Buddha Day: Saka Dawa

Saka Dawa is one of the most important Buddhist celebrations. It falls on the full moon day of the fourth Tibetan Month and commemorates the Buddha’s birth, enlightenment, and paranirvana (entry to nirvana).

In a teaching in 2000, Lama Zopa Rinpoche suggested that the community of Chenrezig Institute gather on, or shortly after, Saka Dawa for a celebration of the Buddha of Compassion. You are warmly invited to join in the day’s celebrations.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.

Schedule for the day:
If you wish to do precepts please join the Nyung Na retreatants.
9.00 am – 3.30 pm Working with Holy Objects – Garden of Enlightenment
9:00 am – 3:00 pm Golden Light Sutra Recitation – Tara Room
1:15 pm – 2 pm Raising the large Thanka and making offerings – weather permitting.
6.00 pm Shakyamuni Buddha Puja in Tara Room
7:30 pm Join the Nyung Na retreatants for extensive light offering and mantras in the Gompa

Friday 9 June, 9.00 am – 8.00 pm, held at Chenrezig Institute. Everybody welcome, no bookings required (except for lunch)

Join us if you can, or do some merit-making activities yourself, like offering food to those who are hungry, or helping out in the community. All activities are offered by the centre at no charge, except for lunch which is $12.50 per person. Please book lunch by 9.00 am. www.chenrezig.com.au


Mindfulness and Meditation in Daily Life with Ruth and Ian Gawler and Melissa Borich

We take time out of our busy lives to meditate for a variety of personal reasons. All very valid; but the real value that comes from our meditation practice is in how it affects our way of being in daily life. How does our meditation influence our health? Our mind? Our relationships?
Mindfulness offers the secret that unites meditation with life
Join us for this very special retreat where the focus is on bringing our practice alive…

7 Day Meditation Retreat 1st – 7th July 2017
Enquiries and Bookings through info@insighthealth.com.au

 


Heartspoon: Fearlessly Facing Death and Impermanence with Special Guest FPMT Touring Geshe Tenzin Zopa

Join us for these inspiring teachings on embracing change and living a life without regret as we explore the inspiring text Heartspoon by Pabonka Rinpoche.
Geshe Zopa is a fluent English speaker well known for his ability to inspire and connect with students from around the world.

Geshe Tenzin Zopa (born 1975) is a Nepalese Tibetan Buddhist monk of the Mahayana tradition. He is the resident teacher of the Losang Dragpa Centre of the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT). Zopa is featured in the 2008 documentary film Unmistaken Child, which follows his search for the reincarnation of his beloved master, Geshe Lama Konchog. Zopa has also written a book about this search, titled Precious Holy Child of Kopan.

Tuesday 11 July to Thursday 13 July
Held in the Gompa at Chenrezig Institute. book now
Facility fee $150 Book www.chenrezig.com.au

 


Buddha Day: Wheel Turning Day

Today we celebrate the occasion of the Buddha’s first teaching. We do this by coming together as a community to engage in prayer and meritorious activities and rejoice in the positive karmic potential created by ourselves and others.

Join us for precepts, working with holy objects, sutra recitation, light offerings and Shakyamuni Buddha puja. All these activities are freely offered to our community except lunch (Lunch is $12.50)

Schedule for the day:
Precepts 6am – Gompa
9.00 am – 3.30 pm Working with Holy Objects – Garden of Enlightenment
9:00 am – 3:00 pm Golden Light Sutra Recitation – Tara Room
1:15 pm – 2 pm Raising the large Thanka and making offerings – weather permitting.
4.00 pm – Set up Light Offerings – Gompa
6.30 pm Shakyamuni Buddha Puja in Main Gompa

Thursday 27th July  9.00 am – 8.00 pm, held at Chenrezig Institute. Everybody welcome, no bookings required (except for lunch)

We hope you can join us.
Buddha Days are often busy. Don’t forget to book your lunch before 10 am on the day.