Sakya Choekhor Lhunpo (The Melbourne Sakya Centre) aims to develop the practice and activities of Mahayana Buddhism in general and that of the Sakya tradition of Tibetan Buddhism in particular. We do this by fostering opportunities for Buddhist study study and practice, as well as through engaging in meritorious activities.
- Teaching Updates for 2016.
AN EVENING WITH VEN. ROBINA COURTIN Depression & Anxiety from the Buddhist perspective,
Will be held on April 14th, with teachings starting at 5.30pm through to 9.30pm with Dinner provided for all.
Ven.Robina Courtin. Australian-born Tibetan Buddhist Nun travels the world teaching Buddhist psychology and philosophy and helping those in need. Her life is the subject to Award winning Film, Chasing Buddha (2001) and the ABC Documentary Key to freedom (2008. We are very pleased to be hosting Ven.Robina's teachings here in Warragul, at 62 Victoria Street, WESLEY @ WARRAGUL.
Bookings are essential as the evening is catered, please contact Sylvia on 0409389283 for all ticket enquiries.
EVENING SCHEDULE AND PRICES:
5.30-7.00PM PART I TEACHINGS
8.00-9.30PM PART II TEACHINGS
DINNER WILL BE SERVED FROM 7PM-8PM.
GENERAL ADMISSION $30 CONCESSION $15
SHAMATHA RETREAT calm Abiding Meditation
Our Shamatha Retreat had been postponed until further notice. We apologise for any inconvenience, but we are happy to announce we have dates for September. More information to come.
This retreat will be lead by Venerable Khenpo Ngawang Dhamchoe of Drogmi Buddhist Institute and will be held at the Maitripa centre in Healesville, Victoria. It will be a wonderful opportunity to receive teachings and practice under the skilled guidance of Khenpo la.
- Teaching Updates for 2015.
The Warragul Sangha are hosting two weekend retreats with the highly respected and deeply loved Khenpo Ngawang Damchoe, from the Drogmi Buddhist Centre, Sydney. On the weekend of September 5th & 6th, Khenpo-la will teach on 'Visualisation as Meditation in Tibetan Buddhism, including also further detail on the Medicine Buddha practice as transmitted to the group by His Eminence Luding Khen in January this year. Khenpo Ngawang Damchoe will return on Dec 5th & 6th for further teachings in Buddhist philosophy and practice.
On Saturday, August 23rd, we are fortunate to have Lama Tubten Lekshe teaching the first of three talks on 'Compassion in Daily Life'. The two following talks are in October and November, details will be posted in the SCL newsletter.
On Sunday, August 2nd, Garrie O'Toole continues a series of talks on Mindfulness. Other talks will be on Aug 29th and in November.
All teachings will be at Tara's Gift meditation centre, 24 Tyssen St, Warragul. Pleasae contact Penny Moody for more details on 0439 877 104/56223390.
- Lamdre at Sakya Monastery, Kalimpong, India
Beginning 5th October, His Holiness the Sakya Trizin will bestow the Lamdre oral transmission, initiations and teachings of the Eight Later Cycles of the Path at the Sakya Monastery in Kalimpong, India. During the same time, His Eminence Khonrig Ratna Vajra will give teachings of the Lamdre Tsogshey. Teachings are in Tibetan with English and Chinese translations.
- Sakya Monastery, Kalimpong, India
Melbourne Sakya runs a small sponsorship/fundraising scheme for this monastery. All contributions are gratefully accepted (contact us). Two of the members visited the monestery in October 2013 whilst in India and produced this report on its state of development. It is expected to be completed in October 2015.
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