General Program

Our General Program delivers teachings on key Buddhist topics, ranging from an introduction to Buddhist thought and meditation, to more advanced presentations, including philosophy, psychology and mind training. The teachings are offered by our resident Tibetan teacher Geshe Tsultrim, members of our Sangha, experienced lay students, and various visiting teachers.

Weekly teachings currently include:

General Teachings with Geshe Tsultrim (in the gompa and online)

The Stages of the Path to Enlightenment
Mind Training like the Rays of the Sun

Online teachings with Basic Program graduate Alan Carter

Transforming the study of Dharma TO THE PRACTISING OF DHARMA

General Teachings with Geshe Tsultrim

Offered by Geshe Phuntsok Tsultrim, our resident Tibetan teacher and highly qualified Buddhist scholar and practitioner. 

Lamrim - The Stages of the Path to Enlightenment

Friday mornings, 10.30am – 12.00 noon

Using Lama Tsongkhapa’s renowned text Stages on the Path to Enlightenment, known as the Middle Length Lamrim, Geshe Tsultrim offers a detailed presentation of all the meditations required to realise the state of enlightenment. All the key points from the Buddha’s teachings are incorporated in this text, including meditations on a precious human rebirth, death and impermanence, karma, seeking the state of liberation, the four truths, compassion, developing an altruistic intention, developing penetrative wisdom, and more.

 

Mind Training like the Rays of the Sun

Sunday mornings, 10.30am – 12.00 noon

These teachings focus on learning how to work with difficult situations and people, using compassion and wisdom. The mind training teachings direct us toward developing the altruistic mind of enlightenment by  transforming our mental attitudes. In particular, we are taught how to transform adversity into advantage. Not only do these instructions help us open our heart towards others, they also help us transform whatever difficulties come our way into something valuable.

Benefiting Beings through Wisdom

with Alan Carter (online only)

Transforming the study of Dharma to the practising of Dharma as applied to the stages of enlightenment

Wednesday evenings, 6.30pm – 8.00pm

This online class explores the intermediate stages of the path (lamrim). Through study and contemplation, students engage in reasoning, logic and meditation as a basis to bring about realisations.