Friday 17th May 7:00pm - The Life of the Buddha
Who is the Buddha? Buddha was an Indian prince, who renounced the throne and became a seeker of the meaning of life. Knowing the inevitable nature of birth, old-age, sickness and death, he lost his appetite for temporary comfort but went in deep meditation in the forest and attained enlightenment. He taught the world ‘Dharma’ through his experience and realisation – not through belief. In 21st century, everyone is learning his teachings including top scientists. Come and listen to the story of an extraordinary man, who is revered by all who can reason.
Saturday 18th May 9:00am – 4:00pm - How to Change Your Karma through Vajrasattva Meditation
Karma is an understanding of the workings of the law of cause and effect of what one does. Karma is not destiny or fate. It is not what happens to us but rather what one can do to change situations by consciously knowing how to adopt some and how to reject other conducts. There are certain signs of karmic patterns that can be modified and changed through a prescribed meditative techniques known as Vajrasattva (diamond being). In this special workshop, one will receive the transmission and knowledge how to use this profound Tibetan Buddhist meditation techniques used daily by His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
Saturday 18th May 7:00pm - Amitabha Sleeping Yoga
Quality sleep is one of the four essential daily activities. Most people sleep at least 7 to 8 hours a day – a third of their lifespan – yet many suffer from sleep deprivation, unable to sleep well and are often tired during the day. They may lie in bed, but are too frenetic or anxious to rest properly. People who do not sleep well are often short-tempered, forgetful and lack mindfulness.
The Buddha taught meditation applicable to all four types of human activity: sitting, standing, walking and lying down. Combining meditation with the preparations for going to sleep is a form of the discipline of meditation called sleeping yoga. The teachings on Amitabha Sleeping Yoga have been handed down as an unbroken transmission by great the Tibetan Sakya masters, and this is the first time that Lama Choedak Rinpoche has offered these teachings as a workshop. By receiving the special instructions on this practice, you will learn the powerful skill of sleeping well without resorting to other means, e.g. sleeping pills, and many positive changes to your waking hours will result.
Sunday 19th May 9:00am – 3:30pm - Lo-jong: The Training of the Heart’s Mind
Lo-jong is the highest training of the Heart’s Mind that teaches one ‘how to love without getting hurt and live without blaming others’. Lo-jong contains a set of pithy instructions practiced and taught by Mahayana Buddhist thinkers. It contains many strking slogans such as ‘Accept all the blames and give all the credit to others’ and ‘Do not seek compliments’ which makes all to stop and think and feel in the heart before taking any action. It is a mindfulness training of the ‘heart’s mind’ that can soften one’s heart and release all the causes of suffering and learn to live happily by learning to practice loving kindness, compassion and understanding.
Venue: Carville Seniors Hall, Cnr Diprose & Albury St. Pimlico, 4812
- Single Evening talks: $15/$10.00 concession/members – No registration necessary
- Single Saturday or Sunday (includes Friday/ Saturday evening talks):$80/$70.00 concession/members – Please register
- Full weekend (includes Friday/Saturday evening talks): $160/$140.00 concession/members – Please register
Morning tea will be provided, but please bring your own lunch. Please download, complete and send in the registration form for the weekend (pdf) if you intend to come to either of the day-time sessions.
Phil: 04 9902 6184 Email: email@example.com
Tharlam Ling Buddhist Centre Inc. www.sakya.com.au/townsville
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