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2021
Weekly Check-In Sessions

Venerable Juewei
Jonathan Page
Joey Yeo
Cecilia Manikan
Remy Low
Katya Todarello

A short session of weekly connection, dharma and community

Sundays from 11am – 11:30am Sydney Time via Zoom
Starting 10th Jan 2021

Led by Venerable Juewei and experienced facilitators from the community, we will have a “Mindful Check-In” together, share and care in smaller groups, and close each session with a dedication of merits.

Shadows, Dreams and Bubbles

19th Dec 2021 Last week, under the guidance of Joey, we were asked to reflect on the practice of “le…

Let Go of the Raft

12th Dec 2021 In the last session, we reflected on the practice of realising form as not form and ho…

Seeing the Tathagata

5th Dec 2021 We are now mid-way through giving diamonds to each other. We gave each other reminders …

Altruism

28th Nov 2021. Sunday, we will reflect on the theme of “Altruism”, which will be facilitated by Pris…

Infinity

21st Nov 2021, In this week’s session, we will collectively reflect on the following words in the Di…

Mindful Movements

14th Nov 2021, This week, Priscilla has invited our friend Louise Zaslawski to guide our community t…

Building our Relationship with Time for Awakening and Realisation

31st Oct 2021, What does it mean for me – to be in the present moment?

Right Speech as the Wholehearted Expression of Buddhist Practice

24th Oct 2021. After a powerful session last Sunday regarding courage, we hope that you have had a b…

Finding Courage to Live Fully

17th Oct 2021. Inspired by your insightful discussions last week regarding the power of music, this …

The Power of Music as the Language of a Human Soul

10th Oct 2021. Dr. Ekaterina Todarello will lead us to discover “The power of music as the language …

Realising my Dharma Through Work

3rd Oct 2021. We are invited to ponder the below questions: 1) What is my medicine, my talents and g…

The Joy of Sadness

26th Sept 2021. Dr. Jonathan is inviting us to explore and reveal the “The Joy of Sadness”.

So Much Sadness – What can I do?

12th Sept 2021. Dr. Jonathan is inviting us to investigate responses to sadness with the topic  “So…

In Praise of Sadness

28th August 2021. This coming Sunday Check-In will be having our friend, Dr Jonathan to facilitate t…

How to Stop

22/8/2021 Dr Low is asking us to reflect on a complementary skill to that of engaging – our ability …

How to Engage

15/8/2021 Remy is inviting us to: "Start reflecting on the areas of life where we may find ourselves…

Personal Worldview

8/8/2021 Worldviews are central in defining the roles we play. They shape what we believe and what w…

Self Awareness

1/8/2021 How, with greater self-awareness, empathy and self-regulation, can we become a healing gift…

Trust in Shared Humanity

25/7/2021 Dr. Cecile Manikan will lead us with another splendid journey—Trust in Shared Humanity

Resilience

18/7/2021 Dr. Cecile Manikan will tell the stories of two great leaders of our time, Venerable Maste…

Giving

11/7/2021 Cecile is going to lead us on a beautiful journey of Giving. Giving is a way of expressing…

Freedom from Freedom

4/7/2021 Freedom from Freedom What have we done for others? How do we give of ourselves to others? …

Living Kindly

27/6/2021 “How have you lived kindly this past week? How could you be even kinder?”

Bodhisattva Precepts

20/6/2021 What have you done in the past week that has lit up a corner of your world? Is it somethin…

Five Precepts

13/6/2021 We are looking forward to discussing your lived experience of practicing five precepts.

Taking Refuge

6/6/2021 We are looking forward to discussing your thoughts and reflections regarding finding and ta…

Dharma is Everywhere – Your turn!

30/5/2021 With a week of reflecting on “Dharma is everywhere” and with the examples provided in the …

Dharma is Everywhere: Space

23/5/2021 Staring into the skies of the dark night, seeing the stars, the moon, and, if lucky, some …

Co-Creation

16/5/2021 We've had 30 sessions together and like all good things, it's time for a review. Shall we …

Dharma is Everywhere: Media/Social Media

9/5/2021 Joey is again taking us on a journey through every day experiences in his series on Dharma …

The First Hindrance

4th May 2021 Try to remember your own experience of a recent sensory-type hindrance, that interfered…

Dharma is Everywhere: Roads

2nd May 2021 In the month of May, we will attempt to explore this very simple phrase – “Dharma is Ev…

The Third Hindrance

25th Apr 2021 Jonathan is taking us on the final week of his gentle and compassionate exploration of…

The Second Hindrance

11th Apr 2021 Try to remember a particular experience of anger (even mild), rejection, disappointmen…

The Paths to Awakening

28th Mar 2021 Venerable Juewei has asked us to reflect on how Buddhist practice can help us to be at…

Forgiveness

21st Mar 2021 Venerable Juewei guides us through the sensitive and healing topic of forgiveness: Wha…

Bodhisattva Vows

14th Mar 2021 “A bodhisattva is always thinking, studying and listening in order to develop th…

Discipline

7th Mar 2021 Think of an occasion when you or someone you know exercised discipline. What did you or…

Harmonize

28th Feb 2021 With our hearts now connected together in bringing about a better place for all, the n…

A Beautiful Place

21st Feb 2021 What do you think are the characteristics of a “beautiful place for us all” and how ca…

A Pure Heart

14th Feb 2021 Last week, we contemplated on the first part of the lyrics. For this week, we will be …

Connecting Hearts

7th Feb 2021 For the next two weeks, we will be exploring the lyrics of the song titled “Connecting …

Guilt

31st Jan 2021 In January we are together using self-compassion to explore some challenging emotions.…

Anger

17th Jan 2021 The question Jonathan would like us to consider is: How do I know when anger is approa…

Jealousy

24th Jan 2021 In January we are together using self-compassion to explore some challenging emotions.…

Self Compassion

10th Jan 2021 Our first meeting of 2021 guided by Dr. Jonathan Page. How do you plan to take good ca…

You can listen to our previous 2020 Sunday Check In recordings here