Recognizing the challenge of maintaining an ongoing meditation practice; the need for ‘practical wisdom perspectives’ in dealing with the stress and issues of contemporary life; the opportunity to check-in with a well-practiced Meditation Teacher; and the benefits of group support with like-minded people; through WELL-AWARE-NESS, John Barter provides three ongoing Meditation Groups.
Each of these Meditation Groups runs for one and a half hours, and is structured as follows:
The first half-hour John provides some reflections and teachings on applying practical wisdom for living consciously, while learning and growing through our experience of Life. These reflections often come from John’s understanding of the Buddha’s teachings, his own experience of Buddhist Monastic life, and the application of psycho-spiritual perspectives to daily living.
The second half-hour, John guides a Mindfulness based Meditation.
The third half-hour provides opportunity for a cup of tea, questions and discussion.
Payment per group session is by ‘Dana’ ie. your expression of your generosity (rec.$10-$20).
Tweed Coast, NSW
Weekly Monday Meditation Group
John offers a weekly Monday Evening Mindfulness and Wisdom based Meditation Group at his property on the Tweed Coast.
Venue: Ratanagiri Retreat
Address: 11 Double View Road, Farrants Hill
Directions: If travelling south on the Pacific Motorway take the Clothiers Creek exit. Turn right onto Clothiers Creek Road for 10 kms, turning right onto Farrants Road.
If travelling on Tweed Valley Way, turn right onto Clothiers Creek Road at Condong. Travel along Clothiers Creek Road for 7 kms, turning left onto Farrants Road.
200 metres along Farrants Road turn right into Double View Road. 100 metres on left just before the ‘Ratanagiri’ & ‘Private Road’ sign posts Car Parking spaces available or park on street.
Walk up the ‘Private Road’ & ‘Ratanagiri’ on left, in through the black farm gate. Turn sharp right up the gravel driveway, small orange flag at the entrance. Pass the Bali Spirit House up to the house.
Time: 6.30pm to 7.30pm
Cost: DANA (expression of generosity)
PHONE: 0400 022 048
John’s Sydney Meditation Group is no longer meeting.
John is available for SKYPE and telephone sessions.