We offer an extensive programme of Buddhist teachings, meditation, retreats and conferences. Our aim is to provide the opportunity for people to transform their minds and hearts into their highest potential for the benefit of others.
Cultivating Emotional Balance (CEB) is an evidence-based training program for working with our emotions that also incorporates ancient mindfulness techniques. The goal of the CEB training program is to train participants in the skills for reducing destructive emotional responses and enhancing positive states of compassion, empathy and altruism.
VI is the only centre offering CEB in Sydney.
Corey Jackson is our accredited CEB trainer. He is also the Tibetan interpreter at VI and majors in Psychology and Sanskrit at the University of Sydney. He recently received a Khyentse Foundation Award for Excellence in Buddhist Studies at Sydney University for his work in Sanskrit and Psychology.
Dates: Sat-Sun 8-9 November (intro); Sun 16, 23, 30 November; 7 December
Each day is 9am-5pm
Cost: Full program is $595/$545 VI member; introductory weekend $220/$195 VI member
More information here.
Read Corey's blog here.
with Paul Smith
Paul will introduce you to the technique of drawing in Tibetan Sacred art, learning how to draw the sacred image of Buddha Green Tara. This is an excellent way to leave a deep impression of the image of the Buddha in your mind and to aid in your practice of visualisation.
Paul has studied the art of Tibetan Thangka painting from renowned artist, Andy Weber, who has asked him to start teaching others in this special form of sacred drawing and painting.
This workshop is open to all and a follow-up for those who attended Andy's Green Tara Workshop in September.
Dates & Times: Sat & Sun 8-9 November, 10am-5pm
Cost: $130/$117 VI member.
This is a wonderful opportunity to visit many of the amazing holy sites associated with the Buddha's life. VI's main resident teacher, Geshe-la, will be your guide on a trip that promises to renew and strengthen your connection with the Buddha and his teachings.
Dates: 10-25 January 2015 (15 days & 14 nights).
Cost: $2,850 twin share per person - single supplement $800. A deposit of $500 is required on booking and final payment 60 days prior to departure.
Download the itinerary here.
Download the booking form here.
|Sat Nov 01 @ 2:00PM - 05:00PM|
Working with Negative Emotions: Pride
|Sun Nov 02 @10:00AM - 03:30PM|
DB Retreat Day: Death and Rebirth
|Sun Nov 02 @10:00AM - 11:15AM|
Dharma for Kids
|Sun Nov 02 @ 6:00PM - 07:00PM|
|Mon Nov 03 @ 7:00PM - 09:00PM|
BP: Mind and Cognition
|Mon Nov 03 @ 7:00PM - 08:30PM|
DB: All about Karma
|Tue Nov 04 @10:00AM - 11:00AM|
Meditation for Parents & Bubs
|Tue Nov 04 @11:00AM - 12:30PM|
A Morning of Meditation
|Tue Nov 04 @ 7:00PM - 08:30PM|
Aryadeva's 400 Stanzas
|Wed Nov 05 @ 6:00PM - 07:00PM|