Foundations of Buddhism and Meditation (Weekend retreat + two half days in Sydney)
with Danny Taylor
May 27 - 29, 2022
This integrated process is for people interested in the foundations of Buddhism and its relationship to meditation & life. It consists of three events, starting with a weekend at BMIMC, and two half-days in Sydney. 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.
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