What Mindfulness Is (Not)

The BuddhaEvery moment of consciousness is accompanied by an emotional response, and this is where mindfulness is properly situated on the Buddhist maps of experience. Mindfulness is a quality of emotional response, a particular intentional stance and attitude toward the object of experience that shapes and textures how it is experienced by consciousness.

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Multifaith Prayer Service – Grounded in Truth

Grounded in TruthThe theme of National Reconciliation Week 2019 is “Grounded in Truth”, walk together with courage. Many religions have much to say about truth, and truth for our indigenous brothers and sisters is expressed in connection to Country. Shepparton Interfaith Network in collaboration with St Mary’s Church Mooroopna will conduct multifaith prayers for National Reconciliation Week in Mooroopna on Monday 3 June.

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Grounded in Truth – Having the Conversations

Shepparton Region Reconciliation Group and La Trobe University invite you to join us as we explore how we can walk together with courage. Truth-telling about Australia’s colonial history is a fundamental to this. So let’s have the conversations.

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Sorry Day, Shepparton, 2019



National Sorry Day is an Australia-wide observance held on May 26 each year when the Bringing Them Home Report was tabled in the Federal Parliament. This day gives people the chance to come together and share the steps towards healing for the Stolen Generations, their families and communities. A Sorry Day observance will be held at Monash Park Shepparton, on Monday, May 27, 2019 commencing at 10:15am

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Buddhism: Loving-Kindness Practice for Online Dating

online dating via textThe Beatles sang “All You Need is Love.” But we who swim in circles in the wacky waters of online dating beg to differ. Besides love, we also need some wisdom to help us navigate the truths and false stories (about ourselves and others) that come to the surface as we search for authentic connection in this extremely artificial environment.
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Shepparton: Vesak 2019 Observance

Vesak LampsJoin the Shepparton Buddhist Community along with Buddhists across Australia as they commemorate the Buddha’s birth, enlightenment and passing. Buddhism is one of the world’s oldest philosophies of non-violence and has practised peaceful relations with all humankind for over 2600 years. In this day and age, Buddhism continues to promote peace through the practice of mindfulness. There will be a celebration of Vesak in Queens Gardens, Shepparton, on Saturday, 18 May 2019.
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Community mourns lives lost in Sri Lanka Easter bombings

Memborial Service for Sri Lanka Bombings, SheppartonTwo weeks on from the Sri Lanka bombing, more than 100 people gathered at the St Brendan’s parish to mourn the lives and humanity lost after a number of suicide bombings took place, targeting churches and hotels Easter Sunday.
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Ramadan – The Islamic Holy Month of Fasting

ramadan is a month of fastingRamadan (sometimes spelled Ramadhan) is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, during which Muslims fast or do not eat or drink during the daytime. The date for the start of Ramadan is slightly different each year, depending on the position of the moon. Once Ramadan starts, Muslims should not eat or drink between dawn and sunset. This usually continues for thirty days, but sometimes twenty-nine days.

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