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Mindful speech is a component of Buddhist ethical training while noble silence is often observed on a Buddhist meditation retreat. Balancing the two modes of speech and silence is the skilful art of listening, that is said to enable one to attain liberation from suffering in the in-between state (in Tibetan, bar.do) of death and rebirth in the famous Tibetan Book of the Dead (or more accurately as Liberation through Listening in the Bar.do state). How to listen differently and thereby respond in speech differently in our daily life is the theme of this talk.
Date: Friday , May 1st
Time: 6pm-7.30 pm
Cost: By donation (suggested $15, but no set amount)
Vajrayana Institute is a Buddhist Centre located in Ashfield, NSW Australia. Vajrayana Institute is a non-profit incorporated association that is affiliated with the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT), a grouping of over 150 meditation centres worldwide. View FPMT Australia policies and procedures.