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.
Something tells me it's all happening at the zoo ...
Join Choden Rinpoche at Sydney Wildlife Zoo 4pm Wednesday 12 March.
Meet at the entrance.
Book your tickets here.
We are pleased to announce the visit of Khadrola (Rangjung Neljorma Khadro Namsel Drolma) to Vajrayana Institute in April 2014. Khadrola is an extraordinary female lay practitioner, who is also a meditator and a fully-qualified teacher. She is widely regarded as a dakini and certainly someone very special by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Kirti Tsenshab Rinpoche, Dagri Rinpoche and Lama Zopa Rinpoche. To learn more about this incredible woman, read this interview (pdf file) conducted by Ven Roger Kunsang for the FPMT Mandala Magazine.
Date & Times: Friday 11 April 2014, 7pm-8.30pm
Dates & Times: Sat-Sun 12-13 April 2014, timings to be announced later
Ven Thubten Chodron has been a Buddhist nun since 1977 and has studied and practiced Buddhism under the guidance of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Tsenzhap Serkong Rinpoche, Lama Zopa Rinpoche and other Tibetan masters. She is the founder and abbess of Sravasti Abbey, a Buddhist monastic community in Washington State, USA. Read her full bio here.
Ven Chodron is also the author of several best-selling books on Buddhism, such as Working with Anger, Taming Your Monkey Mind, Buddhism for Beginners, and so on. Her talks are highly practical and accessible, so don't miss this chance to learn from this highly experienced Western Buddhist teacher.
Date & Time: Wednesday 30 April, 7-9pm
Date & Time: Friday 2 May, 7-9pm
Cost: $20/$18 VI member for each public talk
|Wed Mar 12 @ 6:00PM - 07:00PM|
|Wed Mar 12 @ 7:00PM - 08:30PM|
Meditations on the Buddhist Worldview
|Thu Mar 13 @ 6:00PM - 06:45PM|
BP Discussion Gp
|Thu Mar 13 @ 7:00PM - 09:00PM|
BP: Special Insight
|Fri Mar 14 @10:00AM - 11:00AM|
|Sat Mar 15 @ 2:00PM - 05:00PM|
Afternoons with Geshe-la: Compassion & Bodhicitta
|Sun Mar 16 @10:00AM - 03:30PM|
DB Retreat Day: Mind & Its Potential
|Sun Mar 16 @ 6:00PM - 07:00PM|
|Mon Mar 17 @ 7:00PM - 08:30PM|
DB: How to Meditate
|Mon Mar 17 @ 7:00PM - 09:00PM|
Basic Program II: Stages of the Path