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Merging the Heart and Mind: Teaching and Meditation Retreat
with Special Guest Geshe Thubten Sherab

Friday 17 February, 6.30 pm – Thursday 23  February, 12 noon.
Facility Fee $330 for the whole retreat.
Accommodation and meals available separately.

It is not just a question of having great compassion and wishing for beings to be free from suffering, it requires courage to take responsibility for helping and liberating them.’ Dalai Lama October 5 2016

Special Guest Geshe Sherab returns once again to inspire us with teachings on one of the most revered texts in Tibetan Buddhism, Nagajuna’s “Precious Garland”. This week-long retreat is an incredible opportunity to learn the key points of how to develop wisdom and compassion direct from a master fluent in English. Geshe Sherab will show us how we can bravely translate these teachings into our own compassionate actions.

This text contain everything we need to reach our full potential and is a favourite of His Holiness Dalai Lama, who says, ‘To become a Buddha we need to develop the awakening mind of bodhichitta and the non-dual wisdom understanding emptiness.’ Join us for this week long exploration of how to combine heart and mind by training in wisdom and compassion.

Full retreat: Friday 17 February, 6.30 pm – Thursday 23  February, 4.00 pm.

Facility Fee $330 for the whole retreat. Accommodation and meals available separately.

Book for the entire retreat and receive a further discount of  10% discount to meals and accommodation. 

 Weekend only: Friday 17 February, 6.30 pm – Sunday 19 February, 5.00 pm.

Facility Fee $150 for the weekend. 

Please Note: Accommodation for the ‘weekend only’ option will be made available from February 1st, 2017. If you would like to be on a waitlist for this, please email or call reception on (07) 5453 2108

Accommodation and meals available separately.

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.

 Geshe Sherab and oceanGeshe Thubten Sherab was born in Menang, Nepal in 1967 and entered Kopan Monastery at the age of nine.  After ten years of study, he went to Sera Je Monastery, eventually graduating as a Geshe. He continued on to Gyume Tantric College for one year and then to Kopan Monastery for one year to teach young monks.

 From 2001 – 2003, Geshe Sherab served as a Board member at FPMT International Office, Taos, USA. He also taught at Thubten Norbu Ling Center, Santa Fe and Ksiti Garba Center, Taos.  After returning to Nepal for his own practices in 2003, he was later appointed as Head Master of Kopan Monastery (2006 – 2010) and served as acting Abbot in 2011. For the last few years, Geshe Sherab has been teaching at FPMT Centers around the world, including  USA, Mexico, Guatamala, Asia, Europe and Australia. Currently Geshe-la is resident teacher at Thubten Norbu Ling Center, book nowSanta Fe, USA.

 tsog-offeringCelebrate Losar (the Tibetan New Year), Lama Yeshe Day and the Twentieth Anniversary of the Basic Study Program with special guest 
Khensur Rinpoche Geshe Tashi Tsering

Monday 27 February at Chenrezig Institute. 

Free event except for lunch. (bookings are required for lunch only)*

Losar is the Tibetan New Year. Traditionally, Tibetans mark Losar by joining together to acknowledge the passing of any negative occurrences in the previous year, and to pray for a peaceful and productive year ahead. It is also the day to remember Lama Thubten Yeshe, the precious founder of Chenrezig Institute and the FPMT, who passed away in 1984 on the first day of the Tibetan New Year.

4.33 am – 4.53 am  Precepts with Geshe Tsultrim

10.00 am – 10.30 am Tsung Puja with Geshe Tsultrim (back of Gompa)

11.00 am – 11:45 First Teaching of our year-long Lam Rim Course – everyone welcome (Gompa)

11:45 – 1.00 pm  Welcoming Khensur Rinpoche Geshe Tashi Tsering followed by celebration lunch at the Big Love Café.

2.00 pm – 3.00 pm  Twentieth Anniversary Celebration of the Basic Studies Program. Join Khensur Rinpoche and Geshe Tsultrim in the gompa along with a range of special guests to be inspired by Lama Zopa Rinpoches vision for our study program.  Khensur Rinpoche is sure to motivate you as he shares how the program began and the importance of study and practice. Learn how this program fits within the unique vision of Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche.

3.00 pm – 4:00 pm Video of Lama Yeshe: Anxiety in the (Nuclear) Modern Age (Gompa)

4.00 pm  Join us to set up for Guru Puja and Tsog.

6.30 pm – 8.00 pm  Guru Puja with Tsog (Gompa)

All activities are offered by the centre at no charge, except for lunch which is $12.50 per person. *Please book by 10 am on the day of the now




 Celebrate The Day of Miracles

Sunday 12 March at Chenrezig Institute. 

Free event (no bookings are required except for lunch).

The Day of Miracles (Chotrul Düchen) commemorates one of the four great deeds of the Buddha. It marks the end of a fifteen day period during which the Buddha performed numerous inspiring feats in order to overcome skeptics, and to help increase the faith and diligence of his students.

It is part of the Buddhist tradition to engage in virtuous activities and prayer on Buddha days as a way of accumulating merit. To help you do so, we have precepts, pujas, holy-object making, and other merit-making activities!

5:28 am Precepts

9.00 am-3.00 pm Working with Holy Objects at the Garden of Enlightenment

12.00-1.00 pm Lunch at the Big Love Café

3.30 pm-5.30 pm Set up light offerings (Main Gompa)

 6.30 pm-8.00 pm Shakyamuni Buddha Puja (Gompa)

All activities are offered by the centre at no charge, except for lunch which is $12.50 per person. Please book by 10 am.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche also offers lunch to everyone who works with holy objects all day!

All welcome!