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A Day of Mindfulness Meditation ~ Learn, Refine, Evolve.

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Balwyn Community Centre

412 Whitehorse Road

Surrey Hills, VIC 3127

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A DAY OF MINDFULNESS MEDITATION - THE TRANSFORMATIONAL POWER OF EMBODIED AWARENESS.

A Special Meditation Retreat for the Melbourne Mindfulness, Yoga, Dharma, Entheogenic & Activist Community: Supporting meditative unity and spiritual solidarity.

with Alan Clements
Former Buddhist monk, meditation teacher, author, performing artist, media activist, and founder of World Dharma.

Venue: Balwyn Community Centre
Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm

This not-for-profit event is offered on a sliding scale. When buying tickets choose an amount that's right for you. And thank you for your generous support. Namaste.
$60 reduced cost - for those who need assistance
$100 base cost - the amount to produce the event
$150 benefactor - support yourself and others too

This special retreat is grounded in the practices of mindfulness and insight meditation from the lineage of Alan's Buddhist teachers during his years as a monk - Burma's Mahasi Sayadaw and Sayadaw U Pandita along with World Dharma - finding freedom in every circumstance faced.

The day includes:

- Silent group meditations with progressive instructions on the wisdom of mindfulness meditation.
- Teachings of embodied presence and sustained mindfulness in all postures: sitting, walking etc.
- Meditation practices designed specifically to evoke dignity, self-respect, conscience and freedom.
- Guided meditations fostering states of consciousness such as authenticity, naturalness and love.
- Teachings and detailed instructions for integrating mindfulness in complex daily life circumstances.
- Short talks with Q&A and dialogue to inspire making meditation an integral part of one's daily life.

Talk subjects include:

- Awareness: to "see things as they are" as central to realistic self discovery.
- Examining self-generated suffering - how it arises and how it is released.
- Meditation as the embodiment of our humanness, not an escape from it.
- Expanding ones comfort to embrace a larger more complex circle of life.
- Strengthen confidence and the ability to stay present with an open heart.
- Developing the capacity to draw strength from hardships and obstacles.
- Cultivating our most authentic, improvisational, liberating sense of self.

Benefits of the Retreat:

- Learn first hand the challenge of being present and the direct experience of freedom.
- By observing thoughts one sees that they are not their thoughts, thus opening the door to wisdom.
- Meditation as inner-ecology: Mindfulness inhabits consciousness and transforms its environment.
- Meditation is the practice of universal human rights, as it elevates conscience, dignity and freedom.
- Meditation develops one's mindful intelligence - the transformative power of making one's life art.
- Becoming spiritually literate, and with it taking greater risks to live authentically with love and joy.


Frequently Asked Questions:

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

There is free parking on site at Balwyn Community Centre. Parking is limited to 40 spaces, however there are side streets nearby with non-restricted parking.

If you are taking Public Transport: The '109' Tram runs up Whitehorse Rd and stops less than 100m from the Balwyn Community Centre.

What do I bring into the event?

Notebook & pen, a meditation cushion (plenty of chairs are available for use), a water bottle and your own packed lunch/snacks if desired (fridge on site).

Do I need to print my ticket?

No need to print your ticket ~ we have your name on our list.


“Alan’s life is material for a legend. An intellectual artist, freedom fighter, former Buddhist monk, he shares his insights and experience with a passion rarely seen and even more rarely lived. He’ll make you think and feel in ways that challenge your entire way of being.” — Catherine Ingram, In the Footsteps of Gandhi and Passionate Presence


“One of the most important and compelling voices of our times . . . Alan Clements is a riveting communicator — challenging and inspiring. He articulates the essentials of courage and leadership in a way that can stir people from all sectors of society into action; his voice is not only a great contribution during these changeful times, it is a needed one.” — Jack Healy, former director of Amnesty International, founder of the Human Rights Action Center.




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