to be presented tonight by Gawaine Powell-Davies. Following the night's meditation, Gawaine will speak about abiding. He will then lead a discussion on the topics raised in his talk.

The Bluegum Sangha's dharma talk series provides a secular environment to hear Buddhist teachings. At their core, these teachings aim to help guide our lives towards liberation from dukkha (unsatisfactoriness).

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Meditation and group discussion with Jonathan Page
Apr
19
7:15 PM19:15

Meditation and group discussion with Jonathan Page

Join us for a relaxed evening of meditation and discussion, to be facilitated by Jonathan Page. Jonathan provides practical teachings that are open and heartfelt. You are welcome to read his piece Premature Transcendence to get a feeling for his teaching style.

Following the night's meditation, Jonathan will offer a short talk titled Waking Up and Growing Up. This will be followed by an opportunity to reflect on the topics raised in Jonathan's talk with other attendees.

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[External Event] Beginners Meditation Course with Jonathan Page
Apr
15
to May 20

[External Event] Beginners Meditation Course with Jonathan Page

Starting on Sunday April 15, Jonathan Page will be leading a 6 week Beginners Meditation Course, to be held on Sunday evenings (7:00-8:30PM) at the Bluegum Sangha's regular venue in Artarmon. The course has been designed for anyone hoping to start and cultivate an insight meditation practice.

Jonathan provides practical teachings that are open and heartfelt. You are welcome to read his piece Premature Transcendence to get a feeling for his teaching style.

If you are interested in registering for this course, further details can be found on the Sydney Insight Meditators website.

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Meditation and group discussion with Jonathan Page
Apr
12
7:15 PM19:15

Meditation and group discussion with Jonathan Page

Join us for a relaxed evening of meditation and discussion, to be facilitated by Jonathan Page. Jonathan provides practical teachings that are open and heartfelt. You are welcome to read his piece Premature Transcendence to get a feeling for his teaching style.

Following the night's meditation, Jonathan will offer a short talk on compassion. This will be followed by an opportunity to reflect on the topics raised in Jonathan's talk with other attendees.

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