Work, Sex and Money: Real Life on the Path of Meditation

with Shastri Bozica Costigliola

October 28th (2017)

Date details +
  • $50 Full Price
  • $40 Concession Rate
Room: Saxon Street

Work, Sex and Money: Real Life on the Path of Meditation

Work, sex and money: these are often what we look to instinctively for satisfaction, and yet, they almost never supply it; which is exactly why our relationship to these subjects is so worthy of examination says Chögyam Trungpa, the author of a book by the same name.

We need to break down the artificial barrier we construct between our spiritual practice and these aspects of life in order to reveal their inherent sacredness, to learn what they have to teach us, and to make wise choices where they manifest in our lives, livelihood and relationships.

This is a one day workshop that includes talks, discussion, meditation instruction and practise.


$50 Full price; $40 concession. Tea, coffee and snacks are provided.  Participants are requested to bring their own lunch, or shop nearby the venue.

Venue and transport:

Our venue is 33 Saxon Street Brunswick. This is an ex-school has re-opened for community use. Saxon Street runs parallel to Sydney Road. The entrance is near the community garden, walk through to the school building and you will find us.

In terms of parking, there is limited unrestricted street parking in Phoenix Street west of Saxon Street.. Abutting Phoenix Street is a Woolworths and a paid car park with maximum periods of 4 hours. Nearby in Dawson Street, there is a car park next to the railway station that is free on the weekends. The northern part of Saxon Street between a boom gate and Phoenix Street  (access from Phoenix Street) is unrestricted on Sundays.

Tram 55 goes up and down Sydney Road, stop off at Dawson or Albert Streets, and the closest train station is Brunswick.


Its good to wear a few layers of clothing that can be adjusted for different temperatures. We will be shoes off, so think about what sock wear will suit you best.

Our visiting teacher:

Shastri Bozica Costigliola first sat down to meditate at a Shambhala Training weekend retreat in Montreal in 1981. She connected immediately with the simplicity and honesty of meditation practice, and the teachings on basic goodness. Bozica has been a Shambhala meditation instructor and teacher since 1985. She is a former co-director of the Ottawa Shambhala Meditation Centre and was appointed a shastri (senior teacher) for Ottawa by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche in 2016. She is also involved in prison outreach at the Ottawa Carleton Detention Centre.

Further Information:

If you have any further questions please contact Jeff on 0457056601.