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Introductory Classes

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First Teaching of the Year

The Four Noble Truths

with Geshe Wangchen

Sundays 10am 24 February, 3 March

The very first teaching that Buddha Shakyamuni gave after becoming enlightened was on The Four Noble Truths. This teaching shares four major insights of the Buddha’s enlightenment:  the depths and variety of suffering we experience, the causes of our suffering, the fact that it is possible to achieve the cessation of all of our suffering and an introduction to the path that leads to the cessation of suffering. This talk is suitable for all levels and everyone is welcome.

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

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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)

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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 TBC Registration details closer to the time

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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

2018

How to Make Life Meaningful Every Day

with Geshe Wangchen

Sunday 11 November, 10am – 12pm

The attitude that we carry with us can significantly effect our experience of each day, as well as our reaction to what we encounter. Geshe-la will share some Buddhist tips for cultivating a skillful, positive attitude each day, as well as some suggestions of easy practices and thought training techniques that we can use to make our daily life meaningful wherever we are, whatever we are doing. Everyone is welcome.

Facility Fee $10 (Dharma Friend monthly contributors are free)

Short Meditations for Busy People

with Geshe Wangchen

Sunday 18 November, 10am – 12pm

Are you busy? Do you wish you had more time to meditate? This Sunday Geshe-la will explain some short, simple but very meaningful meditations that can easily be incorporated into a busy schedule. With some flexibility and know-how anyone can include a short meditation or two in their day. Would you like to experience some of the benefits of meditation now and in the future? Come along and find out more.

Facility Fee $10 (Dharma Friend monthly contributors are free)

 

Happy Family, Happy Society

with Geshe Wangchen

Sunday 25 November, 10am – 12pm

“The real way we’re going to become happy individuals, living in happy families and communities is to become more warm-hearted towards each other. We need more loving kindness.” – HH the Dalai Lama

This Sunday Geshe Wangchen will emphasize the key elements we need to cultivate in order to create the causes for a happy family and a happy society. Everyone is welcome.

Facility Fee $10 (Dharma Friend monthly contributors are free)

 

Life Story of Lama Tsongkhapa

with Geshe Wangchen

Sunday 2 December, 10am – 11.30am

Today is the Anniversary of the Founder of the Gelug School of Tibetan Buddhism, Lama Tsongkhapa. Come and learn more about his inspiring life story.

Facility Fee $10 (Dharma Friend monthly contributors are free)


Lama Tsongkhapa Day Schedule 2 December:

5am Eight Mahayana Precepts (if this is your first time receiving these precepts please register no later than 26 November); There will be a lunch for those taking precepts this day by RSVP only by 28 November for the lunch. Please register if you are taking the precepts and wish to stay for the precept lunch.

10am Life Story of Lama Tsongkhapa

12pm Precept Lunch only for those taking precepts this day who also RSVP for the lunch by 28 November. Lunch sponsorship is welcome.

6pm Community Circumambulation and Turning the Prayer Wheel for World Peace with Geshe Wangchen

6.30pm Guru Puja with Tsog Offering


 

Last Teaching of 2018: Rejoicing and Gratitude

with Geshe Wangchen

Sunday 9 December followed by a potluck lunch (check online calendar on program page for time confirmation)

This will be our last class of the 2018 program. We invite you to bring your khatag (traditional Tibetan offering scarf) if you would like to offer to Geshe-la as a thank you at the conclusion of teachings today. Today Geshe-la will give a talk on rejoicing, gratitude and dedicating all of our positive actions and Dharma practice of 2018. By rejoicing in our positive actions, no matter how small, the positive karma created increases! That’s right, it is strengthened and increased. And when we rejoice in others positive actions, we too create good karma and causes of happiness. Not to be missed! Everyone is welcome. Teachings will be followed by an end of year community potluck lunch – please bring a vegetarian dish to share.

Facility Fee $10 (Dharma Friend monthly contributors are free)

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