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.
Join us and revive the dying art of paying attention! Kicks off Monday 4 August. When you register, you will receive an email each day of the challenge with the day's activity. It's so simple! Please be sure to share with your friends and colleagues too.
Venerable Robina has been a Buddhist nun for 30 years and is renowned throughout the world for her unique way of teaching. Her profound wisdom and charismatic style will be a source of inspiration for years to come.
Becoming Your Own Therapist
Thursday 7 August 7:30pm-8.30pm
Entry by donation
Location: Caringbah Senior Citizens Hall,
376 Port Hacking Rd (next to library)
Caringbah NSW 2229
13-19 August 2014
During this seven-day meditation retreat, B. Alan Wallace, an inspiring teacher and leading scholar of eastern and western scientific, intellectual and contemplative modes of enquiry, will introduce you to a range of methods for developing meditative quiescence, or shamatha. This is a wonderful opportunity to gain the skills to take your meditation practice to another level and to reap the benefits of a more concentrated mind.
These are very popular retreats so register now to ensure a place.
Read more: Annual Shamatha Retreat 2014
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.
Course 1: Sat-Sun 23 & 24 Aug (intro); Sun 31 Aug; 7, 17, 21 Sep 2014
Cost: Full program is $595/$545 Vi member; introductory weekend $220/$195 VI member
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.
To hear more about this trip of a lifetime as well as have all your questions answered, VI is hosting a special information night on Wednesday 20 August, 6pm-7pm.
We look forward to seeing you there!
|Thu Jul 31 @12:00PM - 01:00PM|
International Sangha Day
|Sat Aug 02 @ 2:00PM - 05:00PM|
Working with Negative Emotions: Anger
|Sun Aug 03 @10:00AM - 11:15AM|
Dharma for Kids
|Sun Aug 03 @10:00AM - 04:30PM|
Tibetan Art Workshop: Drawing Vairocana
|Mon Aug 04 @ 4:00PM - 04:30PM|
Meditation for Kids
|Mon Aug 04 @ 6:00PM - 07:00PM|
|Mon Aug 04 @ 7:00PM - 08:30PM|
DB: Death and Rebirth
|Mon Aug 04 @ 7:00PM - 09:00PM|
BP: Mind and Cognition
|Tue Aug 05 @10:00AM - 11:00AM|
Meditation for Parents & Bubs
|Tue Aug 05 @11:00AM - 12:30PM|
A Morning of Meditation