Weekend Teachings with Lama Choedak Rinpoche - Townsville
As a former monk, Lama Choedak Rinpoche is a scholar and a great thinker. He is one of the most prominent Tibetan Buddhist masters living and teaching in Australia, sometimes assisting HH Dalai Lama in panel discussions and translating for HH Sakya Trizin. As the most successful teacher, Rinpoche has founded 20 Buddhist centres, Institutions and retreat centres in Australia. His 27 years of teaching experience brings the best Buddhist wisdom has to offer to everyone’s lives.
COMPASSIONATE LIVING (Friday 25 May ~ 7pm)
Life has many challenging times but if one remains conscious and rational, there isn’t anything that cannot be remedied with a compassionate outlook. One should know all experience comes from relevant causes. When one is conscious of people in pain and suffering, even the most difficult problems can be an important turning point if one learns to practise, and knows how to practise compassion. Through tender, loving and caring attitude, all can be very rewarding to help others with kindness and good heart.
IMPORTANCE OF SUICIDE PREVENTION (Saturday 26 May ~ 7pm)
Australia has more people killing themselves due to depression, anger, anxiety and guilt than through gun violence. We may have strict gun laws, but people do not know how to control their thoughts and deeds. We need to learn ways to practice safe thoughts and speech to stop all forms of violence including suicide. Suicide prevention from the Buddhist perspective is the practice self-kindness.
• Friday 25 May (7pm) ~ COMPASSIONATE LIVING
• Saturday 26 May (7pm) ~ IMPORTANCE OF SUICIDE PREVENTION
* $15 or $10 general or member / concession per session
EMPOWERMENT OF WHITE TARA PRACTICE (Saturday 26 May ~ 9am to 5pm)
Lama Choedak Rinpoche will also give teaching on, and empowerment of White Tara Practice. White Tara is a meditational female deity this practice offers the opportunity to expand and clarify understanding of your own mind and the nature of life itself. Tara is a Sanskrit word which means, “she who rescues”. As a mother to all children sentient beings, she is inspired to rescue us all from fearful situation in life, and the fear of death.
DHAMMAPADA: WHAT THE BUDDHA TAUGHT (Sunday 27 May ~ 9am to 5pm)
Dhammapada is a collection of teachings of the Buddha. It is rather like the Buddhist Bible. It is translated and written in gold as they contain many precious teachings. Dhammapada is the truth that people of all walks of life and all times who have revered its great wisdom and knowledge. Tibetans learned Sanskrit language to understand what the Buddha taught. With many short stories, the Buddha teaches how to live a kind, contended and wise life without going into extremes. He challenges people to think and reason and encourages people to be able to think for themselves. Lama Choedak Rinpoche will teach directly from the sacred words of the Buddha.
• Saturday 26 May (9am to 5pm) ~ EMPOWERMENT OF WHITE TARA PRACTICE
• Sunday 27 May (9am to 5pm) ~ DHAMMAPADA: WHAT THE BUDDHA TAUGHT
* $80 or $70 general or member / concession per session (morning tea provided however please BYO vegetarian lunch)
VENUE ~ Carville Seniors Hall, Cnr Diprose & Albury Streets Pimlico, Townsville 4812
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Cnr Diprose & Albury Streets Pimlico
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