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Vesak May 25, and First Annual Spring Opening, Sept. 19 -25, 2014

Dear Friends and Sangha, throughout Victoria,

The Sisters at Nhap Luu( Stream Entering Meditation Centre) in Beaufort, invite you to come and enjoy the celebration of the birth, the enlightenment, and the passing into Parinirvana of the Buddha- "Vesak Day." This will be held on Sunday the 25th of May, starting at 10.00 am, and so your arrival by 9.45 would be perfect, allowing for time to settle in to the Meditation Hall , and relax.

The schedule for the day is below.

Clear driections regarding how to reach Nhap Luu- either by car, or by public transport- if this is your first time visit, are to be found at www.nhapluu.org.

We look forward to seeing you, an sharing this wonderful day with you...

10:00 - Sitting Meditation
            Incense offering
            Touching the Earth
            The Three Refuges Song
            Praising the Buddha
Discouse on Happiness ( chanting in Vietnamese- English written translations available to follow)
            Bathing the Baby Buddha.
            Sharing the Merit ( closing Ceremony)

12:30 - Picnic Lunch
14:00 - Total Relaxation / Be-in

A lotus for you all,

Susan Wirawan,
for the Sisters of Nhap Luu

First Annual Spring Opening, Sept. 19 -25, 2014
Preparation is underway to make this a successful and joyful event. Conditions are not there yet to hold all activities at Nhap Luu itself, but there will be a Day of Mindfulness held at Nhap Luu. The rest of the retreat will be held at Cave Hill Creek Resort in Raglan, 20kms from Nhap Luu. We are looking forward to see you there. Peace is every breath, Br. Phap Kham
Dear Thay, Dear Sangha, Dear Friends
You are warmly invited to attend the inaugural PV Australia retreat. And 
registrations are now open.
"Peace Is Every Breath" will be held at the picturesque and peaceful  Cave Hill 
Creek Resort in Raglan, Victoria. The venue is just 20 minutes from Thien Vien 
Nhap Luu, Stream Entering Meditation Centre. The retreat will be held 
conveniently during the school holidays, 
19-25 September 2014.
The retreat will be led by approximately 20 monastics from Plum Village 
Thailand, Asian Institute of Applied Buddhism in Hong Kong, Deer Park Monastery 
in California, and Nhap Luu Monastery in Victoria. There will be programs for 
children 6-12 years and teenagers 13-16 years. The program will also include a 
Day of Mindfulness at Nhap Luu.
Full details for the retreat including costs and other arrangements are 
available on the new PV Australia website ….. nhapluu.org… All registrations 
will only be available via the website. 
The retreat is only able to accommodate a maximum of 180 retreatants. A 
combination of dormitory style beds and camping is available. So please book and 
pay your deposit by 1 April 2014, to secure your attendance.
Please direct any enquiries to either office@nhapluu.org or call Gerard Lee on 
0402 421 866
This is an exciting time for PV Australia and we hope to see you at the retreat
Peace Is Every Breath
The Spring Opening Registration Team
HELP NEEDED: In order to hold a major retreat of this sort, we need a lot of help. We are looking for expressions of interest from Sangha members to join the retreat coordination team, filling the following positions. There will be more than one person in all of the positions mentioned.
  1. Registration  
  2. Accommodation allocation  
  3. Treasurer 
  4. Monastic Assistance (for the retreat schedule)
  5. Other
Should you be interested, please send an email to Gerard Lee. Gerard.mudita@gmail.com