If you are aged 18-30 yo, this is an event for you!
Before Venerable Jaganātha (Bhante Jag) is leaving for Thailand in early November, the CityZen has the opportunity to spend a day with Bhante. Why don't you join us to thank him for his support in leading two Dhamma talks in the past (plus this last talk) by offering a meal in the morning? (please bring a plate to share)
Bhante will lead the Titleless Talk and Guided Meditation in the afternoon, where we (the CityZen committee) do not plan any topic for him. This is the first ever talk we organised without a title!
PS: He said "let's pitch the theme as Pursuing Nothing". Interested to find out what this is going to be? Join us then!
This workshop is brought by the CityZen. The CityZen is a community where young adults (18-30yo) cultivate peace through meditation and the Buddha's teaching. All tertiary students and young professionals are invited to join the group.
Here's the program outline:
- 10.30am-11am: Arrive at BSV and preparation for meal offering (warm-up)
- 11am-12pm: Meal offering
- 1pm-2.30pm: Titleless talk (Let's pursue nothing!)
- 2.30pm-3pm: Guided meditation
Venerable Jaganātha is an Australian-born monk who took full ordination in Myanmar within the Pa-Auk forest tradition in 2007.
He started off his Buddhist education in earnest at Santi Forest Monastery in NSW Australia with Venerable Sujato as his teacher in July of 2005.
Whilst at Santi, he developed a keen interest in the study of Suttas (the Buddha’s discourses) and Vinaya (monastic discipline given by the Buddha).
After spending some time there he travelled to Burma to practice within the Pa-Auk forest tradition starting off with a three month retreat with Sayalay Dipankara, a 10-precept nun within the Pa-Auk tradition.
After finishing the retreat he went on to Pa-Auk Forest Monastery in the south of Burma to pursue his interest in meditation, and to take full ordination.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How do I get to BSV by public transport?
Take a train (Pakenham, Cranbourne or Frankston) to Caulfield. Then take Tram 3 in the 'Malvern East' direction, all the way towards the last stop.
Are there parking spaces if I'm driving?
There are ample spots along Darling street, Waverley road and Fisher street. As these are within residential areas, do practise mindfulness by not blocking people's driveways.
Do I need to be a Buddhist Society of Victoria (BSV) member to attend the talk?
While we do encourage you to support BSV through registering as a member, you're welcomed to attend as a visitor for as long as you like.
Do I need to print tickets?
No, you don't. We'll tick off your name at the welcome booth when you arrive. Booking tickets simply allows us to manage the crowd due to limited seating spaces.
I'm not a Buddhist, can I join?
Absolutely! We welcome all individuals, regardless of your religious background, beliefs and sexual orientation. Our goal is to help you cultivate peace and wisdom, there is no requirement to be a Buddhist.
Will there be food provided?
While light refreshments will be provided, we recommend you take your dinner beforehand.
What if I have young children and teenagers?
We have activities for them such as Sunday school and Teens group available on other days. Do refer to the BSV website for more details.
I benefit from and enjoy BSV's activities. How do I give back?
There are two main ways: You can volunteer your skills and time by contacting Winnie at firstname.lastname@example.org. As we are a not-for-profit, donation helps fund our operational and infrastructure costs. Do visit supportnbm.bsv.net.au for more details.