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Cultivating Emotional Balance Audio Recording

Click on the link below to access the audio recording of the first session of Cultivating Emotional Balance 2018. You will be prompted to enter a password to access this page since it is only accessible to persons who have booked and paid. You can still book and pay for a single session. If you have booked and paid and have not received the password, please contact Jude Milan at info@pemayoga.com.au.

Click here to access the Audio Recordings for Cultivating Emotional Balance 2018

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Geshe Tenzin Zopa teaching at HBC – 24-27 Aug 2018

Geshe Tenzin Zopa, who studied at the Tibetan Monasteries of Kopan (Nepal) and Sera (India) is a visiting teacher at FPMT Buddhist Centres around the world. English-speaking, he understands the complexities of living in the West offering advice to help solve modern issues.

Geshe Zopa recently lived in Perth for several years while guiding the development of Phuntsok Rinpoche, a reincarnation of his teacher, Geshe Lama Konchog, who was a famed and accomplished meditator. The film “Mistaken Child” documents his search for his teacher. Come and listen to his enthusiastic presentation of the dharma.

Use the link below to book and pay online to assure your place as we have limited capacity. Course fees cover the cost of bringing Geshe Zopa to Perth and support our Centre.

 

View details and book your seat to his sessions at Hayagriva Buddhist Centre

During his visit to WA Geshe Zopa will also teach in Bunbury at Hospice of Mother Tara

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Holy Day – Chokhor Duchen – 16 Jul 2018

Chokhor Duchen, also known as the Festival of Turning the Wheel of Dharma is one of the four great holy days of the Tibetan calendar. It commemorates the anniversary upon which Shakyamuni Buddha first began teaching the Dharma. It is also International Sangha Day. Karmic results are multiplied by one hundred million, as cited by Lama Zopa Rinpoche in the Vinaya text Treasure of Quotations and Logic.

Program at Hayagriva Buddhist Centre for Chokhor Duchen on Mon 16 Jul 2018:

  • 6.30am Precepts given by Geshe Sonam (eight vows taken for 24 hours with an attitude to benefit others)
  • 12noon Set-up of tables and water bowls and purification of the 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.

By Donation

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The Harp Concert Fundraiser – 14 Jul 2018

On Saturday 14 July the Pure Land Project will present something very special, The Harp Concert, with harpist Shamarra de Tissera.

This is our first fundraising event and we would be so pleased to see you and your family or friends on the night. The concert will feature chant, song and story from several Buddhist traditions, interwoven with an introduction to the benefits of bedside music and the Reverie Harp.

Shamarra de Tissera is the President of the Harp Society of Western Australia, runs a private music studio teaching harp, voice and piano and plays therapeutic music in private homes, hospitals and aged care. Shamarra is in collaboration with Amana Living Aged Care.

View more details and book your seat online at the Pure Land Project website

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Cultivating Emotional Balance 2018 with Jude Milan

6 Sessions on Saturday, one per month. Begins 14 July 2018

Our emotions create richness in our life – they help us navigate our lives, discern what we need, and relate to others. Yet, overwhelming emotions can leave us feeling triggered, stressed, drained, disempowered from our own mental processes, and can result in fractured relationships with others. The information and training from this course will transform your emotional inner world, so you become a skilled ‘emotional athlete’ that is calm, present and positively engaged with others.

 

CEB, a secular training course, emerged from a dialogue between behavioural scientists, the Dalai Lama, Buddhist monks and scholars. It draws on the wisdom of contemplative meditation practices and emotional research to develop emotion skills to help people to better understand their emotional life, and thereby increase constructive and decrease destructive emotional engagements.

 

View full details and book online

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Venerable Robina in Western Australia during July 2018

“We have the power to look into our own minds, to recognize what harms us, and out of enormous self respect, we can learn to change the poison; we can learn to get rid of the neuroses. This is all Buddha is saying.” – Venerable Robina

 

Venerable Robina is funny, dynamic, affectionate, kind and outrageous. She will challenge you, make you think about your life, make you laugh and move your heart. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear her in person.

Ordained as a Buddhist nun for 35 years, Venerable Robina has edited many dharma books and the FPMT’s international Mandala magazine, featured in two movies, run the Liberation Prison Project, and tours the world inspiring others with her teachings from the heart.

