Maitreya, Buddha to be
I have love for the footless,
for the bipeds too I have love;
I have love for those with four feet,
for the many-footed I have love.
Where and when does Tortoise Mountain gather?
Tortoise Mountain reduced its activities, due to the ill-health of the
teacher. The revised activities are available online,
Christopher McLean is
the Dharma Teacher on
We are an open group dedicated to exploring human life through the practice of Vipassana & Inquiry. (See Insight page & links for more on Insight Meditation.)
No membership necessary, no pledges required. It is customary to give a donation,
"dana," which is a contribution to support the continuance of Buddhist
Kalyānamitta (KM) Group
The Tortoise Mountain ‘kalyānamitta’
(spiritual friend) group meets
once a month.
The nights begin with a 45
minute meditation followed by an opportunity for members to share their
individual experiences with the dharma in an open space – speaking into
the silence. To ensure that we nurture mindful speaking, the
speaker holds a talking stick while they are sharing. The
intention is that the space remain open allowing members to feel free to
follow a line of enquiry or to share anything that comes up for them in
relation to the dharma. The facilitator role for this group rotates
through those attending.
The group meets at the
Grail and donations for the venue are welcome. A box will be provided
at the meetings for these donations which will go towards a ‘kitty’ to
cover ongoing cost. Our intention is to provide the opportunity for
everyone on an ongoing basis rather than having those attending on a
given night having to split the cost.
The Tortoise Mountain KM Group
meeting dates for this year are:
In the KM group, Meditation begins at 7 and we finish
sharing promptly at 9.
22 McHatton St
Feel free to call the number below to ask about the activities of the group.
Retreats and Mindfulness Weekends
Phone: 61 02 4787 -5662
Mobile: 0421 346 919