Cancelled – Foundations of Buddhism and Meditation with Danny Taylor (Online)
with Danny Taylor
October 22 - 24, 2021
*** This retreat has been cancelled ***
This integrated process is for people interested in the foundations of Buddhism and its relationship to meditation & life. All sessions are online via Zoom. It consists of three events, starting with a group weekend, a 1-to-1 discussion, and a follow-up day, over the course of a month. Meditation will be central, but explored in its Buddhist context as a foundation for living. The format will allow us to experiment with integrating meditation into our everyday lives, while appreciating the Buddha’s core messages. This process is open to complete beginners and more experienced meditators.
Buddhism is about lived experience. The Buddha’s approach was pragmatic. His ideas are practical and meant to change our lives. We will explore the Buddha’s perspectives, understanding how they dislodge us from our current state, making us different in a positive way. We will aim to understand what this means in practice. In this way it will become clear why Buddhism cannot be reduced to being just a philosophy, or a form of psychology, but is pointing to something well beyond both.
This process is for people new to Buddhism but is also open to anyone drawn to this topic. The process is designed for full participation. It’s not just a course to dip in and out of. It’s a commitment to learn with a group of colleagues.
The basic requirements are the capacity to access Zoom and a private place to be during the online sessions. This can be accessed easily via a computer, tablet or phone. We can help you with the set-up if you are not familiar with this.
Price: $100 (BMIMC Support Fee) + Dana
Dates & Times:
Weekend: Friday 22nd October to Sunday 24th October
- Friday 7.00-9.00pm
- Saturday 10am-12noon, 2.00-4.30pm
- Sunday 10am-12noon & 2.00-4.30pm
1-to-1 Discussion with Teacher – Weekend of 30th/31st October
- To be arranged during initial weekend
Saturday 27th November
- 10am-12.30pm & 2.00-4.30pm
Danny Taylor has been a student of Eastern traditions since the early 1970s, and a practitioner of Buddhist meditation in the Mahāsī Sayādaw tradition since 1986. He has worked as a psychologist and is a management consultant. Danny emphasises the integration of meditation with our daily reality. He is also a leader of the group’s meditation sessions in Sydney.
Learn more about Danny Taylor