Dharmapada: Words of the Buddha

Teaching by Lama Choedak Rinpoche

Sunday 22nd April 9:30am – 4:30pm

Venue: 7 Alexandria Avenue, Eastwood NSW 2122 (Sydney)
Cost: $50
For information: Sylvia on 0419 222 618

THE DHARMAPADA IS A SELECTION OF THE WORDS OF THE BUDDHA CAPTURED IN A SPECIAL COLLECTION. BECAUSE OF ITS UNIVERSAL APPEAL AND TIMELESS WISDOM MANY REGARD IT AS THE BUDDHIST BIBLE. LAMA CHOEDAK RINPOCHE WILL READ AND TRANSLATE DIRECTLY FROM THE TIBETAN AND EXPLAIN THE MOST PROFOUND WORDS OF THE BUDDHA PRESERVED IN THE TIBETAN VERSION OF IT KNOWN AS THE UDANAVARGA. THE BUDDHIST WORLD SHARE “THE WORDS OF THE BUDDHA” AS HIS OWN TEACHINGS, BUT THEY OFTEN QUOTE CERTAIN PHRASES FROM DISCOURSES IN THE WRITINGS OF EARLY BUDDHIST MASTERS SUCH AS NAGARJUNA FROM THE 2ND CENTURY AD. IT WILL BE A GREAT WAY TO SPEND A DAY LISTENING TO LOGICAL AND PRACTICAL TEACHINGS THAT DEVELOP AN EMOTIONAL LITERACY THAT CAN TRANSCEND HUMAN SUFFERING AND ENABLE US TO LIVE CONSCIOUSLY.

White Tara Empowerment, Teachings and Practice

by Lama Choedak Rinpoche

Sat 28th Oct – 7pm: Empowerment
Sun 29th Oct 9:30am – 4:30pm: Teachings and Practice

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White Tara is a beautiful meditation for developing kindness and compassion, increasing spiritual vitality and overcoming fears. She represents the feminine energy of the Buddhas. She is said to have originated from the tears of the deity Avalokiteshvara when he wept about the extent and intensity of the suffering experienced by all beings.

The practice and teachings of White Tara will be valuable in everyday life and can help bring greater clarity, calm and inner joy. Students who receive the empowerment and undertake the practice of White Tara will increase their spiritual vitality, intensify their capacity for compassion, and overcome fears, including the fear of death.

All basic Buddhist meditation techniques are included in the practice, with special emphasis placed on the creative visualisation meditations of Vajrayana Buddhism. The event is suitable for beginners and experienced practitioners alike.

INFORMATION AND BOOKINGS:

Venue: Dolma Buddhist Centre , 7 Alexandria Avenue, Eastwood (Sydney)
Cost: By Donation. Suggested donation $20 Saturday and $50 Sunday
Bookings: Sylvia on 0419 222 618 or
info@dolmabuddhistcentre.org.au

Please eat vegetarian on the day and contribute a small plate of food for lunch. Tea and coffee provided.

White Tara Practice and Vajrasattva Teachings

with Lama Choedak Rinpoche

White Tara Practice

Saturday, 12th August, 7-9pm

This visit of Rinpoche is close to the birthday of Rinpoche and we would like to do the practice of White Tara dedicated for his well being and to thank him for all the tireless effort he has spent in giving us teachings all these years, We would like to show our appreciation for the wonderful teacher we are fortunate enough to have.

All those who have the empowerment of White Tara are very welcome to join us and share in a small celebration after the practice. Please call Sylvia on 0419222618 if you are coming.

Vajrasattva Empowerment and Teachings

Sunday 13th August 2017, 9.30am- 4.30pm

“All our suffering and problems in life are created by our selves and not by others. Do not let the obscurations grow. Uproot Them!!”  Lama Choedak Rinpoche

Vajrasattva is the Buddha of confession and forgiveness.

The practice is an extremely powerful way to purify the downfalls and negative deeds that we have created in the past. With this practice, many benefits arise including the breaking of harmful habitual patterns, lifting depressed feelings and living joyfully. It allows one to let go and forgive past hurts, helps to neutralise the malice of others, one’s own negativities and to rekindle spiritual practice. A formal transmission and teachings will be given. This practice is part of the foundational practices in Vajrayana Buddhism

Venue: Dolma Buddhist Centre , 7 Alexandria Avenue, Eastwood (Sydney)
Cost: Suggested donation for one day $50 / $40 concession

Please bring your own vegetarian lunch, light refreshments are provided.

Wiping off obstacle

Calm Abiding Meditation

with Lama Choedak Rinpoche

3rd March 2017, 7 – 9.30pm: Public Talk Mindfulness in Everyday Life
4th and 5th March 2017, 9.30am – 4.30pm: A weekend of Calm Abiding meditation

Buddha

How to meditate is a basic skill in Buddhist Practice and Rinpoche has been teaching it for 28 years in Australia running extremely popular courses in Canberra and retreats at his centre SIBA in Gippsland, Victoria.

