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.
Our Annual Easter 5 Day Silent Retreat dates are Friday 30 March till Tuesday 3 April.
Our Annual 10 Day Silent Shamatha Meditation Retreat dates are Saturday 22 September till Monday 1 October. More details for both retreats will be posted in the New Year.
Dates for Khenpo Ngawang Dhamchoe next visit are Friday 4 May till Sunday 6 May. Khenpo will give teachings on Chenrezig and transmission of the Chenrezig Mantra on the Friday evening from 7 to 9pm. The weekend teachings will be on the 7 Point Mind Training. More info in the New Year.
In the Tibetan Buddhist pantheon of enlightened beings, Chenrezig is renowned as the embodiment of the compassion of all the Buddhas, the Bodhisattva of Compassion, known in Sanskrit as Avalokiteshvara.
According to legend, Chenrezig made a a vow that he would not rest until he had liberated all the beings in all the realms of suffering. He is known by different names in different lands: as Avalokiteshvara in the ancient Sanskrit language of India, as Kuan-yin in China, as Kannon in Japan.
Lojong, or 7 Point Mind Training, is a core practice in all the lineages of the Tibetan tradition. They can perhaps best be characterized as a method for transforming our mind by turning away from self-centeredness and cultivating instead the mental habits that generate Bodhicitta, the awakened mind that puts the benefit of others above all else. One of the earliest commentaries on Langri Thangpa's Eight Verses was by Geshe Chekawa Yeshe Dorje (1102-76), who devoted twelve years to putting the teachings into practice. After seeing the effect of the teachings on a village of lepers who were cured by them-and experiencing the teachings' remarkable effect on the mind of his unsavory brother-Chekawa decided to share them widely. He became the first to break the teachings down into the now-familiar seven points. Though this model became common, when people refer to The Seven Points of Mind Training, it is almost always Chekawa's text to which they refer (even if they call it Atisha's Seven Points of Mind Training). His text consists of fifty-nine aphorisms or slogans that encapsulate the essence of lojong.
Venerable Khenpo Ngawang Dhamchoe has studied and taught this text many times and will bring wisdom and insight to these classic mind training techniques.
Cost for the weekend retreat is: $160 or $140 member/concession, or $180/155 including the Chenrezig Teachings on Friday evening, the cost also includes lunch and refreshments on both days and the offering to the teacher. Bookings essential, booking link for 7 Point Mind Training Trybooking: https://www.trybooking.com/UFIP
Booking link for Chenrezig Teachings only is Trybooking link: https://www.trybooking.com/UFIN
Khenpo Ngawang Dhamchoe has been a monk for over 35 years and has been teaching in Australia and overseas for over 20 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 and retreat centre in NSW you can visit their website on: www.drogmi.org
Celebrate the Birth, Enlightenment and Parinirvana of the Buddha
We will celebrate this auspicious day with a 16 Arhat puja (ceremony) at 7pm. This chanting practice calls on all the Buddha's disciples to help the teachings of the Buddha flourish. The Arhat's made a promise that they would always come if their names were called to help the teachings prosper. The Buddhas' teachings are all about bringing a wise heart and mind into our world with compassion and kindness. We cultivate these qualities of wisdom and compassion by developing our meditation and mindfulness practice. Come along and join in our chanting, circumabulation and offering of light and incense to the Buddha.
Bring an offering of tealight candle or flower to put on the alter and a plate of vegetarian food to share afterwards. No Bookings required.
Khacho Yulo Ling Buddhist Centre, 348 Severin Street, Paramatta Park
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