Samantabhadra’s King of Prayers – Online Teaching

Saturday 27/3/2021 at 7.30 – 9.30pm and
Sunday 28/3/2021 at 9.30 – 4.30pm

Lama Choedak Rinpoche will be teaching from Dolma Buddhist Centre Sydney via Zoom.

Please register via the web site of the Tibetan Buddhist Centre Canberra here. The Zoom link for the teachings and material for the sessions will be sent upon registration. Cost is $ 50 for the teachings. For more information please contact Sylvia on 0419 22 2618.

This is a famous 63 verse extract from the famous Mahayana Avamtsaka Sutra which is highly recommended for the sake of the deceased to be guided along bardo and assisted to find higher rebirth.

Any prayer has enormous merit especially if said with a sound understanding of the structure, meaning and application.

Rinpoche will give the oral transmission and a pith instruction based on some hitherto unknown key Into-Tibetan commentaries that he has translated.

Clear Light and Insight Meditation Online Retreat

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Lama Choedak Rinpoche is a renowned teacher in the Sakya tradition, teaching for thirty years in the West with his base in Canberra, a retreat centre in Victoria and affiliated centres throughout Australia. He has previously refrained from the teachings of Special Insight, though Dzogchen and Mahamudra have been taught by other traditions as standard practice. However he has accepted this request from his students due to the enthusiasm in the first workshop in June for New Zealand to repeat these important teachings for us again.

About This Online Retreat:

The teachings for this special online retreat will be based on a seminal text by the great Sakya master Tsarchen Losal Gyatso (1502-1566). Teachings will be suitable for all those who have attended his many Calm Abiding courses and events, and for any one wishing to develop greater peace of mind.

There are no pre requisites for the teachings. Teachings will be conducted online via Zoom videoconferencing 9am – 5pm both days.

When we have received your payment, we will send you an email with confirmation of registration and the Zoom link with all the information you need on how to join the Zoom Retreat sessions. 

When 29th August, 2020 9:00 AM through 30th August, 2020 5:00 PM

Location Online Retreat Contact Phone: (02) 6238 2088
Email: mail@sakya.com.au

Cost:

General Admission$ 100.00
Concession$ 75.00

Visist of Lama Choedak Rinpoche

Four Stillness in Life

Saturday 24th August 2019, 7pm-9:30pm

Rinpoche will discuss four essential factors of mindfulness in everyday life.

Black Manjushri Empowerment

Sunday 25th August 2019, 9am-12noon

Profound Black Manjushri belongs to one of the 13 Sacred Golden Dharmas of the Sakyapa Tradition. Thie empowerment may only be given to those who have been admitted into the Mandala and ripened by the Hevajra Cause empowerment or Cakrasamvara empowerment within the Sakyapa tradition. Initiaties of the empowerment are given specific pithy practices they must observe as part of the sadhana, which includes strict timing, posture, direction etc, to maximise the benefit of the practice.

After the empowerment, the 11 pithy instructions will be taught and there will also be a practice session with everyone. A copy of the sadhana will be provided. If you are eligible, you are most welcome to attend.

Vajrayogini Tsok Practice

Sunday 25th August 2019, 3pm-5:30pm

This will be done today as it is a Tsok day. All  practitioners of Vajrayogini who would like to attend are welcome.  The text will be made available. Please bring materials for Tsok and advise if attending.

Location: 7 Alexandria Avenue Eastwood NSW 2122
Cost: By Donation. Suggested donation for talk $20 Empowermemt $50 For information contact 0419222618 (Sylvia )

Visit of HH Sakya Trizin to Australia

His Holiness the 42nd SAKYA TRIZIN will be visiting Australia and we are privileged to have the opportunity to receive the following teachings from him.

Sunday 12 May at
Chevalier Resource Centre
1 Roma Avenue
Kensington NSW 2033 (Sydney)

  • 9.00am-10.30am Shakyamuni Buddha Empowerment
  • 10.30am-12.00pm Manjushri Empowerment
  • 2.00pm-3.30pm Teachings: Immeasurables in Three Vehicles

 
Sunday 12th May 2019, 9am- 10:30am:
Shakyamuni Buddha Empowerment

Since His enlightenment, Shakyamuni Buddha’s realisation of the nature of the human condition and how to be released from all sorrow has inspired millions of people across the world to follow his path.

In this special empowerment, you will be receiving the precious instructions on how to meditate on Shakyamuni Buddha as the object of your meditation. It is said the blessings come quickly through the practice of Shakyamuni Buddha, and it is a rapid path for the mind to achieve the blissful state of the union of clarity and emptiness.

Details and bookings: The Tibetan Buddhist Society Canberra


Sunday 12th May 2019, 10:30am – 12pm: Manjushri Empowerment

Manjushri is one of the eight exalted Bodhisattvas in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, and symbolises the wisdom aspect.

Known as “The Lord Of Speech”, Manjushri is said to increase one’s aptitude in learning and study, tame one’s speech for benefit, and, at a deeper level, lead to the realisation of profound wisdom and special insight.

It is very auspicious that His Holiness the 42nd Sakya Trizin is bestowing the profound practice of Manjushri, as it is said that Sakya lineage masters are actual manifestations of Manjushri in human form.

This is a special event not to be missed!

Details and bookings: The Tibetan Buddhist Society Canberra


SUNDAY 12th MAY 2019, 2pm – 3:30pm: Teachings: The Immeasurables in three Vehicles.

These profound teachings on the immeasurable qualities of love, compassion, joy and equanimity will be given by His Holiness the 42nd Sakya Trizin – the last teaching on the final day of His Holiness’ 2019 tour of Australia and New Zealand.

Details and bookings: The Tibetan Buddhist Society Canberra

 For further information call 0419222618

White Tara Practice and Teachings on Death and Dying

White Tara Practice

Saturday, 16th February 2019, 7pm

with Lama Choedak Rinpoche

All those who have the empowerment of White Tara are welcome to join.

Venue: 7 Alexandria Avenue, Eastwood NSW 2122 (Sydney)
By donation

Teachings on Death and Dying and Soor Practice

by Lama Choedak Rinpoche

Sunday, 17th February 2019, 9:30am – 4:30pm

Venue: 7 Alexandria Avenue, Eastwood NSW 2122 (Sydney)
Cost: Suggested donation $50/30
For information: Sylvia on 0419 222 618

SOOR Practice is a special practice performed to help the deceased. It is a special ritual to help the deceased leave the physical world without any attachment and to give guidance through the stage of Bardo, the transition between death and rebirth.  Rinpoche will teach on death and dying as some knowledge of this is useful and necessary for effective soor practice.

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.

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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.