Workshop – The Vicious Cycle of Addiction
Monday, 12th November, 6:30pm to 9:00pm
Led by Vimalasara
In this Workshop we’ll look at the habitual cycle of addiction and how we can step out of the Viscous Cycle of Addiction. Together we will become aware of the stages that can lead us to acting out, picking up, and spiraling back into our compulsive and addictive behaviours.
Watch Vimalasara’s TED talk ‘We are what we Think.
Cost: $30 (waged) / $20 (low income)
(note: booking will not be confirmed until payment received)
Public Talk – Mindfulness: an antidote to stinking thinking and addiction
Tuesday, 13th November, 7:00pm
At St Andrew’s Centre, 30 The Terrace
Dr Mason-John, inspirational speaker and outspoken advocate for the rights of women, indigenous people and the LGBTQI2S community, speaks candidly about her past. Raised in foster homes, living on the streets by 14 and locked up in a children’s detention centre at 15, she has battled with chronic bulimia nervosa and recreational drug use, what she calls a hell realm of addiction. Discovering mindfulness meditation, she turned her life around.
Entry by donation / koha
Getting to St Andrew’s Centre
It is a 10-minute walk from Wellington Railway Station or a 2-minute walk from the nearest bus stop on Lambton Quay. There are no car parks available at St Andrew’s. There are several parking buildings along The Terrace, however the closest is in Mowbray St, off Bolton St.
Saturday 10th November and Mondays, 19th November to 17th December, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
This puja has been especially written by Maitreyabhandu, one of Triratna’s foremost poets. It gives appreciation and thanks to Sangharakshita for his significance and impact on our lives. It also expresses the aspiration to live up to his teachings and never be parted from him in spirit.
Cost: $10 (waged) / $7 (low income)