Meditation is a Tool for Healing and Growth
The purpose of meditation is to understand the nature of the mind. Our minds are the source of both our happiness and our misery. Through the practice of meditation we can gain insight and clarity, increasing our capacity to live a peaceful, harmonious and compassionate life. Regular meditation can lead to the true source of happiness, a mind that is free from attachment to anger, hatred, greed and ignorance, a mind that is calm and compassionate.
A New Home For The Ananda Buddhist Centre!!
The Ananda Buddhist Centre has secured a suitable, permanent location from where we can conduct our activities from. The new dharma centre is situated upstairs from the Lion’s Club hall on the corner of Hinchliff and Munro Streets (Farm Street end of Alexandra Street), North Rockhampton.
From The beginning of September, 2011, all of our Sunday meditation sessions, 8 week CAM classes and non-residential retreats will be held here. The new centre will also house our library of books, CD’s, DVD’s and magazines.
This is the beginning of an exciting new chapter for the Ananda Buddhist Centre and we hope that you will join with us in establishing a genuine buddhist community around the centre and celebrate our kinship in the Dharma.
Ananda Buddhist Centre began life as The Meditation Society of Central Queensland in 1998, which was established by Laurence Khantipalo Mills of Bodhi Citta Buddhist Centre in Cairns, QLD as a result of his visit to Rockhampton. Our new name reflects our commitment to presenting a variety of Buddhist meditation practices for the community in Central Queensland. In additional to our weekly meditation sessions, the Centre arranges weekend residential retreats with visiting teachers once a quarter as well as eight-week Calm Abiding courses in Rockhampton and the surrounding area. Please see our Events page for more information about our ongoing calendar.