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Autumn Newsletter

Dear Friends

Autumn Greetings.

Our life is a continual process Change and Transition.

We transition from this moment into the next moment; this minute into the next minute. From this hour into the next hour; from this day into the next day – the next week, the next month, the next season, the next year, next decade and finally – the next life.

More recently we have moved into the wonderful season of AUTUMN.  Autumn brings cool relief from the heat of summer. Autumn displays itself with changing colours, the sounds of nature – all of which effect our mood and way of being into life.

In our Mindfulness and Wisdom-based Meditation practice – we can notice how our thoughts, mental states, emotions, moods and behaviours transition and change in response to the seasonal change. As the Buddha wisely pointed out – there is no permanency to our self – when all things change. This is why it can be helpful to notice how our self changes in response to seasonal changes.

Those of you based in Sydney may also be noticing a change in both yourself and your Meditation Practice – through not having my presence in Sydney and the connection through the weekly Meditation Group. I do hope that you are continuing with your meditation and maintaining your calm and clarity.

A number of my Sydney based Psychology clients have remained connected through Skype or Phone sessions – that work quite well. Those of you that have made use of my Mindfulness and Wisdom-based Psychology sessions in the past, I am certainly happy to continue through Skype or Phone – if you wish to make contact.

Here on the Tweed Coast – I continue to transition – developing my Psychology Practice and Meditation Group here.

Monday Evening Meditation: 6:30pm – 7:30pm at Farrants Hill – Please phone 0400 022 048 or email: info@wellawareness.com.au

UPCOMING MEDITATION RETREAT DAY:

Meditations & Reflections for Calm and Clarity in Working With

Challenges – Choices & Changes 

I will be offering the above Meditation Day Retreat on  two days in May, one in Sydney and the other on the Tweed Coast:

*Sunday May 7th 10:00am – 4:00pm Farrants Hill – Tweed Coast

Payment by DANA + Bring a Plate of Food to Share

(Please email info@wellawareness.com.au to register your interest)

*Saturday May 27th 10:00am – 4:00pm Sydney Awareness Institute – 20 Clarke Street, Crows Nest

Cost: $180 (to cover Venue Hire, Food Catering and John’s return flight from the Gold Coast to Sydney)

Payment made to: WELL-AWARE-NESS Pty Ltd (Please include your name)

BSB: 032 298

Acc: 215 034

(Please contact Stephen ‘Issaro’ Mayers on:

0438 132 903, e: emagine@bigpond.net.au to register your interest)

I will be sending out another email with the Meditation Day Retreat – flyers attached for more detailed information.

DIGITAL MEDIA FOR MEDITATION AND WISDOM

Stephen ‘Viriyo’ Byrne and I are developing Digital Meditation and Wisdom Products. We would like your feedback on whether you would like:

  1. A Meditation App         or
  2. The Wisdom Posters – As Audio Visual Digital Reminders.
  3. If you would like both – which one would you like first? and why?
  4. Any other suggestion for digital media that one could offer – Podcasts, Video Teaching etc.

Please send me an email regarding your thoughts.

JUST FOR INSPIRATION – TAKE A LOOK:

Buddhism’s Diamond Sutra: The Extraordinary Discovery Of The World’s Oldest Book | The Huffington Post
http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/1859164

 

Stay Well, Warm and Dry as our weather gets cooler.

Metta Regards

John

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