Upcoming In Depth Modules

Mind and Cognition

Two modules of four weeks per module (more coming in 2022)
Taught by Geshe Phuntsok Tsultrim
Interpreter and assistant teacher Venerable Kartson

Part 1: 3 August to 26 August
Part 2 : 7 September to 30 September

Mind and Cognition studies the way the mind knows phenomena, and the mental factors that constitute the basis of our daily experience. It is a fascinating subject, sometimes taught as Buddhist Psychology. We learn to be aware of how our mind is functioning, how the presence of certain mental factors leads us to negative thoughts and actions and how this awareness helps us to control our mind and lead it into virtue.

Part 1: Awareness and Knowers
This presentation of the various types of awareness and knowers explores the way we perceive and interpret the world around us. In fact, the path to enlightenment itself could be described as a progression from wrong forms of cognition to valid cognition, from ignorance and wrong view to the state of all-knowing wisdom.

Part 2: Minds and Mental Factors
In contrast to the first part of this subject, Awarenesses and Knowers, which investigates how the mind knows, this part focuses on the states that colour and control the mind, known as the 51 mental factors. Based on one of the earliest systematisations of the Buddha’s teachings, this practical guide offers us a key to identifying and cultivating positive attitudes that lead to peace and well-being.

Both modules will be offered three days per week (Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday). On each day there will be meditation, a teaching from our Geshe, discussion and an in-depth tutorial.

All sessions will be available in the gompa and online.
Zoom and YouTube links and access to the storage dropbox will be sent to students after registration.

The recommended donation for each four-week module is $240, but never let finances stop you from accessing the dharma. Give whatever you are able, to enable Chenrezig Institute to continue to offer these precious teachings.

Meals and accommodation may be booked separately once registration has been completed or by emailing info@chenrezig.com.au

Buddhist Tenets

Two modules of four weeks per module
Taught by Geshe Phuntsok Tsultrim
Interpreter and assistant teacher Venerable Kartson

Part 1: 12 October to 4 November
Part 2: 16 November to 9 December

Buddhist Tenets presents the philosophical systems or tenets of the four main schools of ancient Buddhist thought. The study of this subject is essential for further study in the Basic Program, clarifying the basis for many of the profound texts studied in the monastic universities.

Coming up early 2022

Further study of the Middle Way Schools.

Our schedule will continue as before with meditation, teachings, discussion and tutorials on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9.30am to 4.00pm.
We continue offering the teachings in person in our beautiful Gompa and online.

Payment is by donation. The recommended donation for a typical four-week course is $240, but no one should miss out on these teachings because of financial considerations.

Please offer as much as you are able to enable the centre to continue to offer these and other teachings.

After you have registered to attend these modules, you will receive links to our online storage facility, our zoom sessions and the YouTube files for catch up later.