24 September – 14 October 2017 The Vajrayogini practice has many special features, including that it brings attainments quickly. The practice of self-generation in conjunction with the recitation of the Vajrayogini mantra is an extremely powerful method for eliminating problems and causes of suffering, and for cultivating good conditions and the cause of happiness.
25 September – 8 October 2016 For those who have a Solitary Hero Yamantaka initiation, the Yamantaka retreat is an opportunity to spend time on and to deepen your meditation on the practice. Solitary Hero Yamantaka is a core Gelug practice. Yamantaka is the wrathful manifestation of Manjushri, the Buddha
If we’d like to bring more well-being and contentment into our lives, developing a still and peaceful mind is the essential foundation. The teachings on calm abiding show us how to progressively experience greater stillness and concentration. We do this by familiarising ourselves with the basic skills supporting concentration –
SATURDAY NIGHT DISCUSSION GROUP IS SUSPENDED FOR THE PRESENT Taking a Peak at Reality on Saturday nights Is life just a series of fleeting experiences or are we missing something far more profound? The Buddha explained that all the conventional appearances of the world have an ultimate nature of emptiness.
THURSDAY CLASSES ARE SUSPENDED UNTIL THE SUMMER Thursday nights from 7.30pm to 9pm. These classes suit anyone interested in an evening of guided meditation, people who’ve done an introductory course and wish to learn more about meditation methods, and people who would like to experience more of the meditations from the
Wednesdays from 7.30pm to 9pm. This class includes the practice of the Yamantaka sadhana. To be able to attend these teachings you must have received Solitary Hero Yamantaka empowerment. Yamantaka is in the class of the Highest Yoga Tantra practices. Students practising Yamantaka must have a sound basis in the study and
Mondays from 7.30pm to 9pm. This class is for students who have received empowerment, these sessions include sadhana practice, Wheel of Offering (tsog) practice, instructions and guided meditation in the traditional Tibetan temple, followed by supper. Geshe Acharya Thubten Loden’s commentary on the practice titled Path to the Union of Clear Light and
This seven day New Year Retreat will be held from 3 to 9 January 2016. The Medicine Buddha practice is specially for healing. It is helpful for treating both outer and inner illnesses. Outer illnesses are those we are familiar with. Inner illnesses are the afflictions of negative karma and
Sundays from 4.00 to 5.30pm. Shakyamuni Buddha is said to have taught eighty four thousand different Dharmas – each of them a counter to the eighty four thousand negativities of body and mind that afflict living beings. Profound and vast in scope, the teachings of Dharma show innumerable methods enabling
New 3-week introductory course – Sundays 1.30pm from 22 October Our mind has the potential for the peacefulness of a perfectly still lake and the beautiful warmth of kindness to all. Yet, often in our frantic lives, these essential parts of ourselves are smothered. During the next three week introductory