The Buddhist Association of the Goulburn Valley in collaboration with the Interfaith Network will conduct one Meditation Session on Saturday, 26 September 2020 online using Zoom, at 10:00 am. All are welcome. The meditation is led by a Buddhist Monk.
A meditator’s job is to remember to be aware.
Meditation from the Moment you Awake?
Whether you are standing, sitting, lying down, or walking, if you remember that you are aware, then you are meditating, and you are cultivating the positive qualities of the mind.
We always start with awareness. It is that quality that grounds us and allows all the wholesome mind-states to arise, especially the quality of wisdom. When awareness and wisdom are working together like this, we gain the confidence and the motivation to keep exploring and moving into the uncharted regions of our minds, where suffering gets started at a subtle level.
What the mind is aware of—the objects of awareness such as sensations, thoughts, perceptions, and emotions—isn’t really important. What’s important is the quality of the observing mind that is always working in the background to be aware. The more we remember to be aware, the more we nourish the wisdom that dissolves stress and suffering.
Every day we wake up, we open our eyes, and seeing begins to happen. But how often do we consciously notice this?
Wisdom is what this practice is about. It is the quality of mind that understands the true nature of reality. It becomes the compass that points the way as we try to understand and remove the mind’s three unwholesome roots of craving, aversion, and delusion.
As individuals, we don’t really know how to deal with the three unskillful root qualities of mind. That’s why the right thing to do in practice is to grow the wisdom quality of mind, which knows how to remove the unwholesome roots. Awareness grows wisdom. So, rely on wisdom; it will stand by you.
Buddhist Meditation in Shepparton
The Buddhist Association of the Goulburn Valley – in collaboration with the Shepparton Interfaith Network will conduct one Meditation Session on Saturday, 26 September 2020, online using Zoom, at 10:00 am. The Buddhist Association of the Goulburn Valley and the Shepparton Interfaith Network would like to invite you to attend this meditation session conducted in English by Phra Satit Thitaadhammo from Dhammakaya Meditation Centre, Albury.
Program: Meditation by Phra Satit Thitaadhammo
Date: Saturday, 26 September 2020
Location: Online with Zoom
Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/5101021247 (Meeting ID: 510 102 1247).
More Information: Sam Atukorala, 5831 2395