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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H.E. Kyabje Ling Rinpoche Arrives in Perth 20 Mar 2018 – Images

Please note that there is a much bigger and better collection of photos of H.E. Kyabje Ling Rinpoche’s arrival in Perth on his Facebook page. Follow this link to view those photos. Once on Facebook, click on any of the photos to launch the carousel viewer. You should not need a Facebook account to view these photos.

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Interfaith Visit Photos

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Interfaith Visit by Iona and CBC students – Early March 2018

Geshela spoke briefly in English to the Year 11 girls and boys from Iona and Christian Brothers Colleges. This was followed by John Waite who explained how Buddhism can help us handle our emotions better and that a scientific approach is encouraged to develop a deeper understanding of our experiences. The students then were given a taste of meditation and kindly gave us some gifts including a white lantern symbolising the practice of Christianity during difficult times.

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Day of Miracles Photos

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Young inspirations at Day of Miracles Chötrul Düchen – 1st March

Buddha performed 15 miracles over 15 days to inspire his followers. Start young and you can accumulate an amazing trove of merit like these young ones at the extensive water and light offerings and Shakyamuni Buddha Puja.

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Holy Day of Miracles – Chötrul Düchen – 1 Mar 2018

The Fifteen Days of Miracles — from the first day of the Tibetan new year (Losar on 16 February 2018) until the fifteenth, Chötrul Düchen (also called Day of Miracles on 1 March 2018) — commemorate the special time when Guru Shakyamuni Buddha showed miraculous powers in order to subdue the Six Founders, who lacked faith in him, and to inspire more faith in his followers. All fifteen days are merit-multiplying days, when the merit of virtuous actions performed on these days is multiplied by 100 million, as cited by Lama Zopa Rinpoche from the vinaya text Treasure of Quotations and Logic.

Program at Hayagriva Buddhist Centre for Chötrul Düchen on Thu 1 Mar 2018:

  • 6.30am Precepts given by Geshe Sonam (eight vows taken for 24 hours with an attitude to benefit others)
  • 1pm Set up extensive water bowls and light offerings
  • 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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Venerable Jampa Dekyi – Jan & Feb 2018

Meditations with Venerable Dekyi

• Thursday Morning – Meditation on the Path
Starts Thu 4 Jan 10.45am-11.45am

Each Thursday morning beginning on 4 January Venerable Dekyi will lead analytical meditations on different Buddhist topics such as compassion, loving kindnesss, precious human rebirth, impermanence and so forth.
By donation.
All welcome, suitable for new and experienced meditators

• Friday Night – Introductory Calm Abiding Meditation and Talk
Starts Fri 5 Jan 7-8:30pm
 Series of 3 Fridays (Please note the start time of 7pm)
Want to start a meditation practice? Venerable Dekyi will cover different postures, different traditions and establishing a daily practice. The focus is on being mindful of your breath and body. It is known as Shamatha or calm abiding meditation which serves to stabilise our mind by cultivating stillness.
By donation.
All welcome, suitable for new and experienced meditators


Tuesday Night Teachings by Venerable Dekyi

Living Mindfully
Tue 9, 16 and 23 Jan 7:30-9pm   
 Series of 3 Tuesdays 
Session 1: Refuge Commitments
Session 2: Individual Liberation Vows
Session 3: Discussion: Bodhisattva Vows (Primary)
Learn about guidelines to better equip us in responding to people and situations. Living in vows lessens and stops the creation of negative karma. It also purifies. It is very important to know what vows have been taken. Over the three weeks, Venerable Dekyi will introduce the Refuge, Laypersons and Bodhisattva Vows in a practical way.
Cost : 1 session $20 (Members $15), 3 sessions $55 (Members $40)
Open to all, whether you have or haven’t taken the Vows
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• Discussion: Secondary Bodhisattva Vows
Tue 30 Jan + 6 Feb 7:30-9pm   
 Over 2 Tuesdays 
The 46 Secondary vows will be introduced.
By Donation

 

• Meaning of ‘Teacher’
Tue 13 Feb 7:30-9pm   

Confusion can arise if we are not clear by the terms ‘Guru’, ‘Lama’ and ‘Teacher’. Ven Dekyi will explain the different types of teachers and their responsibilities and the importance of checking out a Teacher.
By Donation

 


Sunday Teachings by Venerable Dekyi

How Karma Works   Over 2 Sundays 
Sun 7 + 14 Jan 2.00-3.30pm
(Please note the start time of 2pm)
Venerable Dekyi will introduce the workings of karma and how to change our responses to minimise negativity.
By donation


Sunday Workshops  3 Half-Day Workshops 

The Selfie Fixation
Sun 21 Jan 2-5pm
(Please note the start time of 2pm)
Our sense of self pervades our every thought, action and words. Understanding this sense of “I” can free us from a lot of suffering.

• Healthy Self Esteem
Sun 28 Jan 2-5pm
(Please note the start time of 2pm)
Examine why having a “chip on the shoulder” or being proud robs us of true happiness. Find out ways to minimise these and other afflictive emotions and desires.

• Dying Skilfully
Sun 11 Feb 2-5pm
(Please note the start time of 2pm)
Venerable Dekyi will explain what happens when one dies and how we can have less fear if we are prepared.

Workshop Cost: 1 workshop $37 (Members $28), 3 workshops $100 (Members $80)
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