Past Events

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
90-92 Church St, Camperdown

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.