Upcoming Saturday Workshops

on Calm Abiding Meditation Practice

Two special half-day practice and teaching sessions with experienced practitioner, Cathy O'Grady

1pm - 5pm on two Saturdays,
29th November & 6th December 2014
At Virupa Retreat Centre

A special opportunity to deepen your Calm Abiding Practice in the conducive surrounds of Virupa (only 15 min out of Queanbeyan, a short distance from Canberra). Calm Abiding is the Buddhist meditation of Samatha (or Concentration), including sitting, walking and standing meditation.

Cathy, a long time student of Lama Choedak Rinpoche was formerly ordained in the Tibetan tradition and also previously practiced many years in the Theravadin tradition. Cathy will lead the half day practices imparting many helpful teachings as well as giving instructions on walking and standing meditation. This is a unique opportunity to hear a teacher well-versed in both traditions. Please feel welcome to attend as a beginner, as well as all who have completed the Calm Abiding 8 week course. All are welcome!

Afternoon tea provided

Book online via this link>>

Date: 29th November & 6th December 2014
Venue: Virupa Retreat Centre, 179 Douglas Close, Carwoola NSW
Cost: $25 for one day; $40 for both days PH (02) 6238 2088


Nagajuna's Letter to a Friend

with Lama Choedak Rinpoche

Nagarjuna is one the most celebrated Indian Buddhist teachers who propagated the Buddhist doctrine of the Middle Way through his famous writings. 'Letter to a Friend' is a succinct, simple, profound and practical guide to the understanding of Buddhist philosophy. more >>

Interview with Lama Choedak Rinpoche

This three part interview with Lama Choedak Rinpoche was conducted in the lead up to the 25th anniversary of Sakya Losal Choe Dzong - Tibetan Buddhist Society of Canberra. more >>

Clear Mind No. 99 December 2013 dharma wheel on roof

Clear Mind Newsletter

The Society's online newsletter. It contains information about retreats and special projects as well as teachings and links to useful Dharma resource.

You can view the latest Clear Mind Newsletter #99 with articles on Kyabje Choegye Rinpoche, an excellent teaching on Refuge and news from our Dharma brothers and sisters in Tibet (and lots more!) by clicking here.

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Go to the EVENTS section of our website to find out more about this and other retreats for 2014

  • Tai Chi Retreat 12 - 16 Apr '14 SIBA
  • Easter Health & Wellness 17 - 21 Apr '14 SIBA

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Audio  -
Dharma Talks
and Chanting
Life of the Buddha
How to Meditate
The Nature of Mind 
by His Holiness Sakya Trizin
Mahayana Buddhism
Vajrayana Buddhism
Dealing with 
Negative People
Balancing Compassion 
and Wisdom
Mahayana Buddhism
Vajrayana Buddhism
Dealing with 
Negative People
Balancing Compassion 
and Wisdom
The Importance
of Goodwill
Letting Go
Chanting the 
Four Immeasurables
Tibetan Chanting
Healing Relationships
Original Virtue
Shamatha Meditation
Lamdre - 
Dawn of Enlightenment


Quote of the Day

“Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.”
The Buddha