Medicine Buddha

Saturday 27th June 2015, 9:30am – 4:30pm

Empowerment, Practice and Teachings by Lama Choedak Rinpoche

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.

Healing Relationships

Friday 26th June 2015, 7pm

Lama_Choedak_Rinpoche

Public Talk by Lama Choedak Rinpoche

INFORMATION AND BOOKINGS:

Venue: Dolma Buddhist Centre , 7 Alexandria Avenue, Eastwood (Sydney)
Cost: Suggested donation $15
Contact: Sylvia and Don on 0419 222 618 or (02) 9801 3209 or
info [at] dolmabuddhistcentre.org.au

Group Practice

White Tara Practice

Tuesdays 8-9pm by donation
Please confirm dates on 0419 222 618
Venue: 7 Alexandria Ave, Eastwood

Calm Abiding Meditation

Mondays 8-9pm by donation
Please confirm dates on 0419 222 618
Venue: 7 Alexandria Ave, Eastwood

White Tara Empowerment, Teachings and Practice

by Lama Choedal Rinpoche

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

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.

Dealing with Anxiety and Depression – A Buddhist Perspective

Public Talk by Lama Choedak Rinpoche

Saturday 28th February 7:30pm

Venue: Dolma Buddhist Centre , 7 Alexandria Avenue, Eastwood (Sydney)
By Donation. Booking not required

When His Holiness the Dalai Lama first visited the west he was shocked by people who experienced depressive feelings and a sense of inadequacy. His Holiness regularly observes that despite extraordinary benefits brought on by material progress and physical health, people can be left feeling vulnerable and insecure dealing with daily life’s ups and downs.

The darkness of depression is experienced by many of us, if not personally, then probably by someone we love impacting on our relationships, families, workplaces and community. A great deal of resources have been directed into raising public awareness around depression, but how much of this condition is well understood by modern research? Buddhist teaching shines light on the causes of mental well-being in order to regain emotional resilience and inspiration.

The Buddhist meditation method of mindfulness is respected amongst health workers in the field of depression because it goes beyond just treating the symptoms with medications. In this very timely talk, Lama Choedak Rinpoche offers from his heart, succinctly and with humour, the profound Buddhist understanding of depression and anxiety and the antidotes to these states. Rinpoche takes us through the process of transforming the debilitating grip of these mental states into fulfilment, appreciative joy and confidence.

 

Learn to Meditate

Calm Abiding Meditation

Meditation has a proven record in its ability to improve health, awaken happiness and give a clear perspective on life. It enables you to identify the real causes of unhappiness and recover from stress, anxiety and tension.

Calm Abiding meditation, also known as Shamatha, is not a specifically Buddhist technique of meditation but is common to other spiritual traditions as well. Single-pointed concentrating on the breath or another suitable object of meditation is a natural process that helps you to focus better on ordinary tasks and make you become more relaxed and able to deal with the challenges of life.

Lama Choedak Rinpoche has thoroughly trained many of his students to facilitate Calm Abiding Meditation courses. Guidance is provided how to establish a regular meditation practice and how to overcome the various obstacles encountered during meditation.

Sessions facilitated by Sylvia in Eastwood (Sydney):

Mondays 8-9pm by donation
Please confirm dates on 0419 222 618
Venue: 7 Alexandria Ave, Eastwood