Graduate Members Seminars – 2017
Graduate Members’ Seminars are designed for students who have completed Level 4 or attended a minimum of four Level 4 modules.
The aim of these seminars is to provide a forum whereby members can explore ways of thinking about and integrating meditation into life; fully and consciously.
|When:||Fridays 5:45 – 7:15 pm, four sessions in 2017:|
|Who can attend:||Members who have completed or have attended at least four modules of Level 4|
|Price:||$20 per session / $15 concession, or,|
save and pay just $60 / 45 concession for the year.
Emotions – the doorway to our freedom
facilitated by Ann Calvert
Friday 3rd March, 5:45–7:15pm
Taking full advantage of our new data projector in Room 1, the session will begin with a 30 minute visual podcast from the Shambala Mountain Centre. Their Meditation in Science series was recorded in September 2016. The interview will be with Rev. Angel Kyodo Williams, described by one journal as the most vocal and most intriguing African-American Buddhist. Angel is an author, spiritual teacher and founder of the Centre for Transformative Change. Over the past 15 years she has invested her time and energy putting into practice her unwavering belief that the key to transforming society is transforming our inner lives. So much of what she speaks about in this interview resonates with Lifeflow teachings and practices. After the podcast, Ann Calvert will lead a discussion amongst the group on some of the ideas raised in the podcast and how we may embody our meditation work within broader society.
Session Two and Session Three
Making Good Decisions: Practical Application
Professor Steve Begg
Good Decisions Seminar 1: Friday 26th May, 5:45 pm–7:15 pm
Good Decisions Seminar 2: Friday 30th June, 5:45 pm–7:15 pm
Most people want to make good decisions, not just a decision – right? Dr Steve Begg, co-author of Making Good Decisions and long-time Lifeflow member, will once again share his knowledge and skills in how to think clearly about complex and uncertain decision situations. In order to do justice to this, and to allow attendees to develop their thinking around a decision that is important to them, Steve will present over two seminars.
At the first seminar he will take us through the overall scheme and begin to look at objective hierarchies (thinking clearly about what we want from the decision). This will happen in smaller groups in more of a workshop format. Come along with a decision in mind, being prepared to share with a group of 3-4 other members. In between the two seminars there is an opportunity for members to reflect on their objective hierarchies and refine before the second session. If time allows in the second seminar we can also explore the interface between Steve’s decision making methods and the use of meditation in decision making.
An Indigenous History Walk
Friday 10th November, 5:45 pm–7:15 pm
Last year I was asked to research the Indigenous history of the East Adelaide area and devise a short walking tour suitable for interstate and overseas visitors. The aim of the walk is to give participants an experience of connecting with Kaurna land, through imagination, cultural history and direct contact with the landscape.
You may be as surprised as I was to learn that the Australian Aboriginal flag was created in Adelaide. We will visit the building where the flag was designed on the kitchen table, and hear the story of the artist and the unfolding history of his creation. Learn about other significant events in the area which changed the course of Australian history.
Walking through sections of the East and South Parklands (Pakapakanthi, Tuthangga and Wita Wirra) you will be guided to imagine the country as it was before colonisation, learning how the Kaurna people shaped the land with its native plants and grasses, some of which are still present today. Learn some of the stories of the Kaurna people as we ponder the landscape and look up into the sky. Begin to understand how these values are still alive today. Imagine the changing seasons and how people responded to subtle shifts in the landscape and the heavens, adjusting their movements and activities in response.
As this will be the last seminar for the year we will conclude with an evening meal at a local restaurant in Hutt St (details to be announced).
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