New Year Celebration – 105 (2020)

New Year Celebration – 105 (2020)

“The highest wisdom is to know the roots and branches of the mind.”

Dear all Dharma friends

We hope that you are all enjoying the holiday season.

“In all things, you must take care of the fundamentals, so that ancillary matters can proceed smoothly. The root of the six sense organs is the mind and the basis of the mind is the nature. What is fundamental to living in this world is trustworthiness ; power and privilege, reputation, and personal gain are all ancillary.” – Ven. Chong San

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

The following will be the program of the day :

  • Opening words by Rev. Heajin
  • Chanting and meditation
  • Message from Head Dharma Master Ven. Jeonsan by Chang Chun Myung
  • Dharma talk by Rev. InMyung
  • Temple’s 2019 video and photo presentation
  • Consistent Practice Awards – Ryan Handbury
  • A song performed by Mr Sang-Dae Hahn
  • New Year resolutions by June Clay
  • Healing exercise and closing
  • Today’s lunch offering was kindly donated by Chang Chun Myung (Richard Chang)

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

Date : 1st January 2020 (Wednesday)

Time : 10:00 am

Place : Gosford Meditation Temple

20 Bundaleer Crescent, Bensville, 2251

Cost : All donations are appreciated

RSVP : by 29th December 2019

Contact : 4368 2393

info@wonbuddhism.org.au

www.wonbuddhism.org.au

Happy Thanksgiving Day – December 2019

Happy Thanksgiving Day – December 2019

“Let us turn a life of resentment into a life of gratitude.”

Dear all friends

Won Buddhism teaches that we can find gratitude in everyday life and live with a sense of gratitude for everything – good and bad.

Let us take this opportunity to express our sincere gratitude for this precious life we were given, to thank all our dear family and friends for their love and support which enrich our lives, and to extend our thanks to all those loved ones who have passed away.

Please bring photos of loved ones who have deceased (family, friends, pets) you would like to remember and share their stories.

The program will include meditation practice, chanting, prayer, Dharma talk, and a music performance by Woodie McClean.

You can bring food you would like to share at lunch with Korean food.

We hope that you can join us.

Date : 1st December 2019 (Sunday)

Time : 10:00 am

Place : Gosford Meditation Temple

20 Bundaleer Crescent, Bensville, 2251

Cost : Donations are welcome

RSVP : by 25th November 2019

Contact : 4368 2393

info@wonbuddhism.org.au

www.wonbuddhism.org.au

Smile and Laugh Retreat – October 2019

Smile and Laugh Retreat – October 2019

Dear all friends

All plants and flowers thrive in nature and is a wondrous blessing. It is like the earth is happy and is giving a big beautiful smile and laughter.

It is said that people who laugh are happier and healthier than those who do not. Actually, the more laughter the better. Moreover, people surrounded by people who laugh are also happier and healthier. It is even said that people who laugh live longer.

This October, we invite you to the Smile and Laugh Retreat, where your graceful minds will blossom with smile and laughter.

You will relax and practice meditation, clapping, laughter therapy, qigong, and writing a thank you diary.

Lunch will be served with Korean vegetarian food.

We hope that you can join us.

 

Date :   27th October 2019 (Sunday)

Time : 9.00 am – 2.00 pm

Place : Gosford Meditation Temple

20 Bundaleer Crescent, Bensville, 2251

Cost :   $30.00

RSVP : by 24th October 2019

Contact : 4368 2393

info@wonbuddhism.org.au

www.wonbuddhism.org.au

Spring Retreat – September 2019

Spring Retreat – September 2019

Dear all friends

Spring provides us with a great opportunity to reflect, regenerate, renew, and re-energise through meditation and study of the mind.

By understanding that the universe and our lives in it are fundamentally based on the Fourfold Grace (Heaven and Earth, parents, fellow human beings, and laws), you will attain inner peace, harmony, happiness, and energy.

In the spring retreat in September, you will acquire this understanding through Qi-gong, healing exercises, meditation, and listening to each other’s three-minute speeches.

Korean vegetarian lunch will be served.

We hope that you can join us.

Date :    29th September 2019 (Sunday)
Time :   9.00 am – 2.00 pm
Place :  Gosford Meditation Temple
20 Bundaleer Crescent, Bensville, 2251
Cost :   $30.00
RSVP :  by 24th September, 2019
Contact : 4368 2393
info@wonbuddhism.org.au
www.wonbuddhism.org.au

Five Organs Healing Sounds Retreat – August 2019

Five Organs Healing Sounds Retreat – August 2019

Dear all friends

Healthy living is happy living.”

Winter is a season when we can become subject to illnesses, such as the cold and the flu.

Therefore, it is important to take extra care of our bodies and mind.

Making five types of sounds during meditation has healing benefits for our five organs as well as calming our minds.

You are invited to a fresh winter morning to relax and wind down by practising varieties of meditation, chanting, qigong, dharma talk, and tea ceremony.

Lunch will be served with Korean food.

We hope that you can join us.

Date : 25th August 2019 (Sunday)

Time : 9.00 am – 2.00 pm

Place : Gosford Meditation Temple

20 Bundaleer Crescent, Bensville, 2251

Cost : $30.00

RSVP : by 22nd August, 2019

Contact : 4368 2393

info@wonbuddhism.org.au

www.wonbuddhism.org.au

We invite you all to the meditation class and making tea – at 10.00 am on Sunday July 28

Dear all Dharma friends

Recently, I visited Korea for two months and have just returned to Australia.

I would like to thank GaSan Master and JiSan Gyomunim for their help at the Gosford Meditation Centre during the past two months while I was in Korea. They have safely returned to Korea.

I hope that you are taking care of yourself from the cold elements.

At 10.00am, on Sunday, July 28th, we would like to invite everyone to a one-hour meditation class and afterwards making tea with ginger and beet, which will keep us warm and healthy.

I hope to see you all then.

Palms together,
Rev. Inmyung & Rev. Heajin