Use the link below to book and pay online to assure your place as we have limited capacity. Course fees cover the cost of bringing Venerable Robina to Perth and support our Centre.

 

View details and book your seat to her sessions at Hayagriva Buddhist Centre

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Holy Day of Saka Dawa – 29 May 2018

Saka Dawa is one of the four great holy days of the Tibetan calendar, commemorating Shakyamuni Buddha’s birth, enlightenment, and passing into parinirvana. Any actions done during Saka Dawa, both auspicious and harmful, are multiplied in their power. Karmic results are multiplied by one hundred million, as cited by Lama Zopa Rinpoche in the Vinaya text Treasure of Quotations and Logic. It is a very powerful time to practice and increase one’s commitment to both practice and study.

Program at Hayagriva Buddhist Centre for Saka Dawa on Tue 29 May 2018:

  • 6.30am Precepts given by Geshe Sonam (eight vows taken for 24 hours with an attitude to benefit others)
  • 12noon Set-up of tables and water bowls and purification of the 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.

By Donation

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New Text: Atisha’s Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment

Sunday 20 May at 2pm:
*** Please NOTE: There’s been a Last Minute Change of Date for this event ***
Geshe Sonam will use Atisha’s famous text, Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment, as the basis for his Sunday teaching. All are welcome.

Atisha’s Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment
Commentary by Geshe Sonam Rinchen

Atisha, the 11th-century Indian Buddhist scholar and saint, came to Tibet at the invitation of the king of Western Tibet, Lha Lama Yeshe Wo, and his nephew, Jangchub Wo. His coming initiated the period of the second transmission of Buddhism to Tibet, formative for the Sakya, Kagyu and Gelug traditions of Tibetan Buddhism.

Atisha’s most celebrated text, Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment, sets forth the entire Buddhist path within the framework of three levels of motivation on the part of the practitioner. Atisha’s text thus became the source of the Lamrim tradition, or graduated stages of the path to enlightenment, an approach to spiritual practice incorporated within all schools of Tibetan Buddhism.

Atisha summarized all the Buddhist scriptures in his book which is the root text for the Lamrim tradition. The Lamp of the Path divides beings spiritual perspectives into three levels: beginning, intermediate, and highest. Based on that division, the Lamp of the Path shows how to begin, explaining the main activities and emphasis of that initial stage. When that is fully developed and a practitioner reaches the intermediate level, the Lamp of the Path describes the meditations and emphasis at that stage. Finally, it describes the practice of the highest beings, the Mahayanists. Of theses three levels, the first two merely emphasize how an individual can be liberated from an impure life, while the third emphasizes liberating others.

Geshe Sonam Rinchen draws out Atisha’s meaning with warmth and wit, bringing the light of this age-old wisdom into the modern world.

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Bendigo Retreat, April and May 2018: Live Streaming

Bendigo Retreat, April and May 2018:
Live Streaming of Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s teachings during the retreat are being livestreamed. You can now watch, read and listen to all the teachings from Bendigo at any time (in different languages) read all the transcripts in English and in different languages https://fpmt.org/media/streaming/teachings-of-lama-zopa-rinpoche/

Or watch it live on Watch LIVE:
https://fpmt.org/media/streaming/lama-zopa-rinpoche-live/

Alternatively, there is now a link to the FPMT livestream and any time recordings and transcripts on FPMTA Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/FPMTA/

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H.E. Kyabje Ling Rinpoche in Perth during Mar 2018 – Photos

Please note that there are many photos of H.E. Kyabje Ling Rinpoche’s during his stay in Perth on his Facebook page. Below are some links to the posts. Click on any of the Facebook photos to launch the carousel viewer. You should not need a Facebook account to view these photos.

Facebook Posts you may want to view:
Arrival in Perth Mar 2018

Tour of Perth Mar 2018

Video of His Eminence driving the boat Mar 2018

Blessing of Hayagriva Buddhist Centre in Perth Mar 2018

His Eminence giving Public Talk in Perth Mar 2018

His Eminence giving teachings and a jenang in Perth Mar 2018

His Eminence at animal liberation and visiting AQWA in Perth Mar 2018

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