Mindfulness meditation has  been shown to have many beneficial health benefits and is now widely promoted.

This is a wonderful opportunity to learn from a proven and experienced teacher. His teaching would be suitable for all levels of experience and for those with no previous exposure to the practice, this is a great chance to try it with one of the few meditation masters in Australia.

In his public talk, Lama Choedak Rinpoche will offer skilful ways to use Buddhist teachings to bring meaning in everyday life by using generosity, joyous effort and meditation.

Venue: Dolma Buddhist Centre , 7 Alexandria Avenue, Eastwood (Sydney)
Cost: Suggested donation for each day $ 50/$40 concession and public talk $20/15 concession

Please bring lunch, refreshements provided.

 

To Nirvana and Back

Public Talk by Lama Choedak Rinpoche

Friday 26th Aug 7-9.30 pm

Lama_Choedak_RinpocheIn this talk, Lama Choedak Rinpoche will offer skilful ways to use Buddhist  teachings to bring small ” Nirvanas ” in everyday life by using generosity, joyous effort and meditation.

“All branches of the Buddha’s teachings are taught for the sake of wisdom. If you wish to bring an end to suffering, you must develop wisdom”— Shantideva

By Donation
Suggested donation $20/15 concession

Venue: Dolma Buddhist Centre, 7 Alexandria Avenue, Eastwood

Vajrapani Empowerment

with Lama Choedak Rinpoche

Saturday 27th AUGUST 2016
9.30am- 4.30pm

Wiping off obstacleRinpoche will bestow the powerful empowerment  and practice of  Vajrapani Butadhamara.

Vajrapani is a Bodhisattva manifesting power. This empowerment aids to remove obstacles and develop one’s spiritual progress. The empowerment is not commonly available and this is an unusual opportunity to obtain this powerful practice.

Please bring lunch, refreshments provided.

Cost: By donation. Suggested donation $ 50/$40 concession
Venue: Dolma Buddhist Centre 7 Alexandria Avenue Eastwood

Uncommon White Tara Empowerment and Teachings

by Lama Choedal Rinpoche

Empowerment: Sat 19th March 2016, 7 pm
Teachings and Practice: Sun 20th March 2016, 9am – noon

White Tara

White Tara is a beautiful meditation for developing kindness and compassion, increasing spiritual vitality and overcoming fears. She represents the feminine energy of the Buddhas. She is said to have originated from the tears of the deity Avalokiteshvara when he wept about the extent and intensity of the suffering experienced by all beings.

The practice and teachings of White Tara will be valuable in everyday life and can help bring greater clarity, calm and inner-joy. Students who receive the empowerment and undertake the practice of White Tara will increase their spiritual vitality, intensify their capacity for compassion, and overcome fears, including the fear of death.

All basic Buddhist meditation techniques are included in the practice, with special emphasis placed on the creative visualisation meditations of Vajrayana Buddhism. The event is suitable for beginners and experienced practitioners alike.

INFORMATION AND BOOKINGS:

Venue: Dolma Buddhist Centre , 7 Alexandria Avenue, Eastwood (Sydney)
Cost: By Donation. Suggested donation $50
Bookings: Sylvia and Don on 0419 222 618 or (02) 9801 3209 or
info [at] dolmabuddhistcentre.org.au

Please eat vegetarian on the day and contribute a small plate of food food for lunch. Tea and coffee provided.

After the Sunday teachings there will be a joint celebration of the 800th  anniversary of JETSUN DRAKPA  GYALTSEN:
To be held at 2pm at
SAKYA THARPA LING
111 WENTWORTH RD
STRATHFIELD

Teaching and Workshop on Karma

by Lama Choedal Rinpoche

Sunday 1st November 2015, 9:30am – 4:30pm

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INFORMATION AND BOOKINGS:

Venue: Dolma Buddhist Centre , 7 Alexandria Avenue, Eastwood (Sydney)
Cost: By Donation. Suggested donation $50
Bookings: Sylvia and Don on 0419 222 618 or (02) 9801 3209 or
info [at] dolmabuddhistcentre.org.au

Please bring your lunch. Tea and coffee provided.

Green Tara Empowerment

by Lama Choedal Rinpoche

Saturday 31 October 2015, 7:30pm

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INFORMATION AND BOOKINGS:

Venue: Dolma Buddhist Centre , 7 Alexandria Avenue, Eastwood (Sydney)
Cost: Suggested donation $20
Bookings: Sylvia and Don on 0419 222 618 or (02) 9801 3209 or
info [at] dolmabuddhistcentre.org.au

Please eat vegetarian on the day of the empowerment.