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Come to any class that interests you! Try a few different classes until you find the one that suits you best. You can join most of the beginners courses even if they are part way through, and many courses are ongoing so you can join at any time.
The classes are by donation. There is a suggested amount of $10/$5, but it whatever you are comfortable with on the day. Your donations help to keep the centre running. The suggested donation for our regular 1-day courses varies, depending on expenses, but is around $65. International tours and special events are usually ticketed, so there is a set cost. However, please do not let financial difficulty become a barrier to attending! We invite our members to sponsor people so they can attand the teachings, so please ask at reception.
Beginner's Welcome & Orientation Tuesday 2 February, 2016 (6.30 pm - 8 pm)
Click on the links below and discover our program!
Ageing is inevitable, however our attitude can make all the difference. Research shows a positive attitude to ageing is the key to better health, life satisfaction and living longer. Join Venerable Drolkar, a grandmother and Buddhist nun to discover key principles on how to live a fully engaged life and age wisely, mindfully and gracefully.
You don't need any spiritual belief to practice and benefit from mindfulness. Living mindfully means we look at, and respond to life’s situations differently. By practicing purposeful self awareness we are less reactive to emotions such as anxiety and stress and we can find a calmer and more satisfying path through our daily life.
NEW Buddhist DVD's and NEW meditations on cleansing body, speech and mind! Join us for a relaxed, informal meeting every Sunday. Beginning with a 45 minute guided meditation on the Shakyamuni Buddha purification and blessing, then have an informal discussion and DVD on a Buddhist topic, and end with delicious chai tea and biscuits.
Discover how to break negative habit patterns and cultivating lasting habits for happiness. Using both Buddhist psychology and western neuroscientific techniques, discover strategies to effectively break bad habit patterns, purify past behaviour, and encourage positive habits that bring peace and happiness.
Guided meditation on the four attitudes for happiness. Learn to relax, concentrate, practice mindfulness, and develop positive mental habits. We focus on a different topic each week to develop the heart-felt attitudes of compassion and kindness. Includes breathing and relaxation meditation and time for questions.
Develop the four immeasurable attitudes that foster our own happiness and support others as well. Guided meditations on kindness, compassion, joyous energy and equanimity. Learn to develop these attitudes so we don't burn out, but can stabilise and integrate them deeply. Learn to relax, practice mindfulness, and develop positive mental habits.
In Buddhist psychology, unhappiness is viewed as a symptom of the afflictive emotions, and the root of these is the distorted way we conceive of ourselves. By recognising and developing a realistic appreciation of our innate human qualities, we will naturally be able to overcome our fears and become happier.
with Geshe Phuntsok Tsultrim
Teachings for learning how to work with difficult situations and people with compassion and wisdom. The mind training teachings are concerned with developing the altruistic mind of enlightenment, and deal with transforming our mental attitudes, especially with how to transform adversity into advantage. Not only do these instructions help us open our heart towards others, they also help us transform whatever difficulties come our way into something valuable.
with Eddie Peet
A review of the teachings so far, as we will start a new section of the text with Geshe Tsultrim after Easter. Teachings for learning how to work with difficult situations and people with compassion and wisdom. If you haven't already, now is an ideal to join these teachings for the first time. Geshe-la's teachings are suitable for all levels, from beginners to long-term students. (NB note erlier start time of 7 pm)
with Khensur Rinpoche Geshe Tashi Tsering
The first of a series of Sunday teachings on the profound and inspiring topic of the three bodies of a buddha - the ultimate nature, the emanating light body and the human form we can relate with. Included in this topic is going for refuge, and an investigation off the nature of the mind and our innate buddha potential. Everyone welcome, recommended for established students and the committed beginner.
The wisdom realising emptiness is the crucial tool that will take us to enlightenment. Without it we cannot cut the root cause of the disturbing emotions or become liberated from cyclic existence. Learn to develop the reasoning that underpins this precise and complex skill, and how to apply it in daily life for immediate results.
An in-depth study of Lama Tsong Khapa's Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment. The Lam Rim is the collected teachings and practices of the Buddha presented in methodical way, in the order we are to practice them if we want to reach enlightenment for the benefit of others. Now is the time for NEW PEOPLE interested in joining the group, as we are about to begin a new section! Speak with Miffi or Eddie for details.
This is a board game with a difference - and invented right here at Langri Tangpa Centre! From Afflictions to Perfections is loosely based on Monopoly, is played with unique Buddhist cards, and demonstrates how we can overcome the negative mental factors, and how tenacious we have to be to develop our positive qualities!
Our annual Easter Retreat is a profound practice on Chenrezig the compassion buddha. This purification method involves keeping physical discipline, meditation and prostrations, and silence and fasting on alternate days. It is especially useful for people whose schedules cannot accommodate long-term retreat. Can't attend this year? We invite you to sponsor a Nyung-Ne and help a fellow LTC member to attend!
Join us for SAKA DAWA - celebrating the Buddha's birth, enlightenment and paranirvana. We will offer the Shakyamuni Buddha Puja (in English) that celebrates the life of the Buddha. View the life-size silk applique Buddha thangka that is hung on special occaisions. Make personal dedications and light offerings on this auspicious day of enlightenment!
Offer any mistakes of the year, all your problems, illnesses and regrets to the fire. A traditional Buddhist purification practice with a strong psychological basis, this is a powerful and liberating way to cleanse the old year, and enter the new year free of worry, clean and clear. Buddhists and non-Buddhists welcome!
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, develop your concentration, and begin to relate to the enlightened qualities of the buddhas you are painting. We are trasnformaing the statues of Lama Tsong Khapa for our library wall.
Open yoga classes suitable for all levels of experience from beginner to more advanced, with variations offered to suit all levels. Opportunity to explore the more challenging poses and sequences in a safe and nurturing environment. Individual attention given to correct alignment and safety, supporting you physically, mentally and spiritually.
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Opening for Class
Reception and Meditation Hall opens half an hour before class and half an hour after class. The reception closes whilst class is on.
Tue 9 am - 1 pm
Wed 5 pm - 9 pm
Sat 9 am - 5 pm
Sun 9 am - 1 pm
Front Hall Yoga Times
Mon 9.30 am
Wed 9.30 am
Fri 9.30 am
(opens 15 minutes early)