Amitabha Foundation Australia

Rinpoche_smileThe Amitabha Foundation is a Tibetan Buddhist Centre located in a beautiful former church on Sydney’s north shore, close to Hornsby, Wahroonga and Waitara railway stations. The Spiritual Director of the Foundation is His Eminence Choje Ayang Rinpoche, a senior Lama in the Drikung Kagyu lineage who also holds and teaches from the Nyingma lineage.

We offer meditation courses, study and practice groups for people interested in the Buddhadharma, regular public drop-in meditation sessions and the opportunity to become part of a supportive spiritual community.

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Rinpoche guides the Amitabha Foundation Australia, like all his centres world-wide, to express the “two wings of the bird” of the Buddha’s teaching. One “wing” is wisdom: providing the opportunity for people to receive, study and practise the authentic teachings of Buddhism in a warm and supportive environment which welcomes people from all backgrounds, cultures and degrees of experience in the Buddhadharma. The other “wing” is compassion: providing active service and help to both our local community and to disadvantaged people in Tibet, Nepal and India.

P1010867We offer the opportunity to support the development of our Spiritual Director’s great Buddha Amitabha Temple and Retreat Centre in Nepal, as well as the Phowa teaching centre he is developing in Bodhgaya, his monasteries, nunnery and Kalimpong retreat centre. We also support small business, women’s health and education projects in remote far east Tibet (Kham) and run a successful sponsorship scheme for Tibetan refugees in India.

 

 

 How to find us

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79 Edgeworth David  Road

Waitara, NSW

amitabhafoundationau@gmail.com

Phone: 02 8250 5213

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  • UPDATED: Term 4, 2018 Programme – Download Here
    To download the Term 4, 2018 Programme, select the link below. Everyone is welcome to come and try our courses and meditation sessions. A donation of $10 per class is suggested, less if you are unemployed or are experiencing financial hardship. We are committed to making our activities available to everyone, so this donation is [...]
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  • 1) Learn to Meditate Course – Tuesday Nights
    How to Meditate. Tuesday nights! This 3-week course starts with the deepest purpose of meditation, then teaches three different techniques from the Tibetan tradition. Suitable for a wide range of people. For new meditators as well as those wishing to refresh their practice. Non-religious. No enrolment needed. Chairs and cushions provided. Suggested donation: $10 per [...]
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  • 2) Training the Mind in Love and Kindness: The Lojong. Wednesday Nights
    Wednesday 7.00pm – 8.30pm •  24 October – 5 December “Based on developing a deep compassion for ourselves and for other beings…this training is regarded as the most important single teaching in Buddhism.” – Ringu Tulku Rinpoche. This course offers us powerful tools for self-transformation. Text: “Mind Training” by Ringu Tulku; Snow Lion, 2007. Extra [...]
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  • 3) Public Meditation Sessions – Sunday
      Sunday 9.30 – 10.30 am – all year Everyone welcome to a peaceful hour of silence to do your own meditation practice. Not a course – but basic guidance is available if needed.
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  • 4) Vajrayana Practices – Sunday 11am – practice schedule
    Sunday Morning  11:00am start These group practice sessions are for those who have received teachings on the practice from His Eminence Ayang Rinpoche. Full Phowa practice takes 2 hours; other practices may be shorter depending on the preferences of those who attend.  Sunday 30 September…………….. Drikung Phowa Sunday 7 October…….Short (Namcho) Amitabha Sunday 14 October……………….Nyingma [...]
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  • 5) The Tibetan Book of the Dead – Friday Nights
    Friday 7.30 – 9.00pm •  26 October – 5 December A study group for experienced students based on “The Tibetan Book of the Dead” trans. Gyurme Dorje; Penguin, 2005.
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