Cancelled: Shepparton: The Unbreakable Farmer

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The University of Melbourne, Department of Rural Health regrets that they have made the decision to postpone their forthcoming Public Lecture by Mr Warren Davies ‘The Unbreakable Farmer’ at The University of Melbourne, Department of Rural Health due to the evolving situation with COVID-19. We appreciate your understanding and look forward to rescheduling at a later date.

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Australian Muslim Artists Exhibition (Opening & Floor Talk)

Latrobe University LogoLatrobe University Shepparton Campus will display some of the shortlisted works from ‘the Australian Muslim Artists Exhibition, hosted by the Islamic Museum of Australia and sponsored by La Trobe University, featuring 2011 Archibald finalist and recipient of the inaugural $15,000 Art Prize, Artist Abdul Abdullah on the weekend of 14-15 March 2020.
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Young Shepparton Buddhists learn about their culture in Goulburn Valley first

Phra Satit Thitadhammo in SheppartonA Buddhism teaching session for children aged between eight and 13 was held on Saturday at Shepparton Senior Citizens Centre, in a Goulburn Valley first. With support from the Sri Lankan Association of Goulburn Valley and the Ethnic Council of Shepparton and District, the Buddhism Association of the Goulburn Valley decided to run this class to support young and eager Buddhism students.
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Shepparton: The Unbreakable Farmer

The University of Melbourne, Department of Rural Health invite you to attend a Public Lecture Mr Warren Davies ‘The Unbreakable Farmer’ at The Learning & Teaching Centre, The University of Melbourne, Department of Rural Health, 49 Graham St (opposite GV Health) Shepparton at 5:30 – 6:30pm on Thursday 27th March, 2020. *This is a community event and there will be no charge to those who attend.*
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The YAZDIS and India

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The Yazidis live far away from India in Iraq, Iran and Turkey. Even though they have legends connecting them to the east, the idea of a link with India appears ridiculous at first sight. But history has wheels within wheels and sometimes reality turns out to be vastly different from common belief.

The Yazidis speak a northern dialect of the Kurdish language, which some call a separate language with the name Ezdiki. Their religion, Yazidism, is also called Sharfadin (the religion of the cultured folks). Reviled as devil worshippers for centuries by their Muslim and Christian neighbours, they have endured over 70 genocides in which millions died and most others were compelled to abandon their culture.

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Shepparton’s new Reverend hails from South Africa

Rev. Jerome FrancisReverend Jerome Francis vividly remembers a protest in his home town in South Africa, marching down the street alongside fellow university students, all of them scared for their lives. His friend threw a stone and was bundled off into a police van. At any moment, he knew he could have been arrested or killed. That was many years ago during apartheid, a world away from where he is today.
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Lessons from the ancient philosophers to help improve our lives today


We are meant to have desires and should worry less, said Aristotle, while Epicurus cautioned that most of the stuff we think we want won’t make us happy

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Paganism and Interfaith in the UK

PentagramPaganism – it is a word that can be understood in a number of different ways. Dictionary definitions vary quite widely from suggesting that Paganism is “the label used to identify those who do not believe in a divine” to “a person holding religious beliefs other than those of the main world religions.” Both are extremely broad and neither really helpful in providing an understanding of ancient or modern Paganism.
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Church leaders call for accurate information as well as prayers to overcome coronavirus

Scanning for CoronavirusAs a mass quarantine continued in Wuhan and surrounding provinces in China, church leaders from around the world called for accurate information and education, as well as a sense of solidarity related to the coronavirus outbreak. The death toll in China has surpassed 908, and the number of confirmed cases is now more than 40,171. There are also more than 200 cases of infection outside China.
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Judaism: Teaching Consent to Our Kids: A Lesson in Kavod (Respect)

Parent and ChildAs a parent and a Jewish educator, there are a few topics about which I am especially passionate – those where my knowledge as an educator align closely with my experience as a parent raising young children in today’s world. For example, a few that I take very seriously are my job to use car seats safely, to read to my kids every day, and to coach social-emotional skills because I know how much each of those things matter in raising healthy adults.

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Buddhist Meditation in Shepparton: 29 February 2020

Buddhist Meditation Shepparton
The Buddhist Association of the Goulburn Valley is cordially inviting you to attend the next Meditation Session which will be held on Saturday 29th of February 2020 from 10.00 am to 11.00 am at the Shepparton Senior Citizens Centre (132 Welsford St, Shepparton VIC 3630). In this article, we include one narrative on How to Meditate every Day.

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Buddhism: A new look at the Heart Sutra

Flowers Zen teacher Norman Fischer looks at the famed Heart Sutra and explains why compassion and emptiness go hand in hand. Plus, Thich Nhat Hanh offers his new translation of the Heart Sutra, which teaches the transcendent wisdom that frees us from fear, wrong perceptions, and suffering.

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From smiling at strangers to feeding those in need: What different faiths say about kindness

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From acts of charity to compassionate thoughts, kindness takes many forms in the lives of these believers. Here, ABC Life talks to believers from several different faiths about practicing kindness.

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How to Make a Spectacular Mistake (for a Buddhist Parent)

Penguin ParentMistakes are easy. As soon as we’re born, they begin. And without fail, they mark our inevitable rite of passage in the long, drawn out business of growing up. Hot stoves hurt. Hitting your brother is not nice. What we make up in our own minds is mistaken, over and over again, for reality. What about when your kids don’t like homework?

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