External Event: Meditation and Creativity Retreat with Subhana Barzaghi and Liz Turnbull
Aug
9
to Aug 15

External Event: Meditation and Creativity Retreat with Subhana Barzaghi and Liz Turnbull

From August 9 until August 15 one of the Bluegum Sangha’s senior teachers, Subhana Barzaghi, will be leading a meditation and creativity retreat in collaboration with Liz Turnbull. This dana-based retreat, to be held in Byron Bay, will follow the ancient wisdom within our own personal bodies and attune to the extraordinary interconnectedness with the Earth, our Great Body, our precious source of everything. Through meditative inquiry, creative writing, art making and mosaic tiling we can explore a wise relationship between our lived bodies and the earth’s abundant wild intricate beauty.

Further details, including registration information, can be found on Subhana’s website.

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Meditation and a Celebration of the late Mary Oliver
Mar
18
7:15 PM19:15

Meditation and a Celebration of the late Mary Oliver

Tonight the Bluegum Sangha will celebrate the life and poetry of the late Mary Oliver with an evening of meditation, poetry readings and discussion, to be facilitated by Jonathan Page.

I don’t know exactly what a prayer is.

I do know how to pay attention, how to fall down

into the grass, how to kneel down in the grass,

how to be idle and blessed, how to stroll through the fields,

which is what I have been doing all day.

Tell me, what else should I have done?

Doesn’t everything die at last, and too soon?

Tell me, what is it you plan to do

with your one wild and precious life?

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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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