Hayagriva Buddhist Centre is a Mahayana Tibetan Buddhist centre in Perth, Western Australia, affiliated with FPMT.

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You can visit the centre during office hours 10am – 2pm Mon to Sat*

*Centre opening hours are subject to volunteer availability. Please phone to confirm. Visits are subject to WA’s COVID-19 Phase 4 regulations: max 35 concurrent visitors in the gompa, social distancing applies. Please don’t visit if you have flu-like symptoms.

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End of Year Picnic Sun 6 Dec 2020 from 4pm

HBC’s end of year Xmas picnic and meet and greet with new SPC David Thomas.

VENUE: McCallum Park entry via Taylor Street off Canning Highway Victoria Park.

DATE: Sun 6 Dec 2020

TIME: 4pm onwards

BYO snacks and drinks, chairs or blankets. The picnic will be close to the river with shady trees on right hand side near the car park. Plenty of angled parking on Taylor Street, kids playground and toilets nearby. Overflow parking on Garland St. Click on the map above to view enlarged map.

Pets welcome but please bring a lead. Just turn up and join us for this social gathering and we can farewell this crazy year. Sandy will be at the picnic site to meet and greet you all.

Special Message from our Director John Waite

For some time now we have been thinking how we can bring teachings and energy into the Centre; it was a great loss to find ourselves without a teacher, particularly once the consequences of COVID-19 lockdowns were felt. Now it’s time to move forward making use of the opportunities we have.

• Sat 5 Dec from 8am – Working Bee

Let us begin by coming together in a Working Bee on Sat 5 Dec at 8am. There is much cleaning and tidying up to do; cobwebs to remove, windows and prayer wheels to wash etc.

• Sat 5 Dec 11.30am – Watch Live Webcast by His Holiness

Afterwards at 11.30am we can reward ourselves by watching a live webcast teaching by His Holiness.

• Thu 10 Dec 7.30pm – Guru Puja with Light Offering

On Thu 10 Dec at 7.30pm, we celebrate Lama Tsong Khapa’s gift to us through the clarity of his dharma with our normal format puja. Really this isn’t enough to thank him for the gifts he has left us.

• Sat 12 Dec – Village Celebration of the Dharma

Therefore on Saturday, the 12th December we will hold a festival of thanks; a “Village Celebration” of the dharma, particularly Lama Tsong Khapa’s influence. Starting in the morning we will have a prostrations session. See below for program of the day.

Geshe Zopa will join us in person for a talk on the significance of Lama Tsong Khapa’s life and teachings at 10am. We will have a shared meal after the teachings but unfortunately Geshela won’t be able to stay for lunch due to other commitments. Please bring a vegetarian dish to share. In the spirit of a Village celebration we welcome children to come along.

After lunch, 1pm, we will have a series of readings and discussions around some of Lama Tsong Khapa’s shorter teachings and others’ written praises of Lama Tsong Khapa. These discussions will be led by John Waite.

Program for 12 December 2020

  • 8am: Prostrations led by Rob Milan.
  • 9am: Short break.
  • 9.20am: set up for teachings
  • 10am: Geshe Zopa teaching on the significance of Lama Tsong Khapa’s life and teachings.
  • 11.30: Teachings end lunch preparation/set up
  • 12 noon: Lunch
  • 1pm: Discussions led by John Waite

Registration via email for attendance of the Prostrations session and Geshe Zopa’s teaching is essential: welcome@hayagriva.org.au In your email please state your name and which event/s you will be attending.

We still have some COVID-19 distancing considerations to manage, so help us by indicating your intentions and/or any ideas as we will have some flexibility to ensure a good response.

Teaching Videos planned for December and January

We are looking at introducing teaching videos followed by discussion groups aimed at different levels of experience. We aim to introduce the first program in December, with the program aimed at entry level coming in mid-January.

The intent of our programs is to have a serious outlook on study yet within a relaxed framework where people can enjoy interaction. We welcome people attending for whatever time they can commit to. These teaching videos will initially be from Lama Zopa making use of the extraordinary amount of quality material he has presented this year.

We will be encouraging people to come together for coffee, cake or a meal more regularly, this will be woven around the program, and building on our relationships.
The core to making this concept work is to have many people involved at a variety of levels; please don’t be bashful about stepping up to help.

Attendance Registration Still Required

Border restrictions for entry into WA will be relaxed on Saturday 14 November. It is more important than ever for visitors and persons attending events to sign the attendance register as this is an integral part of HBC’s “COVID Safe plan”. Thank you for your cooperation.

Email Registration Not Required for Meditations & Pujas (except Holy Days)

Effective 23 Oct 2020, you no longer need to register by email to attend meditations and pujas. Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis. We ask you to be understanding in the event we reach our maximum capacity of 35. Pre-registration by email to welcome@hayagriva.org.au is still required to attend some special events on Holy Day.

