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 Carwoola
Virupa Retreat Centre

Learn the foundations of Meditation in Carwoola on Monday mornings.

11 a.m. Monday 28th July 2014 to 12:30 p.m. Monday 15th September 2014

Greg O'Rourke is an experienced practitioner of Tibetan Buddhism and will be offering a series of meditation classes in Carwoola on Mondays this term. Come and learn to meditate in the relaxed atmosphere of Virupa Retreat Centre, where Greg will guide you in tools and techniques to bring about a more peaceful and happy mind. 
 
Venue: Virupa Retreat Centre
Address: 179 Douglas Close, Carwoola, NSW (30 minutes from Canberra)


 

Location: Virupa Retreat Centre
Time: Monday 28th July to Monday 15th September 2014
Cost:

Cost: $100 ($80 members and concession)
Bookings: Contact 02-6238 2088 or mail@sakya.com.au to reserve your place.


mindah-lee
COURSE: Introduction to Buddhism - Canberra
with Mindah-Lee Kumar
Rongton Buddhist College at Evatt

This course, designed for beginners, will teach you both how to meditate and also explain the fundamentals of Buddhist philosophy and how it can be applied to your daily life.    

Monday 28th July to Monday 8th September 2014
Monday nights, 6:30 – 8:30pm

Buddhism is one of the fastest growing religions in the West. Its philosophy and meditative techniques have the ability to transform people's lives. This course will teach you how to meditate, and explain the fundamentals of Buddhist philosophy and how it can be applied to your daily life.
 
This course is specifically suited for beginners. Topics covered include: the life of the Buddha, The Four Noble Truths, The Noble Eightfold Path, Dependent Origination, karma, the differences between Buddhist schools (Theravadin, Mahayana and Vajrayana), and why the symbolism behind Vajrayana practises are proving to be highly effective methods of self-transformation. The first part of each lesson will involve instruction and practice of Calm Abiding meditation.
 

This course will be led by Mindah-Lee Kumar - a former Buddhist nun who spent three years doing solitary meditation retreats within the Sakya lineage of Tibetan Buddhism.  

Location: Rongton Buddhist College at Evatt
Time: Monday 28th July to Monday 8th September 2014
Cost:

Cost: $110 ($90 members or concession)
Bookings: Click here to make a booking online!
Contact: 02-6238 2088 or mail@sakya.com.au


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 29th July to Tuesday 16th September 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.

Location: Rongton Buddhist College at Evatt
Time: Tuesday 29th July to Tuesday 16th September 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

 


LCR teaches boy
COURSE: Theory & Practice of Analytical Meditation on the Six Paramitas (Tuesday Night Buddhist Teachings) - Canberra
Rongton Buddhist College at Evatt

Learn the fundamentals of analytical meditation on the six paramitas, why they are important how meditating on them can clarify our mind.    

 

Tuesday 29th July to Tuesday 16th September 2014
7:30pm - 9:30pm Every Tuesday

Continuing with the theme of analytical meditation, Rinpoche will offer Mahayana Buddhist teachings known as ‘Six Paramitas'. As very profound and fundamental concepts, the Six Paramitas are practices most people apply in their everyday life. They are giving, self-discipline, tolerance, diligence, meditation and wisdom. But without the application of the transcendental wisdom, most of these practices become a cause of compassion fatigue, resentment and disappointment. The effective application of the wisdom is crucial, but incorporation of the six sublime qualities is even more important. In this course, you will learn all the secrets of the practices of the bodhisattvas.

Location: Rongton Buddhist College at Evatt
Time: Tuesday 29th July to Tuesday 16th September 2014
Cost:

Cost:    $120 ($90 members/conc.) 

Venue:  25 Alderman St, Evatt, ACT

Click here to book online now.      


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

The Tibetan Buddhist Society of Canberra will now be offering meditation classes at Tuggernong Community Centre.

Monday 4th August to Monday 22nd September 2014
Mondays, 7:00-8:30pm

We are pleased to announce that we are now offering meditation classes at Tuggeranong Community Centre, starting on the 4th of August.

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 4th August to Monday 22nd September 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


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“To live a pure unselfish life, one must count nothing as one's own in the midst of abundance.”
The Buddha