Connecting, Releasing, and Inspiring

2020 has been a challenging year. As a community of practice, we recognise this and would like to warmly offer you the opportunity to be part of two special gatherings.

The general themes for these gatherings will be Connecting, Releasing, and Inspiring. During the first gathering we will have the chance to reflect on 2020, while also doing some meditation practices that help us release physical, emotional and mental tension. We will explore some practical ways to cultivate self-compassion.

At the second gathering we will make space to clarify the things that are most important to us and the intentions that we have for 2021. We’ll also explore some research-based ways to wellness, and practical ways to become even better listeners.

These gatherings will be wonderful opportunities to deepen or re-invigorate our personal meditation practice, and to connect with people who are part of Coogee meditation group. You are welcome to come to just one gathering, but if possible try to attend both because they complement each other.  

Nickolas Yu will be our guest facilitator (he is an experienced meditation facilitator and coach who has played a lead role in the wide-scale implementation of meditation and coaching in NSW Health). He will be joined by Dhammalata who is an experienced meditator, Buddhist order member and co-founder of our Coogee Buddhist Community. Some other members of Coogee meditation group may also be facilitating different activities during the two gatherings.

Wednesday December 30, 2020:
Relaxing, Releasing, Replenishing & ReflectingMindfulness meditationHow to release stress through Deep relaxation meditationReflect on 2020, including what you are interested in letting go of or what you have learntHow to cultivate self-compassionSelf-compassion meditationListening circle, Poems, Contemplative reading.
 Wednesday January 6, 2021
Imagining, Intention-setting & InspirationVisioning and Values clarificationForming a Deep resolve for 2021Research-based wellness strategiesCultivating a kinder world through deeper listening to self and othersGratitude and Joy meditationListening circle, Poems, Contemplative reading.

PLEASE RSVP so that we know how many resources to print and prepare for participants. Closer to the workshop we will also send information about lunch (we need to be COVID safe).

Note: Each day will involve 2 Deep relaxation meditation practices. The recommended posture is laying down on the floor so please bring a pillow and something to cover your body (eg throw or shawl). If you prefer not to lay down then you can do the practice in a seated position.

Let us know asap if you wish to secure a place by return email

The venue will be The Coogee Croquet Club – Bream Street Coogee (next to Bardon Park)

Nickolas Yu and Dhammalata

– an event supported by Triratna Eastern Suburbs Buddhist Community

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