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Geshe Zopa on The Six Perfections – No. 6 Wisdom

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

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

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Geshe Zopa on The Six Perfections – No. 4 Joyous Perseverance

Geshe Zopa on The Six Perfections – No. 4 Joyous Perseverance posted 18 Aug 2020

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

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Geshe Zopa on The Six Perfections – No. 5 Concentration

Geshe Zopa on The Six Perfections – No. 5 Concentration posted 30 Jun 2020

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

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85th Birthday Celebration for His Holiness the Dalai Lama

85th Birthday Celebration for
His Holiness the Dalai Lama
Sat 4 July, 12 noon

Although His Holiness’ birthday is on Monday 6th July, we have arranged this gathering for Saturday 4th so those who work during the week can attend it. Come and join us in a safe and informal way to celebrate the life of this most compassionate, wise and inspiring Buddhist leader.

Geshe Zopa will be attending these celebrations. A dedication prayer for His Holiness’ long life will be recited followed by tea and birthday cake. Please bring a plate of snacks to share. Paper cups are available for hot drinks or bring your own cup or thermos.

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Alan Carter Online Teachings on 10, 17 and 24 June 2020

Alan Carter Online Teachings 10, 17 and 24 June 2020

Alan Carter is an FPMT registered teacher. He is located in Brisbane but runs an outreach group for the Chenrezig Institute. Read more about Alan below.

Alan will give a teaching on each of 3 Wednesdays. Teachings begin at 4pm Perth time. All teachings are online and accessed via Zoom (if you are not familiar with Zoom please see below for more details).

Join Zoom Meeting at https://us04web.zoom.us/j/7775558955

You will be prompted to enter a password. For security reasons we ask you to email us at welcome@hayagriva.org.au to get the password.

Please click here if you would like to make a donation for the session to Hayagriva Buddhist Centre

Teachings:

  • Renunciation-Developing Strong Wish to Spiritually Evolve

    Wed 10 June 4pm-5.30pm Perth time

    Understanding the nature of our limited existence leads us to want to spiritual evolve. Just as a beautiful pristine lotus arises from the muddy bottom of the lake unsullied by the mud so too can we evolve unsullied by a dysfunctional mental states and inappropriate behavior. We will explore the basis for generating the thought of definite emergence.

  • Correct View-Developing a correct view of Reality

    Wed 17 June 4pm-5.30pm Perth time

    Without understanding the nature of reality-emptiness there is no way to cut free from the bondage of karma and afflictions. In these sessions we will explore ways to get a better understanding of emptiness.

  • Bodhicitta-The most precious mind

    Wed 24 June 4pm-5.30pm Perth time

    Without Bodhicitta there is no way that we can reach our full potential-Buddhahood. In the class we will explore the many benefits of developing this mind and how we go about developing such an amazing mind.

Alan Carter

Alan Carter has successfully completed the Advanced Study Programme at Chenrezig Institute, has attended many Lam Rim retreats and facilitated a Lam Rim Chen Mo group for about 5 years. He was the western resident teacher at Chandrakirti FPMT centre for two years. He currently runs a Chenrezig Institute outreach group in Brisbane. He has led a 1 month Group Lam Rim Chen Mo and a 1 month Gyalwa Gyatso Retreat at Chenrezig Institute. He has taught various Buddhist Philosophy courses at various centres in Australia and New Zealand. People attending often comment on his clear and methodical approach to explaining Dharma.

Read an interview with Alan Carter for Mandala magazine

Zoom Online Meeting Platform

Zoom is a popular platform that facilitates an online meeting of a large number of people. Zoom is easy to setup and can be used on all kinds of computers, tablets and smart phones. Preferably your device is equipped with video (camera) and audio (microphone and speakers or headphones/earbuds).

On a computer (notebook or desktop) you can join the session using any modern browser (e.g. Safari, Chrome, Firefox, Edge, etc.) connected to the Internet. Use the link provided above (either by clicking on the link itself or by copying the link and pasting it in the “address” bar of your browser). Upon joining a Zoom session for the first time you will prompted to install an application called “Zoom Client for Meetings”. Follow the instructions. This should only be necessary the first time you use Zoom. During the installation, you will be prompted to “Join with Video” and to “Join with Audio”. We recommend you agree to both but as a minimum, you should “Join with Audio” to be able to hear the session. If you also “Join with Video”, your camera will be activated and your face will appear to others on the session. You can optionally turn off your camera once you have joined the session.

