Classes

His Holiness Sakya Trizin giving teachings at SIBA's Golden House

Calm Abiding Meditation courses and Buddhist philosophy classes are held each school term at 25 Alderman Street, Evatt as well as other venues from time to time (see details below). Lama Choedak Rinpoche's regular classes are on Tuesdays evenings through the school term.

Sunday Meditation sessions with Senior Students are held at 11am every Sunday followed by a Dharma talk (on Buddhist philosophy) at 25 Alderman Street, Evatt. Everyone is welcome to these drop-in classes, and no experience is necessary. We are grateful for donations for these sessions to contribute towards the running costs of the centre ($5 is recommended). 

Chenrezig and Ngondro Practice, Wednesdays, 7pm: Rinpoche and a regular group of students practice a combination of Chenrezig and Ngondro weekly on Wednesdays on most weeks of the school term. Medicine Buddha or the 16 Arhat Puja are also occasionally practiced around important days in the Tibetan Buddhist calendar.

Greg O'Rourke
Meditation Classes in Tuggeranong
Tuggeranong Community Centre, the Balcony Room

Due to popular demand, The Tibetan Buddhist Society of Canberra will again be offering meditation classes at Tuggernong Community Centre.

Monday 13th October to Monday 1st December 2014
Mondays, 7:00-8:30pm

Meditation has a proven record in its ability to improve health, awaken happiness and give a clear perspective on life. It enables you to identify the real causes of unhappiness and recover from stress, anxiety as well as manage pain.

There are many styles of meditation and in these classes we learn how to focus with single-pointed concentration on the breath as taught in all Buddhist traditions. This technique of mindfulness is a natural process and a fundamental life skill to help you to focus better on ordinary tasks.

Greg O'Rourke, experienced meditator and long time student of Lama Choedak Rinpoche wil be leading this course. All welcome!

 

Location: Tuggeranong Community Centre, the Balcony Room
Time: Monday 13th October to Monday 1st December 2014
Cost:

Cost: $135 / $105 members & concessions - includes meditation manual.

You will need your own meditation cushion to bring to these classes - if you need to purchase one you can do so whilst making a booking online or otherwise contact us to arrange.

<<For online bookings, click here>>

You can also email to mail@sakya.com.au or ph (02) 6238 2088


Lama Choedak
COURSE: 8-week Calm Abiding Meditation - Canberra
Rongton Buddhist College at Evatt

This popular course is expertly led by meditation master Lama Choedak Rinpoche, who will thoroughly explain the tools and techniques of calm-abiding meditation. This traditional and well-tested practice will bring more peace and happiness to your mind.

Tuesday 14th October to Tuesday 2nd December 2014
Tuesdays, 6:00pm to 7:30pm

This popular course is expertly led by meditation master Lama Choedak Rinpoche, who will thoroughly explain the tools and techniques of calm-abiding meditation. This traditional and well-tested practice will bring more peace and happiness to your mind.

*Course now includes a copy of a new meditation manual by Lama Choedak Rinpoche.

* The second half of this course will be taken by experienced meditation teacher Jaki Forbes.

Location: Rongton Buddhist College at Evatt
Time: Tuesday 14th October to Tuesday 2nd December 2014
Cost:

Cost: $135 / $105 members & concessions

For bookings, click here.

You can also email to mail@sakya.com.au or ph (02) 6238 2088

 


shantideva
COURSE: The Wonders of Bodhicitta - Canberra
with Venerable Jamyang
Rongton Buddhist College at Evatt

Ordained Western Buddhist monk Venerable Jamyang's teachings on the importance of cultivating a mind that is intent of gaining Enlightenment for the benefit of others.

Tuesday 11th November to Tuesday 2nd December 2014
Tuesdays 7:30 - 9:30pm

"The supreme thing to know is bodhicitta. The supreme thing to learn is bodhicitta. The supreme thing to practice is bodhicitta. The supreme thing to meditate on is bodhicitta." 
- Khunu Rinpoche

‘Bodhicitta' is the central theme of the Mahayana Buddhist tradition and its ideal of universal compassion to all beings has inspired countless Buddhist philosophers, writers and practitioners over the centuries.  Through this course, ordained Western Buddhist monk Venerable Jamyang will be teaching on the importance of cultivating bodhicitta from Shantideva's classic eighth century text ‘The Bodhisattva's Way of Life' as well as Khunu Rinpoche's mid-20th century work ‘The Jewel Lamp: a Praise of Bodhicitta'.

Venerable Jamyang is a long-term student of Lama Choedak Rinpoche and has been ordained as a monk for over ten years. He assists Rinpoche in the translation of Tibetan Buddhist literature, and has completed a major in the academic study of Sanskrit. 

Location: Rongton Buddhist College at Evatt
Time: Tuesday 11th November to Tuesday 2nd December 2014
Cost:

Cost:    $80 ($60 members/conc.) 

Venue:  25 Alderman St, Evatt, ACT

Click here to book online now.      


Virupa Retreat Centre
Workshop: Saturday Meditation Sessions - Virupa
with Cathy O'Grady
Virupa Retreat Centre

A special opportunity to deepen your Calm Abiding meditation practice at two half day practice and teaching sessions in the conducive surrounds of Virupa Retreat Centre.

Saturday 29th November to Saturday 6th December 2014
Two Saturday Sessions - 1.00 pm – 5.00 pm

Calm Abiding is the Buddhist meditation of Samatha (or Concentration), including sitting, walking and standing meditation.

Cathy O'Grady, 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 if you have completed the Calm Abiding Meditation 8-week course.

Location: Virupa Retreat Centre
Time: Saturday 29th November to Saturday 6th December 2014
Cost:

Cost: $25 per Saturday, or $40 for both days
Venue: Virupa Retreat Centre, 179 Douglas Close, Carwoola NSW
Date: Saturday 29th November & Saturday 6th December (1pm - 5pm)
RSVP: mail@sakya.com.au or phone 6238 2088
Or book online using our secure payment system.

Afternoon tea provided.


Lama Choedak Rinpoche with Kagyur
Annual Summer Intensive Tibetan Language Course
Rongton Buddhist College at Evatt

This two-week Tibetan language course is suitable for complete beginners through to intermediate and advanced students. It includes both spoken and classical Tibetan.

9:30 a.m. Tuesday 30th December 2014 to 5 p.m. Wednesday 14th January 2015

Beginners are encouraged to take the plunge to learn this special language.  You will be amazed at how quickly you will learn the Tibetan alphabet, start speaking some Tibetan and be able to construct simple sentences.  More advanced students will be able to engage in translation work, all under the expert guidance of Lama Choedak Rinpoche, a renown Tibetan scholar, author and translator.

Accommodation is available at Virupa Retreat Centre ($135/wk excluding meals) 45 minutes from the venue; otherwise visitors will need to find their own to suit.  Please contact us regarding any accomodation bookings. Car pooling and lifts will be available.

Location: Rongton Buddhist College at Evatt
Time: Tuesday 30th December to Wednesday 14th January 2015
Cost:

$300 for the full course or $30 per day, payable on the day by cash or money order.

<<Click here to make a booking online>>

Contact us at mail@sakya.com.au or ph 02 6238 2088.


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“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