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.
If you’re looking for a place to live, you might want to consider calling Vajrayana Institute your new home. One of our rooms at the centre has recently become available for just $180 per week including utilities and Internet. But this isn’t a typical share house arrangement. Being a dharma centre, potential residents will ideally fulfil certain criteria. To find out more, please click on this link.
Dynamic lecturer, progressive scholar, and one of the most prolific writers and translators of Tibetan Buddhism in the West, B. Alan Wallace, Ph.D., continually seeks innovative ways to integrate Buddhist contemplative practices with Western science to advance the study of the mind. Dr. Wallace, a scholar and practitioner of Buddhism since 1970, has taught Buddhist theory and meditation worldwide since 1976. Having devoted 14 years to training as a Tibetan Buddhist monk, ordained by H. H. the Dalai Lama, he went on to earn an undergraduate degree in physics and the philosophy of science at Amherst College and a doctorate in religious studies at Stanford. With his unique background, Alan brings deep experience and applied skills to the challenge of integrating traditional Indo-Tibetan Buddhism with the modern world.
The cultivation of insight into the nature of reality is central to the Buddha's teachings and the primary factor that leads to liberation and spiritual awakening. But such insight is obstructed by the cognitive imbalances of failing to apprehend what is true and of misapprehending that which is untrue as being true. In this lecture, Alan will discuss how to cultivate the cognitive intelligence that enables us to free ourselves of these cognitive imbalances. More info here.
Date & Time: Saturday 18 October 2014, 7pm-8.30pm
Cost: $20/$18 VI member. Register early to ensure your place as Alan Wallace is a very popular speaker.
27 & 28 October 2014
Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo, a remarkable woman who spent 12 years alone meditating in the Himalayas as featured in the international best-selling book Cave in the Snow.
B. Alan Wallace, an inspiring teacher and leading scholar of Eastern and Western scientific, philosophical and contemplative modes of inquiry.
More information here.
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.
|Sun Sep 21 @ 9:00AM - 05:00PM|
CEB (Course 1)
|Mon Sep 22 @ 7:00PM - 09:00PM|
BP: Mind and Cognition
|Tue Sep 23 @10:00AM - 11:00AM|
Meditation for Parents with Bubs
|Tue Sep 23 @11:00AM - 12:30PM|
A Morning of Meditation
|Tue Sep 23 @ 7:00PM - 08:30PM|
Aryadeva's 400 Stanzas
|Wed Sep 24 @ 6:00PM - 07:00PM|
|Thu Sep 25 @ 7:00PM - 09:00PM|
BP: Special Insight
|Fri Sep 26 @10:00AM - 11:00AM|
|Sun Sep 28 @ 9:00AM - 03:00PM|
|Tue Sep 30 @ 7:00PM - 08:30PM|
Aryadeva's 400 Stanzas