Khacho Yulo Ling Buddhist Centre is a place of peace and practice. The centre is under the patronage of and has been blessed by, both His Holiness Sakya Trizin and the late His Eminence Chogye Trichen Rinpoche. It is of the lineage of the Tsarpa sub sect of the Sakya Tradition of Tibetan Buddhism but welcomes all traditions and teachings.
The centre is facilitated by it's resident nun, Venerable Rinchen, a fully ordained Australian nun in the Tibetan tradition. The centre is open to all interested people who are seeking to know more about Buddhism or meditation. We offer regular practices and Buddhist teachings.
There will be no Children's group for August as Rinchen will be on retreat and Judy will also be away, our next children's group will be on Saturday 12 September. We start the session with prayers, mindful movements, lying down meditation, walking meditation, followed by a craft activity, morning tea, storytime and dedication. Cost for children's group is by donation and a suggested donation is $5 per child, this money goes towards books, art and craft materials.
The next discussion group will be on Sunday 25 October at 12.30pm. There will be no discussion group for August or September due to other engagements. By donation, suggested donation $10/$5.
All welcome, the next one will be on Saturday 5 September from 6.30am to 8am, bring gloves and implements and breakfast to share.
Venerable Tenzin Namdag is the spiritual director of Queensland Regional Buddhist Group and has been an ordained nun in the Gelugpa Tradition of Tibetan Buddhism since 1997, she has been teaching in Australia and overseas for many years and is also a chaplain for the prison system. Venerable Namdag regularly visits and teaches in Cairns and we are fortunate to have her come to give this public talk at our centre. When Ven Namdag was here in March we asked her to talk about one of the great Tibetan master Lama Tsong Kapa and she agreed to give a detailed talk on his extraodinary life and teachings.
Tsongkhapa ("The man from Tsongkha", 1357–1419), usually taken to mean "the Man from Onion Valley", was a famous teacher of Tibetan Buddhism whose activities led to the formation of the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism. He is also known by his ordained name Losang Drakpa or simply as "Je Rinpoche". In his two main treatises, the Lamrim Chenmo and Ngakrim Chenmo, Tsongkhapa meticulously sets forth this graduated way and how one establishes oneself in the paths of sutra and tantra.
The next course will be run over three sessions starting with an evening of Introduction to Meditation on Tuesday 15 September from 7pm to 9pm, then a day of meditation practice on Saturday 19 September from 9.30am to 3.30pm, then a follow up session on Tuesday 22 September from 7pm to 9pm.
The course is suitable for anyone who wants to gain greater clarity of mind and reduce the level of stress and tension in the mind and body. The course will be a combination of teaching and practice in a relaxed and conducive environment. Whilst the teachings are derived from the Buddhist philosophy a commitment to Buddhism is not required.
The course will be facilitated by Venerable Rinchen who is the resident nun at the centre, she has been running meditation courses for over 12 years. Rinchen has completed the 2 month silent Shamatha Retreat in Phuket with Dr B Alan Wallace. Dr Wallace is one of the foremost teachers of this practice in the west for the western mind and trained under the guidance of many great masters including His Holiness the Dalai Lama. This practice is a great way to cultivate a wonderful sense of well being and mental balance.
Course cost is $60 and includes all handouts, a guided meditation CD and refreshments, it is advisable to attend all three sessions to gain the maximum benefits. Please bring your lunch for the Saturday session. Numbers are limited so book and pay to secure your place.
To book and pay click on the Trybooking link: http://www.trybooking.com/IPXE
If you book and decide not to attend please advise so that someone else can have your place as there is always a waitlist for this course.
Friday Night Public Talk 25 September at 7pm
"Mindfulness in Daily Life"
Cost $15 and $10 members/concession. No Bookings required
Weekend Teachings on "Recollection of the Qualities of the Triple Gem. Saturday and Sunday 9.30am to 4pm
Khenpo La, will give teachings on the Qualities of the Triple Gem, the Buddha (the enlightened one), the Dharma (the teachings of the Buddha) and the Sangha, (the spiritual community). Taking Refuge in the Triple Gem is considered to be the ultimate source of refuge and protection. The Buddha spent his whole life teaching the way to cease suffering and to cultivate genuine happiness. This is the way to ultimate freedom from suffering, birth, old age and death.
The three gems are so called since amongst all gems, the Buddha gem, Dharma gem and Sangha gem are considered incomparable in value to any material gems. As they are not created, they cannot be destroyed or changed in any way. Buddha's mind in his earth body or sambhogakaya is frequently associated with the greatest gem of all, the diamond. The Buddha, Dharma and Sangha are called the Triple Gem because they represent qualities that are precious like a gem. A Buddhist who wishes to attain Enlightenment regards the Buddha as his guide, the Dharma as his path and the Sangha as his travelling companions.
This teaching is invaluable for those who wish to know more about Buddhism and also for those who wish to deepen their practice.
Khenpo Ngawang Dhamchoe has been a monk for over 35 years and has been teaching in Australia and overseas for over 15 years, he studied and taught at Sakya College and has a wide knowledge of Buddhist philosophy and practice. For more information about Khenpo and his centre in Sydney you can visit their website on: www.drogmi.org
Cost: $160 non members or $140 members/concession includes lunch and refreshments. Bookings are essential by 20 September
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