R & R (Reading & Reflecting) - Book Club

Stoke the fires of what interests you using contemporary texts from
divergent views around the subject of awareness practices. 
Have a rich yarn with your peers.

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Term 4 2019

A Gradual Awakening by Stephen Levine


In this intelligent, accessible work, acclaimed poet and meditation teacher Stephen Levine introduces readers to meditation. Filled with practical guidance and advice--as well as extensive personal recollections--A Gradual Awakening explains the value of meditation as a means of attaining awareness, and provides readers with extensive advice on how establish a practice. Drawing on his own personal experiences with and insights into vipassana meditation, Levine has crafted an inspiring book for anyone interested in deep personal growth.

Day:

Tuesday

Time:

6:00 - 7:15 pm (AEST)   

Details:

15 October 2019 - Chapters 1 - 7 

29 October 2019 - Chapters 8 - 18 

12 November 2019 - Chapters 19 - 30

*Chapters are short and around 50 pages or so in total each time


Zoom Host: 

Pamela Lovell

Fee: $50


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Term 1 2020 

The Science of Enlightenment by Shinzen Young

Demystify mysticism and learn techniques to move yourself beyond emotional and intellectual blocks into a realm of clear insight and inner peace. In this complete curriculum for self-investigation Shinzen Young - one of America's foremost meditation teachers - covers traditional teachings, scientific insights, and practical instruction to show you exactly how enlightenment works, and how to begin your own journey to inner liberation. Topics include concentration, awareness, and merging techniques to explore the self and the world around you, how spiritual practices work in Buddhism, Christianity, Jewish mysticism, Sufism, Hinduism, shamanism, and many other mystical traditions, as well as 6 complete guided meditation sessions and a host of insights on how to choose and establish your own meditation practice.
©1997 Shinzen Young (P)1997 Shinzen Young

Day:

Tuesday

Time:

6:00 - 7:15 pm (AEST)   

Details:

28 January 2020 - Chapters 1 - 2

11 February 2020 - Chapters 3 - 5

25 February 2020 - Chapters 6 - 7

10 March 2020 - Chapters 8 - 10

24 March 2020 - Chapter 11

*Chapters are short and around 50 pages or so in total each time


Zoom Host: 

Pamela Lovell

Fee: $50


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Who is this for? 

For people with an interest in mindfulness and those who have completed Level I or Level II training and beyond, even if you do not yet teach.

Why? 

To enhance our understanding of mindfulness, its gifts and complexities and to explore the implications for our practice.

How? 

Commit to one book at a time.
One hour fifteen minute sessions via Zoom.

Location: 

At your place

Structure: 

Sit, Explore, Reflect , Sit

Typical session reflections:

What resonated with you?
What questions do you have that we can grapple with together?
What do you see as implications for your practice?







Mindfulness Training Institute - Australia & New Zealand (MTI)