Past Events

100 Peaceful and Wrathful Deities Puja

Date: 17-18th August 2019
Time: 8.00 am – 5.30 pm
Location: Biddegal Function Rooms, Level 3 [Club Central Hurstville]

The Mandala of the Hundred Peaceful and Wrathful Deities Ceremony is a profound practice that helps and enables sentient beings to attain purification, liberation and a good rebirth in the upper or Pure Realms. It is a rare teaching from the Treasure Cycle of Karma Lingpa — The profound dharma of the natural liberation through meditating on the deities. It is said that one is able to attain liberation and a good rebirth “just by listening to the precious teachings and mantras of the Hundred Deities” which carries great and immense blessings.
The 2 days long practice will be presided over by His Eminence Ven. Dekhung Gyaltsey Tulku Rinpoche and a retinue of monastic sangha from the Himalayan regions.
For the full scheduled program of both days, click here for English or Chinese

Tuesday Teaching @YSYD

Date: 13th August 2019

Time: 4.15-6.00 pm

Venue: Sydney University

Don’t miss the next teaching given by Rinpoche at Sydney University on Tuesday 13th August 2019 at 4.15-6.00 pm ! Rinpoche will be the Monastic Guest of Uni Bodhi at the University of Sydney. He will provide an introduction to Tibetan Buddhism & Mindfulness. For further information, check out the Facebook page of Unibodhi Usyd !

Red Cherenzig Puja & Practice

Date: 10-11 August 2019
Time: 8.00am – 6.00 pm
Location: Cabra-Vale Diggers

The Red Chenrezig, also known as Guan Yin (in Mandarin) or Gyalwa Gyatso (in Tibetan) is the embodiment of all the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas of the three times and ten directions, carrying out compassionate enlightened activities.
The Puja and the Practice a rare and precious highest tantra aspect of Chenrezig. Gyalwa Gyatso is highly regarded by Vajrayana practitioners and especially within the Kagyu Lineage. It is said that Karma Pakshi (the 2nd Karmapa), through his accomplishment of this practice, promised that 25 successive reincarnations of Karmapas will follow and greatly benefit sentient beings and the Kagyu Lineage.
The 2 days long practice will be presided over by His Eminence Ven. Dekhung Gyaltsey Tulku Rinpoche.

Amitabha Empowerment & Mani Retreat

Date:28 July 2019
Time: 8.00 am – 5.30 pm
Location: Cabra-Vale Diggers

Amitabha Empowerment: The Buddha of Limitless Light
The Buddha Amitabha represents the discerning wisdom of enlightenment, and is associated with the realm of Great Bliss, a pure realm of experience particularly conducive to spiritual progress.
The Amitabha empowerment enables students to engage in the visualization and recitations of the Amitabha practice. A devoted practitioner can experience their Buddha nature, and merge with the enlightened nature of the Buddha Amitabha, in the pure realm of Great Bliss or Dewachen.
The mantra of Amitabha “Om Ami Dewa Hrih” is particularly effective because it embodies the “speech of all the Buddhas.”
Join us this weekend as we embark on a “Mani Retreat” by reciting and chanting the melodious mantra of Amitabha. Rinpoche will complete the program by giving an Amitabha Empowerment and teach about the pure realm of Dewachen.

Cherenzig Empowerment & Mani Retreat

Date: 27 July 2019
Time: 8.00 am – 5.30 pm
Location: Cabra-Vale Diggers

Chenrezig is the embodiment of all the buddhas’ compassion and love. The literal translation of his name means “The One Who Beholds With Loving Eyes”. Chenrezig’ s brilliant white body represents the luminosity of primordial wisdom, the spark of enlightenment.
H.H. The 17th Karmapa explained that the practice of Chenrezig consists of closing the gap between the practitioner and the practice, so there is no difference between the person meditating and the love and compassion they are cultivating. In the end, this distance completely disappears so that the practitioner becomes the very nature of love and compassion.
“Meditating on the deity Chenrezig, the Buddha of compassion, helps cultivate a more loving, accepting and caring sense of self-worth,”writes Psychologist Rob Preece.
The mantra of Chenrezig “Om Mani Padme Hum” is particularly effective because as H.H. The 14th Dalai Lama states- the six syllables mean that in dependence on the practice of a path which is an indivisible union of method and wisdom, you can transform your impure body, speech, and mind into the pure exalted body, speech, and mind of a Buddha.
As Lama Zopa explains – Reciting OM MANI PADME HUM has merit as limitless as the sky. Even Buddha can never finish explaining the unbelievable purification and collection of extensive merit brought by reciting OM MANI PADME HUM.
Join us this weekend as we embark on a “Mani Retreat” by reciting and chanting the melodious mantra of Chenrezig. Rinpoche will complete the program by giving a Cherenzig Empowerment and teach about the practice of compassion in our daily life.

