Central Coast Meditation Centre has been established for 13 years, a non for profit organisation the Centre is dedicated to the dissemination of Tibetan Buddhism. Our mission is to promote the teachings and philosophy of the Buddha and to teach meditation to the public.
The Centre follows the principles of the Sakya lineage of His Holiness Sakya Trizin. And sponsors visiting Tibetan Lamas to give teachings to the people of the Central Coast.
Teaching Tradition: Vajrayana, Sakya.
Spiritual Director: Lama Choedak Rinpoche is the Spiritual Director of the Tibetan Buddhist Society of Canberra (Sakya Losal Choe Dzong www.sakya.com.au.
One of the few meditation masters in Australia, Lama Choedak trained under His Eminence Chogye Trichen Rinpoche (who taught His Holiness the Dalai Lama and His Holiness Sakya Trizin).
Schedule of Teachings and Events 2016
Teachings with Lama Choedak Rinpoche
Lama Choedak Rinpoche is an accomplished teacher in the Sakya tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. Lama Choedak Rinpoche’s profound explanation of meditation and its everyday relevance is renowned for its lucidity, authenticity and humour. Eloquent in the English language and familiar with the Western mind, Rinpoche offers teachings from the heart, spiced with the richness of his knowledge, dedication and realisation.
PUBLIC TALK: Generosity
Friday 18th March 2016 7pm – 9pm
Generosity is the first of the six virtues to be perfected in following the path of the Bodhisattvas. Lama Choedak Rinpoche will discuss the different types of generosity, tips on cultivating and practicing it in thought and action, and its many benefits.
The Buddhist teachings state that we all have something to give, no matter how small or insignificant it might seem. Material goods are one form of giving and there are many other ways to be generous including the giving of our time and energy to others.
Come along and find out more!
Cost: By Donation
FULL DAY WORKSHOP: Teaching on the Heart Sutra
Saturday 19th March 2016 9:30am – 4.30pm
The Heart Sutra is a teaching by the Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara, the Buddha of Compassion, to the monk Shariputra. Although The Heart Sutra is very brief, it contains key concepts of Buddhist Philosophy. These include the skandhas, the four noble truths, the cycle of interdependence and the central concept of Buddhism, Emptiness.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama explains: “Regarding the Heart Sutra, the term heart indicates that among the vast body of teachings on the Prajñaparamita, this text is the very essence—a concise presentation of the teachings elaborated upon in the rest of the prajñaparamita sutras.
Cost: Suggested Donation $50.00
Seats are limited so please RSVP early
Morning Tea: provided
Lunch: Please bring plate to share
INFORMATION AND BOOKINGS:
Venue: 5 Haynes Avenue Umina Beach
Bookings: Donna: 02 43447718 or
8 Week Calm Abiding Meditation Classes -
Private classes are available by appointment only.
Learn the essential life skills of mindfulness, calmness and compassion through the practice of meditation.
Meditation has a proven record in its ability to improve health, awaken happiness and give a clear perspective on life. It enables you to identify the real causes of unhappiness and recover from stress, anxiety as well as manage pain.
There are many styles of meditation and in this course we learn how to focus with single-pointed concentration on the breath as taught in the Buddhist tradition. This technique of mindfulness is a natural process and a fundamental life skill to help you to focus better on ordinary tasks.
This course is presented by Dr Lan -Hoa Le.
Cost: Fee by donation
Dharma Teachings and Intermediate Meditation Classes available
Bookings: Donna 02 4344 7718
or Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Cost: Fee by donation
*Please note: For all events donations go towards visiting teachers and teaching materials.