Courses

At Open Path we offer teaching courses, practice sessions and retreat work throughout the year – see also information under ‘Retreats’.

The venue for all teaching, unless otherwise stated, is the Open Path Teaching Space at 21 Marine Parade, Shoreham.

Register by emailing: contact@openpathmeditation.com.au

Cost for all sessions and Retreat Days is by way of dana (see below)

Teaching Schedule November – December 2018

Fortnightly Sessions and Retreat Day
  • Exploring the Sadhana of Samantabhadra: Fortnightly Sessions on Sunday November 18th and Sunday December 2nd; 10.00 am – 12.00 pm

We will continue to explore the Sadhana of Samantabhadra fornightly with further sessions on November 18th and December 2nd.

If you are only able to attend sessions on a one off basis, please feel welcome to come along; most of the themes explored resonate with Tarchin’s teaching of Daily Puja.

The Sadhana is available to download and to complement it are a set of tapes of the teachings by Tarchin regarding the sadhana – all available at
https://greendharmatreasury.org/2018/08/05/a-sadhana-of-samantabhadrathe-heart-of-mahayana/

You are invited to stay for tea/coffee at the end of each session.

Please register your interest with Kathryn: contact@openpathmeditation – mob: 0457 203 630

  • Retreat Day on Saturday December 8th; 10.00 am – 4.00 pm

There will be a Retreat Day on Saturday 8th December.

The Retreat Day will commence with a session of Movement Medititation. For further information about Saturday Retreat Days please look under ‘Retreats’. There is considerable advantage in working with a combination of movement work and more conventional forms of meditation for gaining wholesome states of mind and greater understanding of the Dharma.

  • Movement Meditation Sunday 25th November and Sunday 9th December; 10.00 am – 12.00 pm

There will be two more fortnightly sessions of Movement Meditation before the end of 2018, on Sunday the 25th November and on Sunday 9th December. You are invited to stay for a cup of tea/coffee after the session.

This is a gentle but very direct way of working with and gaining a depth understanding of body/mind. Focussing with awareness on gentle body movements, old habitual patterns of body/mind can be released allowing a more natural and open way of being. This practice can lead to a profound state of ease and calm not only allowing understandings to arise, but naturally unfolding to a more flowing and compassionate way of living .

For all courses and session:
  • mats, cushions and blankets are provided.
  • please wear loose, comfortable clothes.
  • the fee for all events  is by way of dana – see below

For registration and further information for all courses/retreat days – contact Kathryn on 5989 8179 or email.

Dana

Dana is often taken to simply mean donation or gift. Dana is a Buddhist teaching about generosity of spirit or the sharing of blessings, the aspiration to generate health and goodwill in all the cycles of giving and receiving; the transactions of daily life. In reflecting on the practice of dana one begins to understand the interdependence of life. Dana is a gift offered in support of the Teaching lineage. In turn the teachings offered are to support you in meeting with life with wisdom and compassion. Each person arrives at their own level of offering through their own consideration. There is no set fee for teaching.  It is customary to offer dana at the beginning of the class (there is usually a bowl at or near the entrance). Giving prior to the teaching separates the act from concepts of fee for service and supports ones own experience of openness and generosity.

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