Hayagriva Buddhist Centre is a Mahayana Tibetan Buddhist centre in Perth, Western Australia, affiliated with FPMT.
Visit the centre during office hours 10am – 2pm Mon to Sat*
*Centre opening hours are subject to volunteer availability. Please phone to confirm.
Last Minute Change to Calendar
There will be an evening meditation from 7 to 8pm on Thursday 28 November. This will be led by a senior student. Please note that there is no meditation on the evening of 21 November due to Guru Puja.
Sunday Teachings: Audio Recordings
You can catch up on Sunday teachings by listening to the online audio recordings.
The latest recording available is for 10 Nov 2019.
The Four Applications of Mindfulness
The Four Applications of Mindfulness consist of:
- Mindfulness of Body
- Mindfulness of Feeling
- Mindfulness of the Mind
- Mindfulness of Events
These teachings also include Advice for Daily practice and Meditation.
As a continuation of The Four Applications of Mindfulness, we now explore Mindfulness, Primary and Secondary Minds and Mental factors.
Geshela will go through these in detail.
Tuesday Night Teachings – Audio Recordings
Click here to listen to online audio recordings of teachings by Geshe Sonam as part of the Basic Program.
The latest recording is for Week 6: Mind and Mental Factors – 12 Nov 2019.
New Topic Started on 2 July 2019
Mind and Cognition (Lorig)
Lorig is the study of Mind, its Factors and Functionality. This teaching is part of the Basic Program and consists of:
- Awarenesses and Knowers (part 1)
Focused primarily on the study of knowledge, what are valid ways of knowing and what are invalid
- Mind and Mental Factors (part 2) (started 8 Oct 2019)
A more psychological study of mind, examining the mind in terms of its wholesome and unwholesome aspects, etc.
Why study minds and mental factors (lorig)?
It is because the mental factors are primarily responsible for all our experiences. When the mind is under the influence of unwholesome mental factors, such as attachment and anger, one is led into actions that end in frustration and suffering. But whenever the mind is dominated by wholesome factors, such as compassion and patience, then any ensuing physical and vocal activity will only result in happiness and well-being.
Holy Day – Lha Bab Düchen – Tue 19 Nov 2019
Lha Bab Düchen this year takes place on 19 November 2019. It marks the day when Shakyamuni Buddha descended from the Heaven of the Thirty-three after giving teachings to his mother who had been reborn there. On this auspicious day, all virtue created is multiplied 100 million times as stated in the Vinaya text “Treasure of Quotations and Logic“. Join us in celebrating this day with auspicious and merit making activities.
Program at Hayagriva Buddhist Centre for Lha Bab Düchen on Tue 19 Nov 2019:
- 6.00am Precepts given by Geshe Sonam (eight vows taken for 24 hours with an attitude to benefit others)
- 12.30pm Setting up tables and laying out water bowls
- 1pm Filling of water bowls
- 7.30pm Light Offering followed by a Shakyamuni Buddha Puja
Offering of food, flowers are welcome at the puja.
Click on the image below to view a convenient summary of Hayagriva Buddhist Centre (PDF)