New Year Celebration – 104 (2019)

New Year Celebration – 104 (2019)

Dear all Dharma friends

We hope that you are all enjoying the holiday season.

Let’s celebrate the New Year with a clear and refreshed mind !

“The newness of the New Year is not in the day but in our mind. Hence, the true meaning of greeting the New Year lies in exerting ourselves with a fresh new mind in our practice and service. If therefore we take care of our mind, then every day is a new day and a New Year’s Day. If we fail to take care of our new mind, we will not truly greet the New Year although a New Year has arrived.” — Ven. Chong San

The following will be the program of the day :

  • Opening words by Rev. HeaJin
  • Meditation and prayer
  • Music by Woodie Meclean
  • Message from Head Dharma Master Ven. Jeonsan by Won Do Kwang
  • Dharma talk by Rev. InMyung
  • Temple’s 2018 video and photo presentation
  • Consistent Practice Awards – Elio Gatti
  • Music by Woodie Meclean and Leonard Hemmings
  • Qiqong and closing
  • Korean lunch

Everybody is welcome. We hope that you can join us.

Date : 1st January 2019 (Tuesday)

Time : 10.00 am

Place : Gosford Meditation Temple

               20 Bundaleer Crescent, Bensville, 2251

Cost : Any donation would be appreciated

RSVP : by 27th December 2018

Contact : 4368 2393

      info@wonbuddhism.org.au

      www.wonbuddhism.org.au

Notice :

  • There will be no Sunday services held on 23rd and 30th December 2018, and 6th January 2019.
  • Meditation classes will commence from 13th January 2019 (Sunday).

Final Retreat in November 2018

Final Retreat – November 2018

Dear all Dharma friends

Thank you to all those who attended the retreats so far this year.

We are pleased to announce the final retreat for this year in November.

The good fortune of life comes from being thankful of everything.

Thankfulness, in turn, comes from a healthy body and mind.

So, in this retreat, we will focus on the development of harmony between the body and mind.

We will learn and practice varieties of meditation, Qigong, chants, bows, and yoga.

We invited a special guest, Bronwyn Forsyth, who runs yoga classes in Sydney, to facilitate the yoga exercises.

We hope that you will gain inner peace and tranquility, and enjoy a full life with a healthy body and mind.

Listen to your inner voice through your breath”.

Lunch will be served with Korean food.

Everybody is welcome. We hope that you can join us.

     

Date : 25th November 2018 (Sunday)

Time : 9.00am – 2.00pm

Place : Gosford Meditation Temple

20 Bundaleer Crescent, Bensville, 2251

Cost : Any donation would be appreciated

RSVP : by 22nd November 2018

Contact : 4368 2393

info@wonbuddhism.org.au

www.wonbuddhism.org.au

Retreat – October 2018

Retreat – October 2018

Dear all Dharma friends

Let’s celebrate the spring season.

Let’s remember the Founding Master quoting an ancient sage saying that :

“Three days of training the mind becomes a treasure for a thousand years ; an object coveted for a hundred years becomes dust in a single morning.”

Ordinary beings, however, do not understand this principle, so they treasure only their physical bodies and neglect to seek their minds even once.

Those who cultivate the Way understand this principle. Thus, they forget their bodies in order to seek their minds.

In this October retreat, there will be special lecture, “The wisdom of psychology that affects us” by Nicky Wright.

We will be practising meditation, chants, qi-gong, and healing movements for the benefit of the health and harmony of our bodies and minds.

Lunch will be served with Korean food.

Everybody is welcome. We hope that you can join us.                                                                                      

    

 

Date : 28th October 2018 (Sunday)

Time : 9.00am – 2.00pm

Place : Gosford Meditation Temple

               20 Bundaleer Crescent, Bensville, 2251

Cost : $30 (Adults), Children free

RSVP : by 25th October 2018

Contact : 4368 2393

                     info@wonbuddhism.org.au

                    www.wonbuddhism.org.au

Introduction to Master Sotaesan

Dear Friends

Join us in this second course of special dharma teachings!!
Following the success of the five-session course offered in May, we are now presenting an INTRODUCTION TO MASTER SOTAESAN in October 2018.
The course will explore the historical figure of Master Sotaesan, founder of Won Buddhism, concentrating on his life, his vision and his distinctive core spiritual teachings.

Who should attend?

This course is open to everyonewho wish to:

• know more about Master Sotaesan’s life, vision and teachings.

• welcome a deeper level of spiritual awareness in their life.

• learn and practice meditation.

• share their spiritual journey with other fellow travellers.

No previous knowledge or experience of Won Buddhism are required.
This course is designed for everyone.

How is the course structured?

The course will take place at the Bensville Meditation Centre on three consecutive Saturdays in October 2018.

• 6 October 9:30am to 12:30pm

• 13 October 9:30am to 12:30pm

• 20 October 9:30am to 12:30pm

The course is open only to 15 participants. A donation of $30 per session to the centre will be much appreciated.

For more information contact :    Ilwonmeditation@gmail.com

                                                                           Ph 02-4368 2393

Family Retreat – September 2018

Family Retreat – September 2018

Dear all Dharma friends

Invite hope into your lives this coming spring.

Let your hearts open wide and connect with nature. 

Also, relax and stretch your bodies and calm down your minds.

Home is the nest of life, particularly family life, and the family is the most precious thing in the world.

So, in September, we would like to invite your families to a special family retreat.

We hope that individuals and families will participate and love each other, and pray together while spending a relaxing and fun time together.

We will learn and practice meditation, chanting, qi-gong, and yoga.

And we will have fun playing a friendly competition game of yut. (There will be a prize for the winning individual or family.)

For lunch, we will be making and eating healthy and delicious Korean foods.

Everybody is welcome. We look forward to see you. 

   

Date :     30th September 2018 (Sunday)

Time :    9.00am – 2.00pm

Place :   Gosford Meditation Temple

                 20 Bundaleer Crescent, Bensville, 2251

Cost :    $30 (per person without family), $30 (per family group)

RSVP :  by 26th September 2018

Contact : 4368 2393

                    info@wonbuddhism.org.au

                   www.wonbuddhism.org.au