An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until 27/02/2024
Uncover the great potential of your mind in this meditative journey of self discovery and inner peace. Learn about and experience a variety of guided meditations in a supported and conducive group setting. Explore how the mind works and how we can use it to uncover our full potential of wisdom, freedom and kindness.’
By donation, no bookings required. All ages and levels of experience welcome. Chairs and some cushions provided and you’re welcome to bring your own.
QCWA Caloundra Hall
17 Kalinga St, Caloundra QLD 4551
First session will be on Tuesday 31st of October and each following Tuesday session will run from 4:00pm-5:30pm.
Last session for the year will be the 19th December and the first for 2024 will be 9th January.
Peter Shepherd was introduced to Buddhism in 2009 when his friend lent him a copy of ‘What Makes You Not a Buddhist’, by Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche. It was the first time he’d ever read anything that was explicitly talking about our reality. This led him to attend the Discovering Buddhism Course with Venerable Tenzin Tsepal at Chenrezig Institute shortly after, to which he is still grateful for and drawing inspiration from today.
He has a very keen interest in how dharma is relevant to us each day and how it can be applied in every moment. He’s passionate about how this ancient wisdom tradition can be applied to us living in a different part of the world in a very different culture. Whilst at our core we are no different to the Indians and Tibetans of the past centuries, we have a very different education system, upbringing, social circumstances and exposure to a much wider range of experiences and information. As some of our great teachers have shown us in recent years, there are a few very important considerations, to make sure the dharma is received and practiced as intended.
He has attended numerous study and meditation retreats at Chenrezig Institute and other locations. He currently lives in Caloundra with his partner and works part-time as a landscape architect and Zenthai Shiatsu therapist. His study of Zenthai Shiatsu, Chinese Five Element Theory and Ayurveda have led him to explore the body-mind relationship in greater depth and he is passionate about how other traditions and modalities can support Buddhist practice.