To join using a a tablet or smart phone, you will need to install the free “Zoom Cloud Meeting” App. This App is available free from the “Play Store” on Android devices and free from the Apple App Store on Apple devices. Please install the App in advance as it can take a few minutes to download and configure. Start the App on your device. You will then be prompted to enter the name of the “Meeting” which is the long number at the end of the link given above.

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Centre opens under COVID-19 Phase 3 restrictions

COVID-19 Restrictions

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 now 35 (yoga is 16). If required, we can also have 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: Before attending in person, advance Registration is required for the following:

  • for all yoga classes
  • for our popular Sunday Morning Meditation
  • for events on a Holy Day

All other events are on a first come first served basis. Registration for yoga is achieved through each of the instructors using the links provided below. Registration for Sunday Morning Meditation and Holy Day events is by email to welcome@hayagriva.org.au. You will receive a reply confirming or not. Only confirmed persons will be admitted.

Online Attendance: Events are either “in person” or “online” or both. Please check the details of the event 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:

  • Attendance Register: All visitors and volunteers who attend the centre “in person” must be recorded on the attendance register at the admin desk (date, time of arrival, time of departure, name and mobile number).
  • Please use the hand sanitiser provided before and after touching common property e.g. prayers books, tables and chairs, offering bowls, etc.
  • Meditation cushions will no longer be provided. Please bring your own or sit on the floor or on one of our plastic chairs. Chairs need to be sanitised after each use.
  • 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 cups 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.
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Geshe Zopa on The Six Perfections – No. 3 Patience

Geshe Zopa on The Six Perfections – No. 3 Patience posted 19 May 2020

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Re-Opening from 18 May (limited to 20 persons)

Re-Opening from 18 May (limited to 20 persons)

We are delighted to announce that spiritual events will start at our Centre from Monday May 18 under restricted conditions and our Office and Shop will be open during the day from 10am to 2pm from Monday to Saturday (subject to availability of our office volunteers).

There will be led meditations and pujas but as we are only legally allowed to have 20 students in the gompa it is critical to register before attending any event so we can fulfil our legal obligations and ensure the safety of attendees.

Events will either be accessible “in person” or “online” or both. Please check the details of the event to determine how you can attend.

To attend an event “in person” please register in advance by sending an email to welcome@hayagriva.org.au or leave a phone message between the above hours. You will receive a reply either confirming your place or not. Only those who have been confirmed will be permitted entry. Please obtain a confirmation for attending each event. Please do not just turn up for an event without receiving a confirmation for that event as you may be turned away if there are too many attendees.

To attend a session “online”, you must register in advance in order to receive the details by email on how to join the online session. There is no limit to the number of “online” attendees. (Note: There is no need to register to attend “livestreaming” events.)

When attending the centre “in person”, to ensure the safety of yourself and your fellow students we ask:

  • Attendance Register: All visitors and volunteers who attend the centre “in person” must be recorded on the attendance register at the admin desk (date, time of arrival, time of departure, name and mobile number).
  • Please use the hand sanitiser provided before and after touching common property e.g. prayers books, tables and chairs, offering bowls, etc.
  • Meditation cushions will no longer be provided. Please bring your own or sit on the floor or on a plastic chair.
  • Please stay at home if you have flu-like symptoms.
  • Please maintain social distancing requirements of 1.5 metres between people and the four square metres of space per person in any room. This includes the kitchen, foyer and admin area when you are standing and sitting.
  • Please wash any cups you use thoroughly or better still BYO.

It will be so good to be able to reconnect in person with our dharma brothers and sisters after this long period of isolation. We look forward to seeing you once again.

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Geshe Tenzin Zopa’s Lojong Teachings begin 10 May 2020

Geshe Tenzin Zopa’s Lojong Teachings

Sundays starting on 10 May at 3pm Perth time

Geshe Zopa will provide a commentary on the Collection of Mind Training teachings (Lojong Teachings), which has been emphasized at this time by Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche.

Hayagriva belongs to a regional network of centres supported by FPMT Australia. Hayagriva invites you to join FPMT Australia’s “livestream” of Geshe Zopa’s Lojong Teachings. The first session begins at 3pm (Perth time) on Sunday 10 May. If you are unable to attend, a recording of the session will be made and can be viewed later on Youtube. Use the link provided below.

These teachings are free.

Offerings are welcome. They help us to make offerings to the teacher and to cover costs to keep our centres going especially during this challenging time. They can be made online or via bank transfer. Follow the link below for more details.

Links to

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Geshe Zopa on The Six Perfections – No. 2 Morality

Geshe Zopa on The Six Perfections – No. 2 Morality posted 5 May 2020

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