“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

1
Oct

3 Day Tibetan Art Workshop
10:00am - 5:00pm


2
Oct

3 Day Tibetan Art Workshop
10:00am - 5:00pm


2
Oct

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


3
Oct

3 Day Tibetan Art Workshop
10:00am - 5:00pm


3
Oct

Animal Blessing celebrating World Animal Day
10:00am - 11:30am


4
Oct

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


5
Oct

Drop-in Meditation
6:00pm - 7:00pm


5
Oct

Liberation in the Palm of Your Hand
7:00pm - 8:30pm


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Diary Dates

Please note Yoga classes on 27 September; 4 October & 7 October have been cancelled. Weekly Art Classes will resume after the school holidays on Wednesday, 12 October.

Afternoons with Geshela: Foundations of All Good Qualities

8 October - to register click here

Refuge Ceremony

15 October - to register click here

Vegetarian Cooking

23 October - to register click here

 



    Highlights

This long weekend

Are you looking for something inspiring to do this weekend? Then why not come along to the public talk and workshop with world famous Tibetan Buddhist thangka painter and teacher of Buddhist art - Andy Weber?

 

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.