Hayagriva Buddhist Centre is a Mahayana Tibetan Buddhist centre located in Perth, Western Australia, affiliated with FPMT. We are a registered non-profit organisation funded by donations and run by volunteers.

You can visit the centre and dharma shop 10am – 2pm Mon to Sat*

*Centre opening hours are subject to volunteer availability. Please phone to confirm.

Phone 9367 4817 or stay in touch by signing up to our eNews or follow us on Facebook, on Twitter, on YouTube or on Instagram.

You can also join us on Zoom for Sunday morning meditation and all teachings.

Refuge Ceremony 10 Jul 2-4pm New Event

For those newly taking refuge, renewing refuge commitments or interested to hear about what it means to take refuge. All are welcome to attend this joyous occasion. Read more about “Taking Refuge”.

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Venerable Chökyi’s Teaching Schedule

  • Exploring Buddhism*: Exploring the Mind over 11 Fridays
    Fridays: 6, 13, 27 May and 17, 24 Jun and 1, 8, 29 Jul and 5, 12, 19 Aug 2022 10.30am-12noon

    We are pleased to offer the new Exploring Buddhism Program being piloted by FPMT. This program aims to provide a balance between study and practice, and between the growing understanding of the theory and the deepening of personal experience of the Buddha’s teachings.

    * More on Exploring Buddhism ▼

    Join us in person or Join us on Zoom

    Click here to watch videos of past sessions on Exploring Buddhism: Exploring the Mind
    (last recording available is 24 Jun)

  • Discovering Buddhism*: Presenting the Path over 7 Sundays
    Sundays 8, 22, 29 May and 19, 26 Jun and 3, 10 Jul 11:30am-1pm

    Get an overview of the entire Tibetan Buddhist path to awakening. Study the life story of the Buddha and discover the lam-rim, the graduated path to enlightenment.

    If you book and pay online you will be provided with the following:

    • printed material,
    • link to Zoom meeting to attend online

    Click here to book and pay for Discovering Buddhism: Presenting the Path

    Click here to watch videos of past sessions on Discovering Buddhism: Presenting the Path
    (last recording available is 26 Jun)

    * What is Discovering Buddhism ▼
  • Coming Soon Discovering Buddhism: The Spiritual Teacher over 8 Sundays
    Sundays 31 Jul and 7, 14, 21 Aug and 11, 18, 25 Sep and 2 Oct 11:30am-1pm

    In this course, we investigate the role of the teacher on the spiritual path. We will also look at the qualities of a teacher and of a student, how to avoid common mistakes and how to cultivate a teacher-student relationship for the greatest benefit in our spiritual practice.

    Click here to book and pay for The Spiritual Teacher with Ven Chökyi

Venerable Chökyi’s Recently Completed

Venerable Chökyi in Perth & Bunbury

Venerable Chökyi splits her time spending 4 weeks with us at Hayagriva followed by 2 weeks in Bunbury at Tara Meditation Centre. Should you wish to meet with Ven Chökyi or to make offerings to her please contact Marlene Robins on 9367 4817 (during office hours) or send an email to welcome@hayagriva.org.au. Venerable Chökyi will be in Perth on the following dates:

  • Monday May 2 – Sunday May 29
  • Monday Jun 13 – Sunday Jul 10

Note: On the Monday beginning her 4 weeks in Perth she will be travelling from Bunbury so is only available in the evening.

Geshe Tenzin Zopa’s Lojong Teachings

Sundays at 3pm (AWST) Perth time

Geshe Zopa continues to give a commentary on the Collection of Mind Training teachings (Lojong Teachings) as a “livestream” on YouTube every Sunday at 3pm.

Hayagriva invites you to join this “livestream” teaching. If you are unable to attend, a recording of the session can be viewed later on Youtube. Use the links provided below.

These teachings, arranged by FPMT Australia, are free. Offerings are welcome and can be made using the link below.

Links to

Regular Events at HBC

Chairs and cushions are provided at all events or BYO cushion.

Meditation Sessions

  • Sunday 10am

    Meditation is led by Venerable Chökyi or by senior student. Join us in person or Join us on Zoom

  • Tuesday 10am

    Meditation is led by Brian. Join us in person.

Pujas

  • Guru Puja, Medicine Buddha Puja, Tara Puja

    Pujas are devotional practices and rituals led by Venerable Chökyi or by a senior student. Specific dates and times of pujas vary each month – refer to our calendar. Offerings of food or flowers at pujas are welcome. Due to COVID, food should be packaged and “unopened”. We also welcome sponsorship of pujas and are happy to accept your dedications – please arrange by phone or email to welcome@hayagriva.org.au.

Holy Days and Important Anniversaries

  • Day of Miracles (Chotrul Düchen) in Feb/Mar, Saka Dawa in May/Jun, 1st Turning of the Wheel (Chokhor Düchen) in Jul/Aug, Lhabab Düchen in Nov/Dec. Holy days occur on different dates each year. Refer to our calendar. Specific events vary for each holy day.
  • Important Anniversaries
    We celebrate important anniversaries such as the Tibetan New Year (Losar) and birthdays of our important lineage gurus. Events vary for each. Refer to our calendar.

Yoga

Yoga classes are run by external yoga businesses.

  • Monday 9.30am Hatha Yoga

    Proof of vaccination is required from 31 Jan 2022. Instructor is Jude Milan. Must book and pay in advance on Stillness In Motion Yoga website. No “walk ins” without a booking.

  • Monday 6pm Vinyasa Yoga

    Proof of vaccination is required from 31 Jan 2022. Instructor is Lewanna Newman. Enquiries to vitalyoga@gmail.com

  • Wednesday 6pm Yin Yoga & Meditation

    Proof of vaccination is required from 31 Jan 2022. Instructor is Jude Milan. Must book and pay in advance on Stillness In Motion Yoga website. No “walk ins” without a booking.

Special Practices at HBC

  • Vajrasattva Purification Practice (monthly – refer to our calendar)
    No initiation is necessary to attend though an understanding of Buddhist principles and karma is useful. Usually held on the last Saturday of each month. The Vajrasattva mantra is a powerful practice to purify negative karma and a quick way to transform your mind. It is a kind of detox of the mind. The practice begins with a short explanation followed by several guided sessions and generous break times. This practice may be led by our resident teacher or an experienced senior student.
  • Yamantaka Self-Initiation (bi-monthly – refer to our calendar)
    Only initiates may attend. Those who have received a Yamantaka Initiation can do the first half of the Self-Initiation (long Sadhana). Only those who have completed the Retreat and Fire puja can do the full-length Self-Initiation. This practice may be led by our resident teacher or an experienced senior student.
  • Vajrayogini Self-Initiation (bi-monthly – refer to our calendar)
    Only initiates may attend. Those who have received a Vajrayogini Initiation can do the first half of the Self-Initiation (long Sadhana). Only those who have completed the Retreat and Fire puja can do the full-length Self-Initiation. May be led by our resident teacher or an experienced senior student.

No More COVID Rules: (last updated 28 Apr 2022)

Effective 29 Apr 2022, there are no longer any COVID rules in force at HBC. This includes no masks, no registration and no limits on the number of persons in attendance. Please make an effort to keep your distance from others where possible. More important, if you are experiencing the symptoms of COVID or if you have recently been diagnosed as positive, please stay at home out of respect and compassion for others. Food offerings for the altar and pujas should be unopened packaged items only.