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

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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.

 

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