Welcome 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.
Every Day Dharma with Ven. Dekyi
Each new day is full of possibilities. Join Ven. Dekyi for a joyful day of discovery as she shares stories and answers questions about how the Buddha’s teachings or Dharma can be a part of everyday life. Perfect for beginners, this day will leave you with practical strategies to deal with life’s ups and downs so that you have a overall sense of contentment even when things don’t turn out as you planned.
Dekyi is Tibetan for happiness and when you meet Venerable Dekyi you’ll understand why she was given this name at her ordination in 1993
Karmic Connections with Ven Tony
Is there really such a thing as your soul mate? Karma is a word many of us are familiar with but what does it really mean? And what is the karma that creates connections between people? Venerable Tony will introduce you to the basics of karma and explain the cause and effect relationships between our actions and their results. A great course for beginners and those looking to get a firm understanding in this life changing subject.
Venerable Tony trained and worked as a psychiatric nurse before he was ordained in 1991. He teaches around the world sharing his understanding with gentle compassion.
The Art of Patience with Corey Jackson
Patience is the Buddhist antidote to anger. It is the state of mind that allows us to remain calm and focused on the long term goal when it feels like we may never get there. It’s also the force that stops us lashing out when we don’t get what we want or when we find ourselves with something we were trying to avoid. Corey will share practical tools and inspiring examples to help you work with anger in a way that is positive and empowering. This course is suitable for all students.
Corey Jackson studied Buddhist Philosophy and Tibetan language before working as an FPMT translator. He was awarded a prize by the Khyentse Foundation for excellence in Buddhist Studies.
Buddhism is Better than Chocolate! A talk for Beginners by Geshe Tsultrim
“We love chocolate. Perhaps so much so that on some level we may believe, as long as I have chocolate, I’ll be happy” Lama Yeshe
Geshe Tsultrim introduces Buddhism in a fun and informative way. This is a great session for beginners with time to answer your questions too.
Sunday 7 August 11.00 am to 12 noon as part of Open Day. Held in the Gompa at Chenrezig Institute.
By donation. Everyone Welcome. No bookings needed.
Geshe Phuntsok Tsultrim is our resident teacher with over two decades of wisdom to share in his warm and encouraging style.