Schedule Change: Geshe Zopa Sunday Livestream starts at 2pm

To accommodate the introduction of Daylight Saving in some states, Geshe Zopa’s Sunday livestreaming sessions will now begin at 2pm Perth time. This is one hour earlier than previously.

Cushions and mats available

The HBC Executive Committee has decided to allow the use of the Centre’s cushions and mats at all events.

Geshe Zopa on The Six Perfections – No. 6 Wisdom posted 16 Sep 2020

* All FPMT Centres are welcome to use Geshe Zopa’s talks.

Note: This video contains 3 parts (24 minutes, 80 minutes, 107 minutes)

COVID-19 Restrictions (last updated 23 Oct 2020)

Spiritual events have restarted at our Centre under restricted conditions. Our Office and Shop are open each day from 10am to 2pm from Monday to Saturday (subject to availability of our office volunteers).

The maximum number of persons permitted in the gompa is 35 with up to 5 persons in the foyer. These limits conform to the “2 square metres” rule and to the “1.5m physical distancing” rule.

In Person Attendance: Preregistration is only required for the following:

  • For Holy Day Events: To register please send an email to welcome@hayagriva.org.au with the date and time of the event you wish to attend. Please do so as early as possible to give us time to reply.
  • For Yoga: Registration for yoga is achieved through each of the instructors using the links provided below.

Online Attendance: Events are either “in person” or “online” or both. Please check the details below to determine how you can attend. There is no limit for the number of “online” participants. Register using the relevant web page (see below) to be added to the mailing list who will be sent the necessary link to attend the “online” session.

When attending the centre “in person”, please be aware of the following rules:

  • Please sign our “attendance register”. We need your name and contact email, phone number and your time of arrival. Also, please add your time of departure on leaving.
  • Please use the hand sanitiser provided before and after touching common property e.g. prayers books, tables and chairs, offering bowls, etc.
  • You may use our cushions, mats, wooden tables, plastic chairs and tables. We recommend that you wipe down chairs and tables before use with antiseptic wipes obtainable at our registration desk.
  • Please stay at home if you have flu-like symptoms.
  • “Social distancing” requires a distance of at least 1.5 metres between people (standing, sitting or walking). This also applies to waiting in a queue for entry. In the gompa, please sit or stand on the black “X” as they have been pre-measured to ensure sufficient distance from others. In addition to a maximum of 35 persons in the gompa, there should be no more than 2 in the kitchen, 5 in the admin/shop/library and 2 in the entrance lobby (as required to satisfy the “2 square metres” rule).
  • Please BYO cup or use one of our disposable paper cups and disposable plastic spoons. You are welcome to stay for coffee and tea in our outside area at the back of the gompa. Remember to stay 1.5m from each other.
  • Food Offerings for the altar and pujas should be unopened packaged items only. No fruit or veg please.
Today's Events
Upcoming Events

Monday Morning Yoga 9.30am
Event is at HBC. Max 16 students. Teacher is Jude Milan. Must book and pay in advance on Stillness In Motion Yoga website. No “walk ins” without a booking.

Monday Evening Yoga 6pm
Event is at HBC. Max 16 students. Teacher is Lewanna Newman. Enquiries to vitalyoga@gmail.com

Tuesday Morning Meditation 10am
Event is at HBC. Max 35 students. Led by senior student (Brian Keegan). Attendance is on a first come first served basis. Chairs and cushions are provided or bring your own cushion if you prefer. Note: NO online option.

Wednesday Evening Yoga 6pm
Event is at HBC. Max 16 students. Teacher is Jude Milan. Must book and pay in advance on Stillness In Motion Yoga website. No “walk ins” without a booking.

Thursday Evening Meditation 7pm
Event is at HBC. Max 35 students. Attendance is on a first come first served basis. Chairs and cushions are provided or bring your own cushion if you prefer. Note: NO online option.

Sunday Morning Meditation 10am
Event is at HBC and Online via Zoom. Led by senior student.
Subject: The Six Perfections.
In Person Attendance: at HBC maximum 35 students. Chairs and cushions are provided or bring your own cushion if you prefer.
Online Attendance: Book on HBC website at https://www.hayagriva.org.au/online-sunday-meditation-registration/ to be added to mailing list. Zoom link emailed to mailing list on Sunday by 9am.

For All Pujas
Event is at HBC. Max 35 students. Led by senior student. Attendance is on a first come first served basis. NO advance booking is required. Chairs and cushions are provided or bring your own cushion if you prefer. Offerings of “unopened” packaged food or of flowers are welcome. Food offerings must not be opened. NO online option.

For Holy Day Events
Event is at HBC. Max 35 students. Attendance is on a first come first served basis. NO advance booking is required.

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