Three Merits

 

The Founding Master said;

 

” The tasks of a master founding a new dharma, of his disciples receiving his

dharma and transmitting it to posterity, and of the congregation in later

generations willingly receiving that dharma and putting it into practice form a

trinity; their merits, too, are identical”.

 

Buddha’s Grace

The founding master said,

“Buddhas and bodhisattvas have a way for being free from hindrances and for remaining autonomous regardless of whether they are walking, standing, sitting, reclining, speaking, keeping silent, active or at rest.

Accordingly, they readily know when to be at rest and when to be active; when to be large and when to become small; when to be bright and when to be dark; and when to live and when to die.

In this way, no matter what they do or where they are, they do not deviate even slightly from the rules of the dharma.”

A photo of Bamboo tree

 

A life of Gratitude

The master said,

“those who live only a life of gratitude

will always receive assistance from the fourfold grace;

Those who live only a life of resentment

will always be harmed , even by worms and insects.”

 

A photo of Lotus flower

Great Enlightenment Celebration Day on 26th April 2020

Great Enlightenment Celebration Day

26th April 2020

Dear all friends

We are delighted to invite you to this Celebration Day.

104 years ago, early in the morning, on April 28, 1916, Master Sotaesan was enlightened to the Truth of the Universe. The history of Won Buddhism began on this day and we celebrate this day as our spiritual birthday.

Master Sotaesan said, “A practitioner of the way seeks to know the mind in order to achieve freedom of mind, to understand the principle of birth and death in order to transcend birth and death, and to understand the principle of transgression and blessings in order to control them as one pleases.”

The program includes chanting, meditation, dharma talk (Luke Mulders), receiving of dharma name (Ryan), and music (Woodie).

Lunch will be served with Korean food.

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

Pomegranate growing in our garden

Date : 26th April 2020 (Sunday)

Time : 10:00 am

Place : Gosford Meditation Temple

20 Bundaleer Crescent, Bensville, 2251

RSVP : 23rd April 2020.  Donations are welcome.

Contact : 4368 2393         info@wonbuddhism.org.au       www.wonbuddhism.org.au

CANCELLATION: Bushfire Fundraising Food Bazaar and Meditation Workshop on 29th March 2020

Hi all
In the best interest of public health in relation to the Coronavirus, as a cautionary and preventative measure, we decided to cancel the Bushfire Fundraising Food Bazaar and Meditation Workshop on the 29th March 2020.

Thank you for your support and understanding.

Please take care and stay healthy.

Palms together,

Rev. Inmyung & Rev. Heajin

 

Mobile: 0411 337 500

Phone: (02) 4368 2393

20 Bundaleer Crescent, Bensville, NSW, 2251

info@wonbuddhism.org.au

www.wonbuddhism.org.au

Bushfire Fundraising Food Bazaar and Meditation Workshop in March 2020

Bushfire Fundraising Food Bazaar

and Meditation Workshop in March 2020

Dear all Dharma friends

Recently, as you have seen in the news, the rural community was devastated by bushfires, with property, livestock, and wildlife being destroyed, and sadly there were some fatalities of residents and firefighters.

We will be having a Bushfire Fundraising Food Bazaar and Meditation Workshop in March.

All proceeds will be donated to help those affected communities.

There will be various Korean food to buy and eat, such as kimchi, pancake, japchae, hotteok, bulgoki, kimbap, and sidedishes.

Also, there will be items on sale, such as Buddhist beads, and meditation clothes.

Volunteers are welcome to help in the preparation of the bazaar.

All are invited. We hope to see you then

                   

Date : 29th March 2020 (Sunday)                     

Time : 9:00 am – 3.00 pm

(9:00 am – 10:00 am : Meditation Workshop)

(10:00 am – 3:00 pm : Food Bazaar)

Place : Gosford Meditation Temple

20 Bundaleer Crescent, Bensville, 2251

RSVP : 22nd March 2020

Contact : 4368 2393

info@wonbuddhism.org.au

www.wonbuddhism.org.au

Reduce Stress and Overcome Anxiety Programs – February 2020

Reduce Stress and Overcome Anxiety Programs

Dear all Dharma friends

Virtually no one is stress or anxiety free.

We all need to alleviate stress and anxiety caused by demands of modern life.

In February, there will be a one-day workshop and an intensive five-day course, facilitated by Dr Suin Kim (Qi Ph. D.) and his disciple, which will include energy dancing healing mediation, moving meditation, qigong, and music therapy.

         

Both programs will help relieve stress, anxiety, depression, and even insomnia, and improve concentration, immunity, emotional wellbeing, and general mental health.

We hope that you can attend.

Refreshments will be provided. 

One-day workshop                                          Five-day course

Date : 2nd February 2020 (Sunday)          Date : 3rd to 7th February 2020 Mon-Fri)

Time : 9:00am – 12.00 noon                        Time : 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Cost : One-day workshop: $50                   Five-day workshop: $200

Place : Gosford Meditation Temple,  20 Bundaleer Crescent, Bensville, 2251

RSVP : Booking is essential by 31st January 2020

Contact : 4368 2393

info@wonbuddhism.org.au

www.wonbuddhism.org.au