Please see below our July programme for Dharma practice and secular mindfulness practice (Please see below).
GROUP MEDITATION PRACTICE
Just before the festival we had a gentle day of meditation practice at 9 Mount road. It was such a nice day that the people that came requested we make this a monthly event. The day consisted of practicing together, discussing any difficulties we were having with meditation practice, sharing a fantastic lunch and watching a DVD on Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche’s life. Cost of attendance is by donation which will go towards covering tea and coffee and supporting the new Samye Dharma Practice Group to bring teachers to the Eastern Cape.
SECULAR MINDFULNESS DAY
The monthly mindfulness day will take place on the 24th of July. The cost will be the usual, R260. It is practice not to exclude anyone who would like to attend but cannot afford to. Please contact us to discuss alternatives. There is a discount for those who are members of the Samye Dharma Practice Group (See below).
MEMBERSHIP TO GRAHAMSTOWN SAMYE DHARMA PRACTICE GROUP
We are now official having opened our bank account a few weeks ago. This means that you can now become a member of the group. The main aims of SDPGG is to foster the teachings of the Kagyu lineage of Vajrayana Buddhism as well as promote secular mindfulness practice. Money collected from monthly membership fees will be used to bring teachers to Grahamstown in order to teach meditation and Vajrayana Buddhism as well as pay for the basic office expenses to run the group.
As a member you will
- get a discount off all events, retreats and teachings. This will include the monthly mindfulness day.
- as a member you are entitled to vote for office bearers at the group’s annual meeting
- you are also welcome to come and meditate in the shrine room and/or enjoy the garden at 9 Mount road (during the day) so long as you contact Jane beforehand.
We currently have three membership options:
Full Membership: R150 per month.
This gives you a 30% discount off all events, retreats and teachings organised by the SDPGG and secular mindfulness events run by Jane under Mindfulness Africa
Sponsorship Member: R50 per month.
This gives you a 10 % discount of all events, retreats and teachings organised by the SDPGG and secular mindfulness events run by Jane under Mindfulness Africa
Student/Pensioner membership: R80 per month.
This gives you a 30% discount off all events, retreats and teachings organised by the SDPGG and secular mindfulness events run by Jane under Mindfulness Africa.
If anyone would like to become a member please contact our treasurer, Alexandra Johnson on 0832618952 firstname.lastname@example.org
The founding members and current office bearers of the SDPGG are:
Alexandra Johnson, Anton Krueger, Beverly Taylor and Jane Burt.
Please note, you do not have to be a member of the group to attend any of the groups activities. You do not have to be a Buddhist to be a member. Membership is for those who wish to support the group and its aim to bring teachers to the Eastern Cape, as well as support meditation practice as a path towards inner peace and thus world peace.
With Best Wishes
|Thurs 1st||6-7pm||Taming the Tiger for students of Nyondro|
|Wed 7th||6-6:45pm||Secular Mindfulness Practice|
|Wed 7th||7-8pm||Chenrezig Puja|
|Thurs 8th||6-7p||Taming the Tiger for students of Nyondro|
|Wed 14th||6-6:45pm||Secular Mindfulness Practice|
|Wed 14th||7-8pm||Chenrezig Puja|
|Thurs 15th||6-7pm||Taming the Tiger for students of Nyondro|
|Mon 19th||8-8:30pm||Medicine Buddha Puja|
|Wed 21st||6-6:45pm||Secular Mindfulness Practice|
|Wed 21st||7-8pm||Chenrezig Puja|
|Thurs 22nd||6-7pm||Taming the Tiger for students of Nyondro|
|Sat 24th||10am – 4pm||GRAHAMSTOWN Mindfulness Day|
|Sat 24th||7-8pm||Green Tara Puja|
|Mon 26th||8-9pm||Full Moon Chenrezig Puja|
|Wed 28th||6-6:45pm||Secular Mindfulness Practice|
|Wed 28th||7-8pm||Chenrezig Puja|
|Thurs 29th||6-7pm||Taming the Tiger for students of Nyondro|
|Sat 31st||10am – 3pm||Group Meditation Practice|
To see the world in a grain of sand,
And a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand,
And eternity in an hour.
William Blake – Auguries of Innocence