This time it’s in Sydney and organised by Sydney Insight Meditators. Taking place on the weekend of 22 and 23 June, it will be at the Well-Aware-Ness Centre at 14 Ridge Street, North Sydney. The cost is $80 + dana.
For those of you who missed his recent workshop in Wellington, it’s a great opportunity. Here’s how the workshop is described:
Making the Most of Being Human
A secular Buddhist weekend workshop led by Winton Higgins
Secular Buddhism is an emerging movement that takes a fresh look at the core teachings the Buddha gave twenty-five centuries ago, and translates them into practices and terms that address today’s lay westerners.
Although secular Buddhism has some affinity with Buddhist schools that also work with these teachings, it does not identify with any of the ancestral forms of Buddhism, their beliefs, formulaic practices or institutions.
During the weekend we’ll explore how Buddhist practice can be recast in a way that acknowledges the times and culture in which we live, and the choices and responsibilities that confront us now.
The days will consist of sitting meditation, talks and discussion. Bring pen and paper if you would like to take notes.
Dana : In keeping with the 2.500 year old tradition the teacher is not paid for the dharma teaching. Dana is the practice of generosity through which we offer donations to the teachers as a sign of respect for the teachings. Retreatants will have the opportunity to practise dana during the retreat.