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

Meditation and Wisdom Retreat – August 2018

Meditation and Wisdom Retreat – August 2018

Dear all Dharma friends

We hope that you are keeping well in the cold weather. 

Here is a (Korean) wise poem :

The blue mountain sees me and tells me to live without words.

The expansive sky sees me and tells me to live untainted.

Let go of love, and also let go of hate.

Like wind, like water, live your life until you go.

In August, we will be hosting the following lectures by four of our dedicated members :

1) The wisdom of psychology that affects us – by Vicky Spoulos

2) Discovering the life of grace beyond pain – by Leonard Hemmings

3) How to expand the power of the mind – by Won Sung Kwang

4) With the great opening of matters, let there be a great opening of spirit – by Elio Gatti

Also, we will be having meditation, qigong, and tai chi to relax our minds and body, and deepen our life experience.

Let us share and feel calm and peace together.

Lunch will be served with Korean food.

However, if you can, please bring a dish to share.

Everybody is welcome. We look forward to see you. 

                                              Sotaesan’s Place of Enlightenment

Date : 26 August 2018 (Sunday)

Time : 9.00am – 2.00pm

Place : Gosford Meditation Temple

               20 Bundaleer Crescent, Bensville, 2251

Cost : Free

RSVP : by 23 August 2018

Contact : 4368 2393

                    info@wonbuddhism.org.au

                    www.wonbuddhism.org.au

Meditation and Healing Qi Retreat in July 2018

Meditation and Healing Qi Retreat in July 2018

Would you like spend this winter in July with renewed spirit and energy ?

Meditation practice helps you tune into and awaken to the vibrant chi energy within us.

So, in this July retreat, we will learn how to open the path to the Qi in our bodies and how to practice the twelve meridians in our life.

In everyday life, you need to be healthy through breathing and flow of qi through the meridians.

We hope that you can come along with your spirit of sincerity and enthusiasm, and open your bright and fresh energy in the July meditation retreat.

Korean winter food for lunch will be served – hotteog (Korean sweet pancake), hobakjuk (Korean pumpkin porridge), saenggang cha (Korean ginger tea).

We pray for your health and wellbeing.

Date : 29th July 2018

Time : 9.00am – 2.00pm

Place : 20 Bundaleer Crescent, Bensville, 2251

Cost : $30

RSVP : by 25th July 2018

Contact : (02) 4368 2393

info@wonbuddhism.org.au

www.wonbuddhism.org.au

Korean Kimchi and Healthy Food Retreat – June 24, 2018

Korean Kimchi and Healthy Food Retreat – June 24, 2018

Dear Dharma friends

Time flies ! Almost half of the year has passed. 

We hope and pray that the rest of the year is meaningful and peaceful.

In the June retreat, we are mainly focusing on two things.

First, you will learn breathing and resting in the form of the elixir field meditation of Won Buddhism.

Second, you will learn how to make kimchi. June is the best time of the year to make kimchi.

Also, we want to show you how to make healthy Korean side dishes, such as Lotus root, tofu, and mushrooms.

Our goal is to enrich our lives through meditation and healthy food.

Lunch will be served with Korean kimchi and various vegetables.

We look forward to seeing you.

P.S. If you would like to participate in learning to make kimchi, then bring an apron. Also, you can buy some kimchi to take home.

    

Date         : 24 June 2018 (Sunday)

Time        : 9.00am – 2.00pm

Place       : Gosford Meditation Temple

                     20 Bundaleer Crescent, Bensville, 2251

Cost        : $30 (Free for children)

RSVP     : by 21 June 2018

Retreat in May

Retreat in May

Hi everyone,

May is just around the corner, and we are already into the autumn season.

We are all busy in our daily lives, however, attaining good health is essential to our longevity and quality of life.

Therefore, many of us are seeking to obtain and maintain a harmonious equilibrium of our mental and physical health.

We would like to introduce some teachings of mind study by Soteasan.

Healthy dishes with lots of vegetables will be served for lunch!

All are welcome.

Date: 27th May 2018

Time: 9:00am -2:00pm

Place: 20 Bundaleer Crescent, Bensville NSW 2251

Cost: $30

RSVP: by 24 May 2018

Contact: (02) 4368-2393, info@wonbuddhism.org.au

P.S: please refer our website (http://wonbuddhism.org.au for

Class schedules in 2018)