from Sun 11 July at 4pm with Martin Horan
The Path to Enlightenment series presents the Buddha’s teachings as an accessible and vital living tradition of mental and spiritual development.
The course commenced at the start of this year from the beginning of the main text Path to Enlightenment in Tibetan Buddhism, by the great scholar and meditator, Venerable Geshe Acharya Thubten Loden.
Martin Horan, a long-time student of Geshe Loden, will lead the Path to Enlightenment classes from Sunday 11 July at 4pm.
Martin explains: “The next stages on the path to enlightenment lead us step by step through a deeper understanding of our current experience as human beings, and point us to the root causes of that experience.
By understanding cause and effect, and deepening our meditation practice, we can produce a radically different experience of life. The fullest expression of this is found in the practices of great love, great compassion, bodhichitta and wisdom.
Though those might seem far off and exotic destinations to us now, they are all on this same path to enlightenment; if we follow the path step by step, that is where it can lead us.”
Joining classes in the temple
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.
The Tibetan Buddhist Society has a COVID-Safe Plan to meet the Government’s COVID safe requirements. Read more to learn about our COVID requirements 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.
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.