Green-Double-Vajra_75Welcome to our Beginning Buddhism course schedule

If you would like to know a little about Buddhism and how it relates to our daily lives, these courses offer a gentle introduction. They include workshops on meditation, dealing with disturbing emotions, and courses on basic Buddhist ideas. They are suitable for everyone.


light offerings Living Well and Dying Well with Venerable Lhagsam

Saturday 28 January 9.00 am – 4.30 pm, held in the Gompa at Chenrezig Institute.
Facility Fee: $65

Death comes to all living beings, and at that crucial time of transition from one life to the next, we may not know how to best help our loved ones or ourselves. This course gives practical advice on preparing for death and assisting others through this time.

We investigate how the awareness of our mortality can help us resolve conflicts, experience greater degrees of emotional freedom, and live life to the fullest! The course also provides practices to do at the time of death, advice for the ‘non-religious’, and prayers for funerals of all types.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Practical advice on what to do when those close to us are dying
  • Prayers and powerful mantras to bring peace and confidence
  • How to recognise and navigate the 8 stages of the dying process
  • Making our life and our death beneficial by using the “Five Powers”
  • How to help our pets when they are dying.

This course has been developed for Buddhists and non-Buddhists, and is suitable for students of all levels.

Facility fee $65 10% discount for members and concession card holders. Accommodation and meals available separately; Meals must be booked before 9.30 am on the day of the event.

lhagsamVen. Lhagsam has 20 years experience in palliative care. She brings the insight and experience of both the wisdom of the Buddha and the modern medical field. She has helped many people (and her cat) through protracted illness and death, and conducts funerals for Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike.

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Buddhism for Beginners with Venerable Palyon

Sunday 29 January 9.00 am – 4.30 pm, held in the Gompa at Chenrezig Institute.
Facility fee $55

This course presents an introduction to the core principles and philosophy of Buddhism from the Tibetan Buddhist perspective.

 

In one succinct day you will be introduced to the Buddha’s life and teachings, a brief history of Buddhism and a discussion of the various types of Buddhism practiced today. The course will explore what it means to be a Buddhist and how the philosophy can help you lead a happier, more peaceful life.

There will also be an opportunity to learn and practice some basic meditation techniques. If you want a gentle introduction to Buddhist philosophy, or have wondered about Buddhist beliefs and how Buddhism applies to everyday life, this course is a great start!

Sunday 29 January 9.00 am – 4.30 pm, held in the Gompa at Chenrezig Institute.

Facility fee $55 10% discount for members and concession card holders. Accommodation and meals available separately. Meals must be booked before 9.30 am on the day of the event.

palyonVen. Tenzin Palyon was ordained as a Buddhist nun by His Holiness the Dalai Lama in 2004. She has been a student of Chenrezig Institute’s Buddhist Studies Program since 2007 and has also studied the Madhyamaka Masters Program. She is also a registered nurse and Head of Chenrezig Nuns Community.book now

 

 

 


meditation_cropIntroduction to Meditation with Venerable Tsondru

Saturday 4 February  9.00 am –  4.30 pm, held in the Gompa  at Chenrezig.
Facility fee $55.

A fantastic way to manage stress and other life challenges!

Have you ever wanted to learn simple meditation techniques that can be used to transform your daily life into a more peaceful one? This weekend workshop is designed to introduce Buddhist meditation techniques to complete beginners. You do not need any knowledge of Buddhism to benefit.

Saturday 4 February  9.00 am –  4.30 pm, held in the Gompa  at Chenrezig.

Facility fee $55. 10% discount for members and concession card holders. Accommodation and meals available separately. Meals must be booked before 9.30 am on the day of the event. All bookings can be made on our website www.chenrezig.com.au.

Ven. Tsondru is a Buddhist nun and a student of Chenrezig Institute’s  Buddhist Studies Program.

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