Red-Lotus_75Welcome to our Exploring Buddhism course schedule

If you are familiar with the basic principles of Buddhism, but would like to learn more about certain topics and practices, these courses are for you. They include the ongoing Discovering Buddhism program and intermediate courses.

 

 



How to Let Go: Finding Forgiving
with Renate Ogilvie

Saturday 22 April 9.00 am – Sunday 23 April 4.30 pm, in the Gompa
Facility fee $100

Whether it is our parents, partners, relatives or friends, we all have someone in our life who has hurt us in some way. Many of us carry the anger and pain from those events, or the regret from our own actions, for much of our lives. But holding onto those emotions just causes us, and no one else, to suffer. So how do we learn to let go of the past and begin to heal ourselves so that we can experience real freedom and peace?

This weekend workshop teaches effective, practical methods of unburdening ourselves of anger, regret, fear, and resentment. Led by renowned psychotherapist Renate Ogilvie, the workshop  investigates the wisdom of forgiveness and compassion. Don‘t miss out on the opportunity to discover how to let go of the past and reclaim your life! All welcome!

Saturday 22 April 9.00 am – Sunday 23 April 4.30 pm, at Chenrezig Institute, Facility fee $100.
  10% discount for members and concession card holders. Accommodation and meals available separately. Meals must be booked before 10.00 am on the day of the event.

Renate Ogilvie has taught at Buddhist centres around the world for over 20 years. She combines modern approaches to psychotherapy with Buddhist philosophy in order to help individuals deal with the difficulties of everyday life.book now

 

 


Leaving Fear Behind: A Four Immeasurables Retreat with Venerable Tsultrim April 28 to May 1

Leaving Fear Behind : A Four Immeasurable Retreat with Ven Tsultrim

Friday 28 April 6.30 pm – Monday 1 May 4.30 pm held in the Gompa at Chenrezig Institute.
Facility fee $100 

Our lives are constantly changing and unfolding in unpredictable ways.

How we experience these changes can be a source of fear and anxiety as we try to cling to the outcomes we do want and steer away from the outcomes we would rather avoid. Often we become trapped in a cycle focusing closely on our own suffering.

But what if we could see through this self destructive habit? What if we could exchange our narrow focus with one that helped us combat the fear and anxiety we were feeling? How could we leave fear behind us, and instead expand our hearts and minds with immeasurable compassion, loving kindness, joy and equanimity?

Whether you see yourself as Buddhist or not, this weekend will use meditation and mindfulness practices to help us recognize that right now, we can benefit ourselves and as a direct consequence, we can also benefit others through changing the way we view and engage with the world. Leave with the tools you need to change patterns of behavior, fill your heart and  go forward inspired.

Friday 28 April 6.30 pm – Monday 1 May 4.30 pm held in the Gompa at Chenrezig Institute. 
Facility fee $100 10% discount for members and concession card holders.
Accommodation and meals available separately; Meals must be booked before 10.00 am on the day of the event.

Venerable Tsultrim has been a student of Chenrezig Institute for over 20 years. She is a university-trained counsellor, with a Master of International Studies in Peace and Conflict Resolution and has worked extensively in suicide prevention. She joyfully inspires students with her down to earth approach.book now

 

 

 


Discovering Buddhism Study Program

buddha-21The Discovering Buddhism course is made up 14 modules consisting of teachings, meditations and practices, readings, and assessment questions, and a short retreat. Students may do some or all of these components of each course, as they wish and are interested. Those who complete all the components receive a completion card for that course. When all modules have been completed, students receive a certificate of completion! This certificate awards the satisfaction of having completed a very comprehensive engagement with the path to enlightenment. The completion certificate is symbolic of your commitment to spiritual awakening. Rejoice deeply when you receive it!

The modules do not need to be completed in order or within any set time frame.

The course can be completed via a home study option – please visit or call our reception team on 07 5453 2108 for more information.