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 (see details below) from time to time. Courses run for 8 weeks each term, on Tuesday evenings, Course information, including times and bookings, is in the <<events>> tab.

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.

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 April to Monday 16th June 2014
Monday nights, 6:30 – 8:30pm (excluding 9 June).

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.

The class runs every Monday nights,  28 April - June 16 (7 weeks) 6:30 - 8:30pm;

*Please note: Mondey 9 June is excluded from this teaching schedule.     

Location: Rongton Buddhist College at Evatt
Time: Monday 28th April to Monday 16th June 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 April to Tuesday 17th June 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 April to Tuesday 17th June 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

 


calm abiding path
COURSE: Theory & Practice of Analytical Meditation (Tuesday Night Buddhist Teachings) - Canberra
Rongton Buddhist College at Evatt

Learn the fundamentals of analytical meditation, its purpose and how it can clarify our mind.

Tuesday 29th April to Tuesday 17th June 2014
Tuesdays, 7:30pm to 9:30pm

There are two types of meditation in Buddhist teachings. One is single pointed meditation which requires one to sit quietly and focus on the simple object of meditation. This is usually taught as calm abiding meditation. With analytical meditation, the subject of meditation cam change from each session to the next, and the purpose is to investigate the relationship between the way things actually are (or ‘true existence’), and how one perceives or conceptualizes their apparent reality.

 

Half of each of the sessions taught in this course will be theoretical teaching on the subject which will be then followed by a guided meditation. This is a very useful way for people to become familiar with the concepts and process of analytical meditation intellectually but it also allows some time to experience the understanding on a deeper meditative level.  The subject covered through the term will be based on topics of meditation drawn from the sutras - all taught by the Buddha, the fully enlightened one. All are welcome!


Location: Rongton Buddhist College at Evatt
Time: Tuesday 29th April to Tuesday 17th June 2014
Cost:

Cost: $120 or $90 members & concessions

Bookings Essential - Book Online here.

You can also contact us at mail@sakya.com.au, or call us (02) 6238 2088 to reserve your place.


chenresig
COURSE - Theory & Practice of the Ngondro & Chenrezig Sadhanas - Canberra
with Mindah-Lee Kumar
Rongton Buddhist College at Evatt

Learn the theory and practice of both the Ngondro and Chenrezig practices in this 8 week course on Thursday nights.    

Thursday 1st May to Thursday 19th June 2014
Every Thursday from 6:30 - 8:30pm

The Ngondro practices are a skilfully designed set of practices that involve our entire being (body, speech and mind). Using meditation, mantra and visualisation it can bring about a comprehensive inner transformation. 

Ngondro form the foundational practices of Tibetan Buddhism; yet can be the complete path to Enlightenment for sincere practitioners. Essentially about changing one's heart, they're designed to eliminate not only our obstacles to Enlightenment, but also our obstacles to present-day happiness. Each stage of the Ngondro practices are specific in their aims and have identifiable benchmarks to see how one is progressing.   

Join Mindah as she explains the five stages of Ngondro, their significance and application to everyday life, recounts her own retreat experiences, and leads you through parts of the sadhana practice each week so that you will be able to do the entire sadhana with understanding and confidence by the end of the course. This course will also explain in detail the Chenrezig sadhana, a profound practice embodying the compassion of all the Buddhas.

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. Lama Choedak Rinpoche will bestow both the Vajrasattva and Chenrezig empowerments during this course to the participants.     

Location: Rongton Buddhist College at Evatt
Time: Thursday 1st May to Thursday 19th June 2014
Cost:

$110 / $90 members & concessions

Click HERE to use our online booking serviceOR ph. 02-6238 2088OR mail@sakya.com.au         


Quote of the Day

“For discovering one´s true inner nature, I think one should try to take out some time, with quiet and relaxation, to think more inwardly and to investigate the inner world. That may help. Then when one is very much involved in hatred or attachment, if there is time or possibility during that very moment, just try to look inward and ask: "What is attachment? What is the nature of anger?"”
The Dalai Lama