Guided meditation including short, mindful recitations from the Buddhist tradition, silent sitting alternated with walking meditations. Key instructions at each session, ending with question and answer. Ideal for beginners, and suitable for Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike.
Buddhist psychology shows how happiness and mental health are achievable for everyone, no matter who you are or what situation you find yourself in. Join this series of 1-day workshops at any time. Held once every 1-2 months, they teach practical strategies for making life happier, no matter what the circumstances.
Discover practices that develop our innate qualities of compassion. Learn to apply these techniques to generate the mind of bodhichitta, known as the very heart of Buddha's teachings.
Join our merit-raiser and fundraiser for the Gompa Building fund! Aussies love a bit of competition, so why not make it beneficial for all sentient beings without exception?! It's like a walkathon but you contribute to world peace as well! If you cannot physically do the prostrations, you can join the recitation team instead. All sponsorships are tax deductible!
A relaxing afternoon spent painting the small flat-backed statues of the buddhas (tsa-tsas). Just by painting these simple statues you can calm the mind and begin to relate to all the qualities of the buddhas that you are painting.
UNIT 10: How to Develop Bodhicitta
Buddha's Birthday - The Great Prostratethon
We provide a friendly and supportive environment for learning and putting into practice the teachings of the Buddha. We offer classes in meditation, dealing with destructive emotions, an introduction to Buddhism, and regular teachings with the Tibetan Lamas. We encourage questioning, and hope the courses are immediately useful in your everyday life, whether you are Buddhist or not.
Our principal teachers are HH the Dalai Lama, Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche. Our regular teacher is Geshe Lobsang Jamyang.
Although we are primarily a beginner's centre, we have an extensive beginners and intermediate curriculum that runs most evenings and some mornings. The classes are small enough for in-depth discussions - a defining characteristic of the centre. The 3-year Discovering Buddhism course has proved very popular, becoming a warm and dedicated group.
Pujas (offering ceremonies) and retreats help to integrate practice and theory. We also offer comprehensive home study courses on CD, Buddhist board games, non-religious ethics courses and community events. We have an extensive lending library for members, and a small Dharma Shop with books, stautues, prayer flags and other practitioner needs.
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May everyone who sees, hears, or thinks (even in frustration) of this web site be freed in that very second from all their sufferings, diseases, spirit harms, negative karmas and obscurations, and abide in the peerless happiness of full enlightenment forever. May all the Dharma wishes of HH the Dalai Lama, Lama Zopa Rinpoche, and Geshe Tashi Tsering and Geshe Jamyang be instantly fulfilled, and may all practitioners everywhere continue joyfully on their spiritual path.