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Welcome to the HBC Blog. Scroll down to see what’s been happening at HBC over time. Posts are presented in reverse chronological order (most recent first). To view a post on its own, click on its title. To go back in time, click on Older posts at the bottom of the page.

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Venerable Tenzin Tsapel – 25 Jan – 10 Feb 2019

Ven Tenzin Tsapel 25 Jan-10 Feb 2019 - Full Details + Book & PayVenerable Tenzin Tsapel was inspired to become a Buddhist after she met Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa in 1979. She was ordained five years later by H.H. the Dalai Lama. Tsapel served as a resident teacher at FPMT Centres in Sydney, New Zealand and in Mongolia. She also taught and/or tutored at the Chenrezig Nuns Community in QLD for seven years. Venerable Tsapel has led many group retreats and completed a number of solitary retreats including a two-year calm abiding (mindfulness) retreat on Kangaroo Island after attending a group retreat led by Alan Wallace. Currently, she is establishing a nunnery in Bendigo, Victoria.

We invite you to attend her teachings and/or workshops between 25 January and 10 February 2019 and encourage you to book and pay online in advance so we can manage seating arrangements.

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Venerable Thubten Dondrub 8-20 Jan 2019

Ven Thubten Dondrub 8-20 Jan 2019 - Full Details + Book & PayVenerable Thubten Dondrub is a much loved and former teacher at Hayagriva Buddhist Centre. Ordained as a monk in 1977, he has been teaching Buddhism around the world since the 1980s. He led the famous Kopan course 8 times. He has studied many of the great texts, taken numerous teachings from Buddhist masters and completed many retreats including a recent 17-month solitary retreat. Venerable Dondrub understands modern Australia and puts Buddhist ideas into that context.

We invite you to attend his teachings and/or workshops between 8 and 20 January 2019 and encourage you to book and pay online in advance so we can manage seating arrangements.

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Lama Tsong Khapa Day – Sun 2 Dec 2018

Lama Tsong Khapa was a highly realised 14th century meditator, scholar, and saint who founded our Gelugpa school of Buddhism. His teachings are said to be particularly powerful for the people of today.

Join us for the afternoon Guru Puja and extensive Light Offerings on Sun 2 Dec at 4pm in commemoration of this great practitioner.

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Holy Day – Lha Bab Düchen 31 Oct 2018

Lha Bab Düchen this year takes place on 31 October 2018. 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 Wed 31 Oct 2018:

  • 6.30am Precepts given by Geshe Sonam (eight vows taken for 24 hours with an attitude to benefit others)
  • 1pm Filling of water bowls
  • 7.30pm Light Offering followed by a Shakyamuni Buddha Puja

Offering of food, flowers are welcome at the puja.

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Serge’s Goodbye Message

Serge’s Goodbye Message

Dear dharma friends,

As some of you already know I have made the decision to go back to France with my family. As I explained to a few people, what I will miss the most when leaving is my Australian dharma family that I met at the Hayagriva Buddhist centre.

In the last four years, there were times when I felt homesick but the people at Hayagriva and the teachings from Geshela have always been of great support to myself and my family. As I explained to Geshela I haven’t yet the inner peace that will enable me to be happy anywhere I go but I’m working on it. Although I feel that my heart is in France, there will always be a part of me that remains at the Hayagriva Buddhist Centre.

These life changing events, be they good or bad are always a great opportunity to put the dharma teachings into practice to advance on the path. While living in France I will be near the Vajra Yogini FPMT centre and the Nalanda monastery in the south of France. As I meet new dharma friends and new teachers, I will try to carry on with the basic program at Hayagriva to maintain my connection with the centre and my teacher.

I wish the Hayagriva centre and its students all the best for the years to come. I wish you all to create the merits to fulfil all your aspirations for the benefit of all sentient beings.

I hope that we meet again in this life and if not, I’ll catch up with you on the path some other time.

Last but not least by any means, a big thank you to our teacher Geshe Sonam for his teachings and his inspiring qualities. We are very fortunate to have such a highly knowledgeable teacher available to us in Perth. Geshela, may you be able to remain in Perth and continue to guide all sentient beings towards happiness.

Bye for now dear friends and if you go to France come for a visit.

With lots of love and warm hugs.

Serge.

May the glorious gurus’ lives be long and stable.
May all beings equalling the extent of space have happiness.
May I and others without exception accumulate merit and purify negativities,
And may we be blessed to quickly attain Buddhahood.

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Audio Recordings of Venerable Robina Teachings – July 2018

Click here to listen to the audio recording of teachings by Venerable Robina at HBC during July 2018.

These recordings have also been added to our Resources page.

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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.

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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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