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Introductory Classes

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The Complete Path to Enlightenment in 14 Verses

with Geshe Wangchen

Sundays 10am (four Sundays 21 & 28 July and 11 & 18 Aug – note: 4th of Aug is a Buddha Day so we will have a separate program that day)

This brief classic text by Lama Tsongkhapa presents the whole path to enlightenment in just 14 verses. The Foundation of All Good Qualities is powerful, concise and often recited as part of one’s daily practice. Geshe Wangchen will introduce and explain the meaning of each verse. Everyone is welcome.

Facility Fee $10 (Dharma Friend monthly contributors are free)
No need to register for the class.
Everyone welcome!

 

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Sunday Mornings with Geshe-la

Sunday mornings, from 10am – 12pm, our Resident Teacher, Geshe Wangchen, gives introductory Dharma talks and classes on a variety of topics. Everyone is welcome. The topics will be posted on this page and on our Google Program Calendar closer to the time. If there are any changes to this class they will be noted on our calendar.

 

 

Recently Completed Classes

How to Train in the Bodhisattva Practices:

Teachings on the Thirty-Seven Practices of a Bodhisattva 

with Geshe Wangchen

Sundays 10am (throughout May and June up to 14th July with a Retreat Day on 14th)

How can we train step-by-step on the Bodhisattva path? A bodhisattva aims to achieve enlightenment in order to help all living beings achieve enlightenment – total freedom from suffering, perfect happiness and perfect qualities. Using the short, beautiful classic text, Thirty-seven Practices of a Bodhisattva by Gyalse Tokme Zangpo, Geshe-la will illuminate how we can train in the Bodhisattva Path.

On 14th July, at the conclusion of the class there will be a One-Day Retreat led by Geshe Wangchen, 10am – 4pm. Please register for this retreat day. The facility fee for the retreat day will be $30 (Dharma Friend Monthly Contributors $20) and the lunch will be done vegetarian potluck style, so please bring a dish to share.

Facility Fee $10 (Dharma Friend monthly contributors are free)
No need to register for the class (only for the retreat day).
Everyone welcome!

 

New Discovering Buddhism Module:

All About Karma

with Simon Harrison

Mondays 7.30pm  1, 8, 15, 29 April + 6, 13 May 

Learn the essential facts about the law of cause and effect and generate a clear understanding about how karma works. Discover effective tools to accumulate merit – the cause of happiness and success – and purify mistaken actions done in the past. In addition, explore ways to become adept at dealing with life most effectively and thereby take control of your future.

Facility Fee $10 (Dharma Friend monthly contributors are free; Materials Fee $43.

Registration is now open!

A Taste of Freedom:
How to Rid Yourself of Disturbing Emotions

with Geshe Wangchen

Sundays 10am

4 Classes + 1 Retreat Day
Class Dates: 31 March and 7, 14 and 28 of April
Retreat Day on 5 May (Please Register for the Retreat Day)

We want freedom, we want happiness, but how can we get a taste of it? Geshe-la will teach on this very tasty topic using Chapter Six “Indicating Methods for Ridding Yourself of Disturbing Emotions” from Aryadeva’s Four Hundred Verse Treatise.

Facility Fee $10 (Dharma Friend monthly contributors are free)
No need to register for the class (only for the retreat day).
Everyone welcome!

First Guided Meditation Class of the Year

Meditations to Enjoy More Happiness and Compassion

with Ven Carolyn

Mondays 7.30pm 4, 11, 18 (& 24 TBC) March

“Everyone wants to lead a peaceful, happy life, but happiness and success aren’t measured by how much money you have, but by whether you have inner peace in your heart.” – HH the Dalai Lama

Start the year off with some simple meditations to help you enjoy more happiness and more compassion in your daily life. Nourish yourself so you can nourish others.

Facility Fee $10 (Dharma Friend Monthly Contributors are free)

No registration needed. Drop-ins welcome.

The How to Transform
Sickness and Other Circumstances 

with Geshe Wangchen

Sundays 10am 17 & 24 March

How can we use whatever conditions we face, illness, health, poverty, wealth, and so forth in our practice and how can we generate joy in all circumstances? Everyone is welcome to attend this very practical class based on an inspiring, short text by Gyalse Togme Zangpo.

We all face difficulties and obstacles, but if we can learn useful techniques to transform these hardships, we can enjoy many benefits.

Facility Fee $10 (Dharma Friend Monthly Contributors are free)

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