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Kopan Down-Under LamRim Retreat 2022

03/01/2022 @ 6:30 pm - 16/01/2022 @ 12:00 pm AEST

$60

About Event:

The Kopan Down-Under Retreat in 2022 will be based on Lama Tsongkhapa’s two texts Songs of Experience, and The Foundation of All Good Qualities, both widely used for condensed lamrim meditation and considered some of the most important texts of the Gelug Tradition of Buddhism.

The Lamrim teachings, based on the teachings of Shakyamuni Buddha, form a complete and gradual spiritual path leading to enlightenment. Through cultivating an awareness of our present situation, we gain an understanding of the nature of our dissatisfaction and unhappiness, the causes for these states of mind and how we can overcome them. The Lamrim teachings give us the tools to deal more effectively with any situation, be it positive or negative.

Our resident Tibetan Geshe, Geshe Phuntsok Tsultrim, will teach this course, assisted by Venerable Kartson (interpreter and tutor) and other sangha members. The course consists of twice daily teachings from Geshe Tsultrim, daily tutorials and discussion groups, daily meditations and a meditation retreat weekend on the 8th and 9th Jan.

The course will cover many important topics such as the Three Jewels: Buddha, Dharma and Sangha, the Four Noble Truths, Karma, The Nature of our Mind, Conventional and Ultimate Truth, Twelve Links of Dependent Origination and Bodhicitta, just to name a few.

The Annual Lamrim course at Chenrezig Institute began in 1974 in Diamond Valley with Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa. It was the first LamRim course that the Lamas taught outside of Kopan Monastery, Nepal. Since then the course has been held every year and has been attended by hundreds, if not thousands of people looking for meaning and happiness in their lives.

There will be a Refuge ceremony at the conclusion of this retreat 10:30am-12pm on Sun 16th  Jan for students wanting to take the formal step of becoming a Buddhist.

 

About Teacher:

Geshe Phuntsok Tsultrim is immensely popular for the warm and approachable way in which he presents the Dharma and inspires our community. He became a monk at Sera Je Monastery in India, where he was awarded his Geshe degree (the equivalent of a doctorate in Buddhist studies) in 2005. He began teaching at Chenrezig Institute in 2014 after being chosen for our community by Lama Zopa Rinpoche. He teaches in Tibetan with the help of his professional translator, Ven. Kartson.

Geshe Tsultrim has a warm hearted, caring and practical approach to teaching Dharma. He has been the resident Geshe at Chenrezig Institute since 2014. Since then he has taught Dharma from  within the Gompa, as well as  by the example he sets outside of the Gompa.

Venerable Kartsön (Yaki Platt) was born in Tel Aviv and previously trained and worked as a software engineer, mostly with the Israeli Defence Forces. Having met the Dharma in the mid 90s, he then moved to India in 2001 and studied conversational and classical Tibetan for four years. Having come to Chenrezig Institute in Australia as a translator in 2005, he is now translating for Geshe Tsultrim, as well as leading the Basic Study Program tutorials.  He is a graduate of the Buddhist Studies Program and was ordained as a monk in 2014. He will be supported during this retreat by other Chenrezig Sangha.

Initially, accommodation bookings are available only for those people planning to attend the whole retreat.  All people who are staying on-site are asked to please BYO linen.

Bookings for accommodation are made through Reception: info@chenrezig.com.au 

From Mon 15th November, accommodation bookings will be opened to those attending part of the retreat only.

Accommodation will be discounted by 20% for those attending the full retreat.

Karma Yoga  Following Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s vision for FPMT retreats, we ask that all participants participate in Karma Yoga opportunities  by offering service during the retreats.  Karma Yoga activities include sanitising our surroundings to be covid safe, laying the food out for breakfast, heating up dinner, cleaning dishes after meals, cleaning amenities, sweeping paths, making offerings on the altar and helping out in the library. A roster for this will be made available during the retreat.

Registrations for individual days will be available soon 

Currently you may Register for the entire retreat to attend in-person:

The recommended contribution for this 12 day course is $400 for attendance in person. But please never let finances get in the way of your listening to the Dharma.

If you are not able to pay the fee or even the minimum contribution, please let us know by emailing the Spiritual Program Coordinator at: spc@chenrezig.com.au to ask for a further reduction. We would not want this to keep you away from the teachings.

Sangha are invited to attend our courses free of charge but are always requested to register.

56 in stock

Minimum donation: $60.00

Registrations for individual days will be available soon

Currently you may register for the entire retreat to attend online:

The recommended contribution for this 12 day course is $350 for attendance online. But please never let finances get in the way of your listening to the Dharma.

If you are not able to pay the fee or even the minimum contribution, please let us know by emailing the Spiritual Program Coordinator at: spc@chenrezig.com.au to ask for a further reduction. We would not want this to keep you away from the teachings.

Sangha are invited to attend our courses free of charge but are always requested to register.

98 in stock

Minimum donation: $60.00

Details

Start:
03/01/2022 @ 6:30 pm AEST
End:
16/01/2022 @ 12:00 pm AEST
Cost:
$60
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Venue

Chenrezig Institute Gompa
33 Johnsons Rd
Eudlo, Queensland 4554 Australia

Organiser

Chenrezig Events

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