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Our goal is to help others generate compassion and mindfulness in their daily life.
Our goal is to help others generate compassion and mindfulness in their daily life.

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Join Teacher Tamkey, in the picturesque mountain town of Kalorama in the Dandenong Ranges, as he guides you through mindfulness practices to calm the mind and heal the body.

A former Tibetan Buddhist Monk of 19 years, Tamkey brings a wealth of experience to classes, where he teaches:

7 pointed meditation posture for the aligning body and mind

Breathing meditation practices to help improve focus and relieve stress

Sound meditation including Tibetan Singing bowls and bells for relaxation and clarity

Daily mindfulness practices for improved sense of well-being

This is a unique opportunity to learn from an authentic Teacher and practitioner. Register now to attend. Spaces are limited
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“The bad news is you’re falling through the air, nothing to hang on to, no parachute. The good news is there’s no ground.”-Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche
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We've finally got around to creating a blog! Check out our new post today about breath as the focus for meditation :)
http://wp.me/p4u4Fr-1n
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Moment of #mindfulness: Don't postpone #Happiness

So often we postpone the possibility for happiness by subconsciously or outwardly making statements like “I'll be happy when...” or “if only...”, “just wait until...”. By grasping to an ideal future state, we let this the possibility of now slip by.

This moment could be the most amazing one of your entire life and yet, by looking back, and striving forward, it's gone.

Today, find a comfortable spot to sit, and find your centre.
Focus on your breath. Be aware of the rising and falling of your chest, the warm air flowing from your lips and nostrils. Sit with this for 1 minute. Then expand your awareness to recognise that this very breath is your opportunity for happiness.
Reflect on the preciousness and potential of each breath.

Breathe in 1, Breathe out 2, Breathe in 3. Then, smile

Have a wonderful Saturday.
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Moment of #mindfulness: We are #perfect as we are.

It's true that this lifetime, this society is geared to have us turning outwards, to desire that which will make us “happy”, new clothes, accessories, cars, houses, even particular friends with particular interests..and all of these things help to define “who we are”...but really, they are just cloaking, distracting, keeping us busy from the important work of rediscovering ourselves.

Many people think that meditation will bring them peace, but more often than not, the first time we meditate, we are confronted with our thoughts, and our thoughts are distracted, busy, disconnected. It can be an uncomfortable feeling. In Tibetan Buddhist terms, we call it the “monkey mind”...It jumps from tree to tree, screaming, eating, changing direction.

But this is good, and normal. It is who we are.

The truth is that meditation actually allows us to rediscover ourselves when all the external distractions are taken away. Meditating is to “know one's self fully”, without judgement, in a vast open space of loving kindness.

On this beautiful Saturday evening, take a moment to do the following practice:

Find your centre, and begin to focus on your breath, allowing it to rise and fall naturally.
Spend a few minutes resting in this space, focusing on your breath, Breathe in 1, Breathe out 2, Breathe in 3. Repeat this three times.

Observe your thoughts as they rise and fall. Be kind to yourself, place no judgement on whether these thoughts are “good or bad” just watch them come, and then go, not allowing any one thought to hold your attention for too long.

Consider these thoughts as waves, rising from an ocean, and then returning to the vastness of the sea.

Return your focus to the breath. Breathe in 1, Breathe out 2, Breathe in 3. Repeat three times.

Have a most spectacular evening

image: Kenji Croman www.gokenji.com
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Moment of #mindfulness: Make #time to get time

So often we say "I'm too busy to meditate", as if our lives are moving at breakneck speed, and we're merely the passenger on a bullet train, watching everything go by in a blur.
Meditation is the antidote to busy, it gives you your time back, and brings a sense of awareness to each second, minute and hour. It provides the expanse of every moment and is infinite.

Today take a moment, perhaps just one minute to stop and breathe and get your time back.
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Some thought-provoking and wise words from Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche to reflect on this weekend and as you continue on your #spiritual journey:

"There is a saying in the Tibetan scriptures: “Knowledge must be burned, hammered and beaten like pure gold. Then one can wear it as an ornament.”

So when you receive spiritual instruction from the hands of another you do not take it uncritically, but you burn it, you hammer it, you beat it until the bright, dignified colour of gold appears.

Then you craft it into an ornament, whatever design you like, and you put it on.

Therefore Dharma is applicable to every age, to every person; it has a living quality. It is not enough to imitate your master or guru; you are not trying to become a replica or your teacher.
The teachings are an individual experience, right down the the present holder of the doctrine."
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Moment of ‪#‎mindfulness‬: Be ‪#‎positive‬ in the ‪#‎present‬.

Shawn Achor talks about the "Science of Happiness" explaining that the way our brain processes the world affects our reality.

To get the "Happiness advantage" we have to change the way we think and prioritise. We do this by including gratitude, meditation and random acts of kindness into our day....

Check out this insightful and very funny talk from Shawn for a bit of Tuesday inspiration:

http://www.ted.com/talks/shawn_achor_the_happy_secret_to_better_work.html
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Morning All!

We thought we'd start this wonderful weekend with a beautiful ‪#‎chant‬ of "‪#‎Om‬ Mani Padme Hum" from Ani Choying Dolma, an internationally recognised singer who also happens to be a Buddhist Nun from Nepal.

Remember tomorrow we have "‪#‎Meditation‬ for a Happy Mind" classes at 10am. We hope to see you there! -
The Lojong Team

Ani Choying Drolma
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What an #awesome morning!

Take a moment to feel the #gratitude and set your intention for your day, for example:

"I will be #aware of the opportunities that today can bring"

Then if you have the time, check out this great article on how meditation helps your mind- thanks to +Dey Alexander  for sharing...

Have a wonderful Tuesday everyone :) - The Lojong Team

http://www.spring.org.uk/2013/11/10-remarkable-ways-meditation-helps-your-mind.php
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