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2017 teaching program

Our regular teaching program resumes 26 March 2017, the weekend after the New Year Festival.

Introductory Classes – new series commencing 1.30pm Sunday March 26

For Buddhist or non-Buddhist alike, and for the religious or the non-religious, the Buddhist methods of mindfulness, relaxation and mental tranquillity have the ability to transform our lives, eliminating mental suffering and developing lasting peace and contentment.

In these classes we receive instruction on a meditation, and learn how to apply Buddhist principles. A variety of meditation techniques are introduced, including breathing meditation, visualisation and analytical meditation. The fundamental Buddhist principles of cause and effect, impermanence, love, compassion and the reality of human experience are explained.

Path to Enlightenment – 4pm Sundays, commencing March 26

Comprising teaching and guided meditation, this series provides practical instruction on the foundation Buddhist concepts and practices. Engaging in the path to enlightenment is the only assured method for progressing from the initial stages of a beginner, through the attitudes of refuge and renunciation, the mind of enlightenment, to the wisdom perceiving ultimate truth and finally Buddhahood.

Vajrayogini Tantra – 7.30pm Mondays, commencing March 27

For students who have received the Vajrayogini empowerment, these sessions are based on Geshe Loden’s instruction from his commentary on the Vajrayogini Tantra Path to the Union of Clear Light and Illusory Body. The Vajrayogini practice contains special methods for developing the tantric Mahamudra realisation of clear light wisdom.

Yamantaka Tantra – 7.30pm Wednesdays, commencing March 29

For students who have received the Yamantaka empowerment, these sessions are based on Geshe Loden’s instructions from his commentary on the Yamantaka Tantra, Ocean of Indivisible Method and Wisdom. The Yamantaka practice includes special methods for developing ultimate wisdom, and also methods to overcome hindrances.

Thursday Night Meditations – 7.30pm Thursdays, commencing March 30

Learn the fundamental techniques for cultivating peacefulness and relaxation through the practices of meditation and mindfulness.

Discussion Group – 7.30pm Saturdays, commencing March 25

These sessions provide an opportunity to discuss the various topics presented in the Path to Enlightenment classes.

Vajrayogini Retreat – 24 Sep – 14 Oct

This is a traditional retreat, during which we complete 100,000 mantra recitations.  Each day comprises six sessions of guided meditation, during which the Vajrayogini practice is explained. The retreat completes with a fire puja.

Please contact Jean at the centre if you are interested in attending.

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