Term 1, 2017 Programme – Download Here

To download the Term 1, 2017 Programme, select the link below.

Everyone is welcome to come and try our courses and meditation sessions. If you are interested in Buddhism, we recommend that you start with both ‘The Basis of Tibetan Buddhism’ and the ‘Learn to Meditate’ courses.

These will give you a firm foundation. Then, if you wish, you can learn some Tibetan Buddhist healing and purification practices (Vajrasattva and Amitabha). These will prepare you to meet and receive teachings from our spiritual director His Eminence Ayang Rinpoche when he visits Australia later this year (probably in April).

We expect a visit from His Eminence Ayang Rinpoche in April or May. Planned teachings include Vajrasattva,
Buddha Amitabha and Vajrayogini. New students can prepare by attending our Saturday Vajrayana courses
and the Tuesday and/or Wednesday courses on Buddhism.

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 voluntary. However, your generosity is what enables
us to continue our activities for the benefit of all who need them.

There is no need to enrol. Just come along. Chairs and meditation cushions

Programme Term 1 2017

1) Learn to Meditate Course – Monday Nights

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How to Meditate. Monday nights!

Seeking guidance on mindfulness and meditation? On Monday night at 7.00pm you will receive half an hour of
meditation teaching followed by the opportunity to practise what you have learned. (Experienced meditators
are welcome to arrive at 7.30pm to practise.)
Monday 7.00pm – 8.30pm • 6 February – 3 April
7.00pm – 7.30pm: Learn to Meditate by watching your breath, an object, or using other techniques.
7.30pm – 8.30pm: Meditation Practice (2 half hour sessions – stay for one or both.)

Learn to Meditate. For those new to meditation, and anyone wishing to refresh their practice or learn new techniques  and insights from the Tibetan tradition.

People of all religious faiths – and none – are equally welcome to this 8-week  course.  Helpful with managing stress and health problems, meditation is also a powerful tool for personal and spiritual development. Both new and experienced meditators attend these courses, which offer guidance on how to establish and maintain a meditation practice, and how to work with the ups and downs of sustained practice.

Includes mindfulness of breath, meditating on an object, meditating on the energy centres (chakras), working with pain, and other techniques.

Learn to Meditate Term 4

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2) The Basis of a Buddhist Life – Tuesday Nights

Amitabha_1Tuesday 7.00pm – 8.00pm • 7 February – 4 April

A practical outline of the entire Buddhist journey emphasising the path of the Bodhisattva, based on love and
compassion. Texts: Ringu Tulku “Path to Buddhahood. Teachings on Gampopa’s Jewel Ornament of
Liberation” and “The Jewel Ornament of Liberation” by Gampopa.

3) Tibetan Buddhism: The Vajrayana – Wednesday Nights

Wednesday 7.00pm – 8.00pm • 8 February – 5 April

The unique path of Tibetan Buddhism, often described as the fastest and most powerful road to
enlightenment. Text: Patrul Rinpoche “The Words of My Perfect Teacher”.

4) Public Meditation Sessions

Mon 7.30 – 8.30 pm 6 February – 3 April

Meditation Practice (2 half hour sessions – stay for one or both.)

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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  • Term 1, 2017 Programme – Download Here
    To download the Term 1, 2017 Programme, select the link below. Everyone is welcome to come and try our courses and meditation sessions. If you are interested in Buddhism, we recommend that you start with both ‘The Basis of Tibetan Buddhism’ and the ‘Learn to Meditate’ courses. These will give you a firm foundation. Then, [...]
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  • 1) Learn to Meditate Course – Monday Nights
    How to Meditate. Monday nights! Seeking guidance on mindfulness and meditation? On Monday night at 7.00pm you will receive half an hour of meditation teaching followed by the opportunity to practise what you have learned. (Experienced meditators are welcome to arrive at 7.30pm to practise.) Monday 7.00pm – 8.30pm • 6 February – 3 April [...]
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  • 2) The Basis of a Buddhist Life – Tuesday Nights
    Tuesday 7.00pm – 8.00pm • 7 February – 4 April A practical outline of the entire Buddhist journey emphasising the path of the Bodhisattva, based on love and compassion. Texts: Ringu Tulku “Path to Buddhahood. Teachings on Gampopa’s Jewel Ornament of Liberation” and “The Jewel Ornament of Liberation” by Gampopa.
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  • 3) Tibetan Buddhism: The Vajrayana – Wednesday Nights
    Wednesday 7.00pm – 8.00pm • 8 February – 5 April The unique path of Tibetan Buddhism, often described as the fastest and most powerful road to enlightenment. Text: Patrul Rinpoche “The Words of My Perfect Teacher”.
    Read More ...
  • 4) Public Meditation Sessions
    Mon 7.30 – 8.30 pm 6 February – 3 April Meditation Practice (2 half hour sessions – stay for one or both.) 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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  • 5) 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. Sun 25 Dec   Nyingma Phowa Sun 1 Jan      Vajrasattva Sun 8 Jan     Drikung [...]
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  • 6) Milarepa’s Songs of Realisation – Friday Nights
    Fri  7.30pm – 9.00pm • 10 February – 7 April A group for those with a serious interest in and experience of Tibetan Buddhist practice, studying The 100,000 Songs of Milarepa, trans Garma C.C. Chang.  
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  • 7) Entering Vajrayana Practices – Saturday Afternoons
    ENTERING VAJRAYANA PRACTICE • Learn two of the core Vajrayana Buddhist practices held at the Centre. Open to everyone with some commitment to Buddhism and an interest in the Vajrayana path. Buddha Amitabha Practice: The Short Buddha Amitabha sadhana, which introduces us to the natural beauty and perfection of the world and its inhabitants. Saturday [...]
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