“Your up and down emotions are like clouds in the sky; beyond them, the real basic human nature is clear and pure.”  
- Lama Thubten Yeshe

“Real happiness in life starts when you begin to cherish others.”  
- Lama Zopa Rinpoche

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Upcoming Events

25
Sep

Vajrayogini Self-Initiation
9:00am - 12:30pm


25
Sep

Sunday Morning Dharma
10:00am - 11:30am


25
Sep

Guru Puja
6:00pm - 7:30pm


26
Sep

BP: Engaging in the Bodhisattva's Deeds (Part 2)
7:00pm - 9:00pm


26
Sep

DB: Death and Rebirth
7:00pm - 8:30pm


27
Sep

Yoga @ VI
5:55pm - 6:55pm


27
Sep

The 37 Practices of Bodhisattvas
7:00pm - 8:30pm


28
Sep

Weekly Art Class: Traditional Tibetan Painting
10:30am - 12:30pm


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Diary Dates

A Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life with Jampa Ignyen

24 September - to register click here

Afternoons with Geshela: Foundations of All Good Qualities

8 October - to register click here

Refuge Ceremony

15 October - to register click here

 



    Highlights

Coming Up Soon

World famous Tibetan Buddhist thanka painter and teacher of Buddhist art - Andy Weber - is back for a Public Talk and weekend workshop

The Life & Times of Lama Tsongkhapa

We will look at the Tsongkhapa 80 ( the 1000 faces of Lama Tsongkhapa ), a series of 15 painting depicting his life and teaching in detail. Be inspired by the details of Lama Tsongkhapa’s life and important events. Read his bio here.

Date & Time: Friday 30 September, 7pm-8.30pm

Cost: $20/$18 VI member

For more info and to register for this talk please click here 

3 Day Tibetan Art Workshop

Lama Tsongkhapa & his Two Disciples

lama tsongkhapaThis course will focus on the image of Lama Tsong Khapa, the great reformer and founder of the Gelug lineage and his two heart sons, Gyaltsab Je and Khedrub Je.

Stories about his miraculous life will deepen your understanding of the special relationship between spiritual teacher and disciple in Tibetan Buddhism.The sacred tradition of the teacher disciple relationship has been essential in the survival of lineages including that of the Dalai Lama’s.

Students will receive hands-on-tuition creating a painting of the Guru image with or without his two main disciples.

All students will receive some of the basic instruction about thangka painting ( canvas making, paint preparation, painting techniques ).The course will also include daily meditation and mantra recitations focusing on Guru yoga. Suitable for beginners and advanced students.

Date & Time: Saturday 1 October until Monday 3 October, 10am-5pm

Cost: $350/$315 VI member. Lunch every day is included in the price. For catering purposes please book online.