Weekend Phowa Teaching

Date: 13-14 July 2019

Time: 9.30 am – 5:30 pm

Location: Auditorium [Level 1] Cabramatta Bowling Club

Rinpoche will begin the 2019 Teaching Programs with the swift and powerful teaching of Phowa. Through the teacher’s guidance and wisdom, students will be lead through the generalisation stages of Phowa practice and receive the blessing of such initiation.

Phowa is the practice for directing the transference of consciousness at the time of death, either for oneself or another. The consciousness may be transferred to the dharmakaya nature, to a pure realm such as Sukhavati or to a favourable existence in the human realm.

These practices repair our life force, our emotional afflictions, our negative deeds and/or our broken vows and promises; and most importantly, we can be granted the merit and connection to be reborn in Buddha Amitabha’s Pure Land and quick progress to enlightenment.

The great Tibetan yogi Marpa the Translator said, “If you study phowa, then at the time when death is approaching you will know no despair. If beforehand you have become accustomed to the Path of Phowa, then at the time of death you will be full of cheerful confidence.”

How To Apply Compassion In Our Daily Life

Date: 21st July 2018
Time: 10.00 am to 5.00 pm
Venue: Buddhist Library

The practice of compassion is a foundation of Tibetan Buddhism, or Vajrayana. Research has shown that compassion has extraordinary health benefits, including a longer and happier life. The ancient meditators knew this and incorporated compassion into their everyday practice of Buddhism.

During this one day workshop, Rinpoche will explore the nature of the compassionate mind and how to achieve it. He will lead us in compassion meditations, transmit the Chenrezig (Buddha of Compassion) mantra and blessing, and help us understand how to incorporate compassion in our everyday lives.

White Tara Empowerment & Teaching

Date: 28th April 2018
Time: 12.30 pm to 5.30 pm
Venue: Buddhist Library

White Tara practice can increase one’s lifespan, overcome life-threatening obstacles, and promotes peace, prosperity and health. White Tara practice can also be done on behalf of someone who is ill. By relying on White Tara and reciting her mantra, one can avoid future sickness and obstacles to a long and healthy life and achieve a profound state of inner wellbeing in order to be of help to ourselves and others.

White Tara is one of the 21 aspects of Tara, White Tara represents the embodiment of enlightened perfection of wisdom and the true nature of mind.

The Empowerment or initiation is a formal process of granting permission to practice White Tara meditation practice. One can attend this empowerment simply to receive the healing blessing, or after the empowerment, one may also choose to start a regular White Tara meditation practice.

The Four Foundations of Buddhism

Date: Friday 30th March 2018                                                                                      Time: 10.00 am- 4.30 pm
Venue: Buddhist Library

The four foundations, also known as the four thoughts for turning the mind toward spiritual practice/Dharma provides a motivational spark to ignite one’s meditation and practice. These four thoughts are contemplated before any Buddhist practice to focus the mind and ensure a successful outcome.These reflections are:

  • The benefits of a precious human life
  • Death and impermanence
  • Karma – action, their cause and effect
  • The fault of cyclic existence or Samsara

Ven. Dekhung Gyaltsey Rinpoche will clarify essential points in our understanding of these four foundation practice and lead attendees into a simple guided meditation session.

Medicine Buddha Teaching, Transmission and Practice

Date: Sunday 25th March, 2018.                                                                                  Time: 10.00 am- 4.30 pm
Venue: Buddhist Library

Medicine Buddha Practice is not only a very powerful method for healing and increasing healing powers both for oneself and others, but also for overcoming the inner sickness of attachment, hatred, and ignorance, thus to meditate on the Medicine Buddha can help decrease physical and mental illness and suffering.

An introduction to Medicine Buddha practice will be followed by the oral transmission of the Mantra and text, followed by a guided meditation on the practice.