Our two main classes about Buddhist philosophy and meditation are on Sundays. During the week there are also Vajrayogini and Yamantaka classes for longer term students – see details below.
At 1.30pm Sundays during the four terms there is an introduction series. A new three-week introducing to meditation course commences on Sunday 17 October 2021 at 1.30pm with Hilary Lynch.
The other Sunday class is the Path to Enlightenment series at 4pm. This class is generally for people who have attended an introduction series, although anyone is welcome. This class will resume on Sunday 17 October at 4pm. Click here for more information.
The graduated path to enlightenment is the basis of both our Sunday classes – based on books by the great scholar and our founder, Venerable Geshe Acharya Thubten Loden. The difference between these two classes is that one is an introduction to the graduated path to enlightenment and Buddhist meditation, and the second at 4pm goes through the graduated path to enlightenment in much more detail.
Each week covers a different topic across the full range of Buddhist topics such as love, compassion, impermanence, karma, bodhichitta, the six perfections such as ethics, generosity, concentration and how to deal with anger and develop patience. Each session includes a talk, one or two guided meditations and an opportunity for questions.
Here is the link to the 4pm Path to Enlightenment class information.
Since the outbreak of COVID in March 2020 attendance at our classes has been by donation. Many people have been very generous and we thank them. However, due to the ongoing nature of the pandemic and the impact on the centre’s ability to cover its operating costs we are re-introducing the session cost of $10 per session, half price if needed. All proceeds support the upkeep of the traditional Tibetan temple and the gardens. To pay for online sessions please link here.
Joining classes in the temple
In non-lockdown periods you can join the classes in the magnificent traditional Tibetan temple at 20 Cookes Road, Yuroke (turn off Mickleham Road), or to join the sessions online via YouTube see below. Afternoon tea will be served in the temple dining room after each class.
If there are changes to on site access, due to COVID situations and changes in Government guidelines, we will inform you as quickly as possible.
Please stay home if you are unwell. Please bring your mask for use indoors and enter using the Vic Govt QR code on arrival. A density limit of one person per 4 sqm applies indoors. More details about our covid safe plan and requirements can be downloaded here.
Accessing our online classes
To access the online session link please search for Tibetan Buddhist Society YouTube channel, or here’s the link.
For regular reminders of our live stream classes subscribe to the Tibetan Buddhist Society YouTube channel. You can also view our previous 2021 and 2020 Introduction classes and the 2020 Path to Enlightenment classes here.
Vajrayogini* practice online from 7.30 to 9pm on Mondays – 2021 series with Michael Joseph from Monday 8 March – in temple and online.
Yamantaka* practice online at 7.30 to 9pm on Wednesdays with Paul Sokolich.
*If you have appropriate empowerments and would like to attend these classes please register here. You will be sent a weekly email with a new link for the Vajrayana classes. These links will be for your use only. If you would like to make a donation for the class, you can click here.
Please email email@example.com if you have any questions about how to view any of the classes.