Tasmania – April 2022

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We have entered the holy month of April in 2022 when all major faiths have special festivals as you will see below.

The month has come at a time of extraordinary conflict in the world and gives us an opportunity to pause and reflect on what peace means to us personally and in our faith traditions. This time is a blessed opportunity to make peace firstly within ourselves and then with all others as our faiths encourage us to do. If not us, as they say, then who?

Palm Sunday is also a time when refugees are remembered. The Melbourne Anglican community are going to make their Palm Sunday procession a reminder of the fate of refugees who have sought and are seeking asylum in Australia. But the support for this cause in Hobart is no less.

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Mindfulness & the creative process

Mindfulness & the creative processThe Contemplative Studies Centre at Melbourne University produces many online events examining meditation, the fruits of different kinds of meditation and the spin-offs from meditation and practising mindfulness. Here, the Contemplative Studies Centre presents Mindfulness and the Creative process. There is a related Art exhibition.

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The Old New: contemplating Country today

University of MelbourneThe Contemplative Studies Centre (University of Melbourne) fuses contemplative wisdom, innovative research, lifelong education, authentic dialogue and practice in the pursuit of knowledge to allow us, our society, and our world to flourish. The Centre presents The Old New: contemplating Country today on Wednesday 17 November 2021.

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Finding Solace in Solitude: Meditation for Lockdown

Finding Solace in Solitude: Meditation for LockdownAre you struggling with Victoria’s 4th lockdown or just want more emotional balance in your life? Join us to learn how Buddhist meditation might help.In response to Victoria’s 4th lockdown, The Contemplative Studies Centre welcomes the community and all interested parties to join Dr Nicholas Van Dam in conversation with Venerable Ajahn Brahmali.

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