• 31/07/2012 /  Meditation Courses

    Dear Karuna Friends,

    This Tuesday 31 July and Thursday 2 August at 150 Walker St 7 pm, we begin a new meditation course entitled:

    ‘The Big Sky Beyond’

    Presented by Malcolm Pearce PhD

    The first session is entitled ‘A Bird’s Eye view of the Six Realms’

    One of the topics will be ‘How do you know which one you are in?

    All welcome.

    We look forward to seeing you there.

     

  • 26/01/2012 /  Meditation Courses

    by Malcolm

    Intervals of Freedom

    An invitation to all Karuna friends.

    A new meditation course commencing fortnightly at 150 Walker Street.

    Meditation gives you intervals of being free from fuss and bother,

    free from stress and worry, and free from problems.

    So how do you get like that?

    Well, it’s not about being like this:

    Three Wise Monkeys

    It’s not about shutting out or switching off. Why? Because if you do that,  you have to eventually stop being switched off.

    and all the problems just come swarming back in again.

    Being free of worry and fuss begins  when you learn to scale your problems and bothers down in size

    and this is done in meditation.

    by learning to extend your consciousness and expand your mind.

    It’s about becoming like this:

    ‘With tranquil minds and constantly in contemplation
    they are peaceful, unprejudiced, at rest and free from longing,
    immune from all distraction and delusion.
    Their minds are calm and clear, profound and infinite.’
    (The Threefold Lotus Sutra)

    Choose either:

    Tuesday 31st January  7 pm

    or

    Thursday 2nd February  7 pm

    For information call 9929 8463 or email Nara

  • 23/10/2011 /  Meditation Courses

    Invitation to Karuna Friends

    To a New Meditation Course at 150 Walker St.

     

    Begins 7 pm Tuesday 8 and Thursday 10 November

     

     ‘Calm the Winds of your Thoughts,
    and there will be no Waves
    on the Ocean of your Mind.’

    ______________

    Please note that the course

    ‘Meditations for Spring Time’

    has now finished.

    (There are no meetings on Tuesday 25 or Thursday  27 October)

  • 23/09/2011 /  Meditation Courses

    by Malcolm

     

    An opportunity not to be missed!

     

    On Thursday evening 29 September 7:00 pm.

     

    we are having a special one-off Reiki evening at 150 Walker St.

    The evening will feature visualisations on how best to receive Reiki

     

    We are looking forward to seeing you.

    Please note the date in your diary

    This session will be a preview of the Reiki weekend coming up later this year.

  • 29/05/2011 /  Meditation Courses

    by Malcolm

    Thanks
    for your patience.

    We are now ready to start

    a NEW meditation course

     

    The Enjoyment
    of Meditation

     

    in our NEW meditation venue at

     

    150 Walker St.

    North Sydney.

    For your first evening, you can choose either

     

    7 pm Tuesday 7th June.

    or

    7 pm Thursday 9th June.

     

    Let us know if you are coming. Phone 9929 8643

  • 03/04/2011 /  Meditation Courses

    moving-blog

    We are Moving! (But not very far).

    Next week, the first week in April, on Tuesday 5th and Thursday 7th  we will have the last evenings of the ‘Crystal Clear’ course.

    They will also be the very last meditation evenings to be held at 144 Walker St.

    We are moving our meeting place a few metres up the road to 150 Walker St.

    We will be in recess while this is being sorted out. When we are ready to start up again we will let you know (please watch The Karuna Post and check your emails).

    Please come next week on either Tuesday or Thursday, for the final meditation get-together at 144 Walker St.

     

     

  • 24/01/2011 /  Meditation Courses

    ‘Crystal Clear’

    When you practise the Lotus Sutra meditations,

    why do changes happen?

    Meditation evenings begin

    Tuesday 8th or Thursday 10th February

    at 7 pm.

    For extra info ring 9929 8643

  • 25/10/2010 /  Meditation Courses

    New Course at Walker St North Sydney

    The mind is like an untamed monkey, leaping about from one thought to another and sometimes creating harmful mischief for itself.

    In this course we will find gentle ways to tame this mischievous monkey.

    Starts 7.00 pm Tuesday 26 October or Thursday 28 October

    and then at two week intervals.

    Fee  $10 per evening or $50 for the whole program.

    For information call (02) 9929 8643.

  • 21/07/2010 /  Meditation Courses
    Photographic Study of The Karuna Buddha

    Karuna Buddha

    This statue was chosen for use in our meditation room because its face expresses kindness, peacefulness and deep wisdom. These are characteristics of the subtle mind, which is our own natural state of mind when our delusory thoughts have evaporated.

    The statue is of the original Buddha Sakyamuni in his manifestation as a healer (Medicine Buddha).  He is holding a bowl which contains medicine for the healing of the world’s ills. Appearing from the bowl on this statue is a crystal lotus representing the transformation of all our negativity into clear enlightenment.

    The Buddha is described in the Lotus Sutra and many other texts as a skilled physician who cures the deepest troubles of our minds and hearts using the medicine of his teachings.

    Lama Tashi Namgyal makes this comment:

    “If one meditates on the Medicine Buddha, one will eventually attain enlightenment,but in the meantime one will experience an increase in healing powers both for oneself and others and a  decrease in physical and mental suffering.”

    Remko has very skillfully captured its facial expression, the most important feature of a Buddha statue and the most difficult  to photograph.

    Thanks to Remko’s skill in photography, we can clearly see the essential symbolic features of this beautiful statue and more easily remember them in our meditations.

    Warm wishes,

    Malcolm

  • 21/07/2010 /  Meditation Courses

    Recipes for Inner and Outer Peace – Four Conditions of Bliss

    Every second Tuesday and Thursday at 7 pm

    Five evenings starting:

    Tuesday 20 July

    Thursday 22 July

    at Walker St. North Sydney.

    Phone 9929 8643