MONDAY – OPEN DAY

10.00am – 2.00 pm Library Open – For sale of items and membership ONLY
11:00am – 3:00pm Open Day.  A volunteer is available to assist with inquiries & memberships and show visitors around.
1:00pm – 1:45pm **Monthly Q&A Dhamma Discussion with Geetha **Held on the 1st Monday of each month.
2:00pm – 3:00pm Guided Meditation Classes are held in the Community Hall

 

TUESDAY

7.00pm – 8.30pm Armadale Online Meditation Group led by a Monastic.  Please contact armadale@bswa.org for login details.

 

WEDNESDAY

7.00pm – 8.00pm Dhamma Yarns – Guided Meditation and Dhamma Talk, presented by senior lay teachers.  Suitable for new and experienced meditators.  Join us afterwards for tea and a yarn. *First Wednesday of the month.

 

THURSDAY

9.00am – 3.00pm Eight Precepts Day – held on the Thursday following the full moon.  The lay community practice walking and sitting meditation together, listen to a recorded Dhamma talk and keep the 8 Precepts.

 

FRIDAY

7:00pm – 7:20pm Recorded Chanting
7:30pm – 8:00pm Guided Meditation by a senior monk or nun  OR  by a guest speaker during Rains Retreat
8:00pm – 9:00pm Dhamma Talk by a senior monk or nun  OR  by a guest speaker during Rains Retreat

 

SATURDAY

10:30am Morning Chanting then Dana – offering of food to the monks or nuns, then a shared lunch for all in the Community Hall (Except during Rains Retreat)
1:45pm – 2:30pm  Book Club – Discussion led by a monastic.  Books change each month, check the Events Page for details.  Held once a month.
3:00pm – 4:15pm Ongoing Guided Meditation Class with a senior monk or nun (Except during Rains Retreat)
3:00pm – 4:15pm 4 Week Beginner’s Meditation Class – starts on the 1st Saturday of the month. Visit https://bswa.org/practices/introduction-to-meditation/
5:00pm – 6:00pm Be Quiet (BQ) – Young Meditators Group (18-35).  Meets 1st & 3rd Saturdays of each month.

Kalayana Friendship Community (KFC) – All ages group.  Meets 2nd & 4th Saturdays of each month

 

SUNDAY

9:00am – 11:00am Children’s Dhamma Classes (ages 3-17). Term 1 begins Sunday, 6 February 2022.  Please email admin@bswa.org for details.
10:30am Morning Chanting then Dana – offering of food to the monks or nuns, then a shared lunch for all in the Community Hall (Except during Rains Retreat)
3:00pm – 4:15pm Sutta Class or Buddhist Study Group in the Main Hall every 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month (Not held during Rains Retreat)

FULL MOON (POYA) DAY

A day for those who would like to undertake the 8 precepts. Please check the notice board for program and dates.

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More information about Weekend Sangha Food Offering (Dana)

10:00 – 10:30am: Guests arrive and drop off food. Please prepare and cook food before arrival.

10:30 – 11:00am: First chanting and offering of the Five Precepts and Three Refuges. Then alms-round (Pindapata): rice offering to the monks or nuns. Next offering of requisites to the monks or nuns. Lastly Sangha Blessing: after the offerings, a traditional pāli blessing is chanted by the monks or nuns to share the merits of the gifts given.

11:00am – Noon: Shared lunch for all. After the meal, the monks or nuns are available to speak informally with the visitors.

Location and dates: every weekend Saturday and Sunday, except during Rains Retreat in the Community Hall at Dhammaloka