Beginners Meditation I started this Saturday - 9:30am for English class, and 初级禪训班 1 (中文) 星 期 六 1:30pm. If you miss out because the class is full we have another class in September (Sat. 26 Sept and 3rd Oct). Call or email us to register (advisable because places are limited). For more information, see Planned Activities/ Beginner Meditation/More Information
Sunday 星 期 日 :
1) Tree planting with Friends of Yarra Valley Park (10am to 12 noon) at Murundaka, Lower Plenty (Mel 32 K2).
2) Meditation Group Practice 禪 坐 共 修 (10:30am to 12:30pm).
3) Study Group 读书会 - 禅的智慧 using Master Sheng Yen's Zen Wisdom starts this Sunday (2pm to 4pm). Come and join the group discussion. We have participants who are fluent in both English and Mandarin so this is a bilingual activity.
The August Beginners' Meditation classes (both Chinese and English) are full. The instructor, Wee Keat, has kindly agreed to run another session. The dates are Saturday 26 September and 3 October 2015.
9:30am to 12:30pm Instructions in English
1:30pm to 4:30pm Instructions in Chinese
If interested, please register by phone or email, by Saturday 19th September, as places are very limited, for effectiveness.
Sat 15 August, 10:30am to 12:30 pm
Mindfulness Art & Craft -Fabric and Ribbon Art
Contact Lilian on 0432 647 004 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Donation $20. All material provided
Sun 16 August
10:30am to 12:30pm Meditation Group Practice
At DDM, our goal is to educate and care for people of different ethnic and age groups by helping them to experience meditation. With a clear mind at every moment, you shine a light everywhere! Come along to this Sunday's Meditation Group Practice from 10:30am-12:30pm. We hope to see all of our regulars and will be excited to welcome new faces! A vegetarian lunch will be provided after the class.
2pm to 4pm : Bodhisattva Precepts Chanting Ceremony 菩薩戒誦戒會
The chanting is in Mandarin.
2pm to 4pm : Dharma Class with Andrew Williams
Join us after lunch to find out the meaning of the Heart Sutra or The Heart of the Perfection of Wisdom Sutra, through Master Sheng Yen's book There Is No Suffering This Sutra is the most widely recited and studied among the Mahayana scriptures.
10:30am - 12:30pm Morning Group Meditation, followed by free vegan lunch. There will be no Dharma class as Andrew is not available.
You are cordially invited to join our special activities in August.
1. Mindfulness Art & Craft - Fabric & Ribbon Arts
Saturday 15 August 10.30am to 12.30pm
禪心巧藝系列- 花物语工作坊 (15-8-2015， 10.30am-12.30pm)
In this workshop, participants are shown how to make flowers with fabric and ribbons. These little flowers can be used to make hair and fashion accessories, necklaces, brooches, gift boxes and many others. It is believed that the concept upheld in a sitting meditation practice can be incorporated into the crafting process while participants are fully aware of all the steps and enjoy every moment of the creation. At the end of the workshop, all participants will bring home the creations uniquely theirs. This workshop encourages the use of recycled fabric, ribbons, buttons and hair clips. Cost is $20, and all materials are provided.
To register for this workshop, either call Lilian on 0432 647 004 or email her at email@example.com by 13 August (Thursday), so materials can be organised accordingly.
此工作坊將會教大家制作各种缎带花藝。并用这些小花再制作成各种髮饰，项链，衣饰，胸针，及小礼盒。 正所谓‘行住坐卧，無不是禪’，除了打坐， 禅修的概念也都可以延伸到我們生活上。 希望参与者可以用一颗禪修的心來享受制作過程及乐趣。工作坊结束后，每個参与者都可以将自己的作品带回家。此工作坊秉持环保概念，將會采用再循环资源，如各种布料，丝带， 小盒子等。