Journey to Mindfulness

  • Saturday, 20 May 2017 – 10:00am – 7:00pm
  • Sunday, 21 May 2017 – 10:00pm – 5:00pm

Location: Wisdom Hall, River Terrace (map S)

Tea Ceremony

Tea Ceremony

A combined experience of calming the mind, body and spirit on a journey to mindfulness through tea ceremony, incense burning and meditation.

Tea Ceremonies

Through meticulous attention to every detail of preparing, brewing, pouring, serving and drinking tea, participants are taught to focus their eyes, ears, tongue, body and mind to calm and focus their spirit.

Tea Ceremony Sessions

  • Saturday, 20 May 2017: 12:00pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm, 3:30pm, 4:30pm
  • Sunday 21 May 2017: 12:00pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm, 3:30pm

Venerable Master Hsing Yun’s One-Stroke Calligraphy

An exhibition of select replica pieces of ‘One Stroke Calligraphy’ produced by the Venerable Master Hsing Yun, founder of Fo Guang Shan. Despite near blindness and shaking hands, Ven. Master Hsing Yun is able to let his heart guide his hands in completing the extremely rare “one-stroke calligraphy”, where every piece of calligraphy is done in one stroke and where no discontinuation is allowed from beginning to end.

Way of Incense Ceremony

Engage and relax all of your senses in this traditional incense burning ceremony.

This activity is held as part of the free annual Buddha’s Day and Multicultural Festival @ Federation Square.  The festival is organised by Fo Guang Shan Melbourne and Buddha’s Light International Association of Victoria (BLIA), a not-for-profit organisation, which engages in activities that are beneficial to society at large.  The association places emphasis on education, culture, cultivation and service.*