Meditation Course: 18 – 19 February

Please join us for a weekend meditation course from Saturday 18 – Sunday 19th February. We will be joined by a fantastic Buddhist teacher from Australia, Matt Balara.

In Buddhism, meditation means “effortlessly remaining in what is.” This state may be brought about by calming and holding the mind, by realizing compassion and wisdom, or by working with the body’s energy channels and meditating on Buddha forms of light and energy. The most effective methods are the constant identification with one’s own potential to be a Buddha and experiencing the richness of every situation in life; both of which are taught in the Diamond Way. When one understands that the seer, what is seen, and the act of seeing are not separate from each other, the goal has been reached.

Matt Balara has been a student of Lama Ole Nydahl since 1997, when he helped start the first Diamond Way group in Canberra. In 1998 he travelled to India with Lama Ole to meet His Holiness the 17th Karmapa Trinley Thaye Dorje. After exploring more of Asia and Europe, Matt settled in Hamburg, Germany, home of a very active Diamond Way group. He returned to Australia in late 2008, and now lives in the Diamond Way centre in Sydney. Lama Ole asked him to teach in Australia during his visit in 2009. Matt works as a freelance web designer and consultant for clients worldwide.

The schedule for the weekend course is as follows:

- Saturday 18 February: Talk on Meditation, with Matt Balara (7pm)

- Sunday 19 February: Talk on Meditation, with Matt Balara (10am)

- Sunday 19 February: Talk on meditation, with Matt Balara (3pm)

Each talk will cost HK$80 or HK$50 for concessions each.

This will be a fantastic opportunity to explore this central topic in Buddhism, participate in guided meditations and ask any questions you may have. The talks are suitable for those new to Buddhism as well as those who have started practicing meditation already.

So if you’re curious about how Buddhism and meditation can be integrated into a modern lifestyle, drop by!

Look forward to seeing you there!