Entering the tiger’s cave
Feb
16
9:00 AM09:00

Entering the tiger’s cave

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In the Japanese Zen tradition there is a saying: ‘to catch a tiger’s cub, you must first enter the tiger’s cave.’ During this daylong workshop, Sydney secular insight meditation teacher Winton Higgins will locate meditation practice within the wider transcultural project to ‘know thyself’ – of cultivating the inner life, however scary it might seem.

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Secular Buddhism and the western search for meaning
Feb
13
7:15 PM19:15

Secular Buddhism and the western search for meaning

Tracking the ‘know thyself’ aphorism from the ancient Egyptians, through the ancient Greeks (oracle at Delphi) and early Christianity, Winton Higgins will show how these lead to modern iterations, including secular philosophy and psychoanalysis – and the supreme importance of the inner life, the reflective life.

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Beginners’ mind
Feb
6
7:15 PM19:15

Beginners’ mind

On the first Wednesday of each month, Beginners’ Mind offers you a chance to experience a short meditation practice. Whether you’ve never meditated before, or perhaps you tried but found it too hard, you’re most welcome to join us. You’ll find that you won’t be trying to ‘stop your thoughts’, and you are learning a useful skill.

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The four great vows – eighth of an eight part study course
Sep
26
7:15 PM19:15

The four great vows – eighth of an eight part study course

Tonight, One Mindful Breath will be running the eighth of an eight part secular dharma study course titled What is this? and it focuses on two talks – The four great vows and Instruction: waiting and listening – given by Stephen Batchelor at Gaia House, Devon, on 14 and 15 April 2016.

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Why I want to be a loser
Sep
19
7:15 PM19:15

Why I want to be a loser

From Invercargill in the deep south, Leon Frampton will speak to us by Zoom on the gains and losses we can expect from meditation practice. Examining and gently discarding the once useful but maladaptive behaviours and beliefs of our past with the help of an open practice, he believes, allows different people to speak to us in the various stages of our lives and practice.

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Instruction, I don’t know – seventh of an eight part study course
Aug
22
7:15 PM19:15

Instruction, I don’t know – seventh of an eight part study course

Tonight, One Mindful Breath will be running the seventh of an eight part secular dharma study course titled What is this? and it focuses on the talk Instruction – I don’t know, given by Stephen Batchelor at Gaia House, Devon, on 13 April 2016.

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Going beyond allegory – understanding the Buddha’s metaphors
Aug
15
7:15 PM19:15

Going beyond allegory – understanding the Buddha’s metaphors

In his discourses, Gotama used a huge number of analogies and similes, and they’ve been used in the various Buddhist traditions to illustrate the teachings. Zooming in from Southampton in the UK, Jim Champion will speak to us on ways we can interpret these metaphors that are closer to our lived experience.

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Instruction – What is this? – sixth of an eight part study course
Jul
25
7:15 PM19:15

Instruction – What is this? – sixth of an eight part study course

Tonight, One Mindful Breath will be running the sixth of an eight part secular dharma study course titled What is this? and it focuses on two talks – Instruction: What is this? and Good snowflakes: they don‘t fall anywhere else – given by Stephen Batchelor at Gaia House, Devon, on 11 and 12 April 2016.

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Clearly visible dharma – fourth of an eight part study course
May
23
7:15 PM19:15

Clearly visible dharma – fourth of an eight part study course

Tonight, One Mindful Breath will be running the fourth of an eight part secular dharma study course titled What is this? and it focuses on the talk Clearly visible dharma, given by Stephen Batchelor at Barre Center for Buddhist Studies, Massachussets, on 18 November 2015.

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Beginners’ mind
May
2
7:15 PM19:15

Beginners’ mind

Stifling thought, or stilling the mind? What do you think you are doing when you meditate, and what would you find useful? Whether you’re new to meditation, have tried it and felt you were unable to do it ‘properly’, or perhaps you’ve done it for years, you’ll find this session worthwhile.

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