The Gyuto Monks annual two-week program at the Bondi Pavilion will return this April 11 – 24 for their two-week workshop, held 9.30am – 6pm daily.
This year’s program features daily half hour chanting meditations (better than a coffee!), talks on happiness and mental health, meditation workshops and many opportunities to just hang out with the monks.
Children are particularly drawn to the monks. Every day at 10:15am, a Monks, Meditation and Morning Tea session is held for kids, allowing them to interact on an informal basis with these wonderfully compassionate and wise teachers.
At 11am each day, a hugely entertaining Craft for Kids workshop will be held, enabling children to understand the basics of mindfulness at a level they can easily appreciate. Kids will practice Tibetan art and craft activities during the daily sessions and take home what they make.
From 3-5pm each day, Personal Pujas and Cleansing Ceremonies offer the opportunity for individuals to sit with a monk and have them chant a special puja (prayer sessions / offerings) just for them. Buddhists believe these ancient cleansing ceremonies can help counter the impact of negative actions accrued in this life – or past lives. Intensely personal, these ceremonies provide some insight into the power of the monk’s practices.
In addition there will be five public talks over the fortnight – ‘Who Am I’ (Thursday 14 April), ‘Ageing Without Fear’ (Saturday 16 April), ‘Making Life Count’ (Sunday 17 April), ‘Surrender Control’ (Thursday 21 April), and ‘Living Consciously, Dying Well’ (Saturday 23 April). All will be held at 2:30pm at the Bondi Pavilion.WHAT: The Gyuto Monks in Bondi
WHEN: 11/04/2016 - 24/04/2016 (9:30 am - 6:00 pm)
WHERE: Bondi Pavilion Gallery
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