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Different Traditions Same Goal w/ Grahame White


Date: Tuesday 7th Nov 2017

Time: 7-9pm

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In the modern era of Vipassana Meditation practice there are two main traditions that have become popular in the west. The Goenka & Mahasi Sayadaw traditions.  It is little known to practitioners that in Burma & other Southeast Asia countries there are actually many different methods of practicing Vipassana.  All based on the Four Foundation of Mindfulness as taught by the Buddha. In this session we will explore Goenka & Mahasi as well some of the other traditions taught by various mediation masters who are not well known to us.

The evening will include brief practice periods of these methods as well as a Q & A.

Speaker’s Profile:

Grahame White has been involved in Buddhist meditation practice for over 40 years. He began his study in England in 1969 before being ordained as a Buddhist monk for one year in BodhGaya, India in 1971. He took a primary role in the establishment of Vipassana meditation in the tradition of Mahasi Sayadaw in Australia and co-founded the Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Center. He currently leads introductory and day-long courses in Sydney and Wollongong, and also regularly teaches longer intensive retreats in the United States. Grahame has also helped pioneer a workshop format of teaching that enhances the transfer of mindfulness from the formal sitting practice into daily life. He teaches a classical tradition of insight meditation with a relaxed, accessible style.

All Sessions by Dana (donation).

Dana is the traditional practice of generosity, the extending of one’s goodwill, which is fundamental to Buddhism and other spiritual traditions. The teachings flourish in an atmosphere of generosity and gratitude, and these qualities in turn support the growth of wisdom and compassion in the practitioner. The instructions and guidance for this course are offered without requesting a specified fee and it is up to individuals to determine the amount of dana they would like to offer. It can sometimes be easy to become confused when we are new to this and we wonder “how much should I give?” This is a relevant question in the material economy but an appropriate dana cannot be prescribed but requires sensitivity to its intent and awareness of the costs and expenses associated with organising a course (e.g., administrative & venue costs).

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