Central Coast Meditation Centre has been established for 11 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 2014
Sunday Drop in Calm Abiding Meditation Class
Sunday 10am – 12.00
Intermediate: Sunday 11am - 12.00
There is no set fee for attending any of the above meditation classes, however, a suggested offering of $10 would be greatly appreciated.
JUNE WEEKEND WORKSHOP:
TEACHINGS WITH LAMA CHOEDAK RINPOCHE
Born in Tibet in 1954, Lama Choedak Rinpoche is one of the few Tibetan Buddhist meditation masters teaching in Australia. Lama Choedak Rinpoche is a highly recognized Tibetan Teacher with over 20 years of experience of living and teaching in Australia. He has a deep understanding of the western culture and mind, and offers a useful integration of Tibetan Buddhist Teachings and Western understandings. As well as this, he brings a tremendous sense of humour to his talks and teachings.
Saturday and Sunday 14th and 15th JUNE Weekend Workshop:
White Tara Empowerment and Teaching
The teaching is a visual meditation in which we learn to create a connection with an enlightened being. Basic Buddhist meditation techniques are included in the practice, with special emphasis placed on the creative visualisation meditations of Vajrayana Buddhism.
The practice and teachings of White Tara will be valuable in everyday life and can help bring greater clarity, calm and inner-joy. Students who receive the empowerment and undertake the practice of White Tara will increase their spiritual vitality, intensify their capacity for compassion, and overcome fears, including the fear of death.
Who is White Tara?
White Tara represents the feminine energy of the Buddha’s. She is said to have originated from the tears of the deity Avalokiteshvara when he wept about the extent and intensity of the suffering experienced by all beings. White Tara is the female Bodhisattva that represents the qualities of compassion, long life, healing and serenity. She is also known as The Wish fulfilling Wheel, or Cintachakra; and also as Samaya Tara, meaning Vow Tara. This refers to Tara's vow to save all beings from suffering and also to our Bodhisattva vow. One calls on her for health, strength, and longevity. Her white colour indicates purity, but also indicates that she is Ultimate Truth, complete and undifferentiated. She has seven eyes: the two usual eyes, plus an eye in the centre of her forehead and eyes in her hands and feet. These indicate that she sees all suffering and all cries for help, even in the human world, even in the worlds of pain, using both ordinary and psychic or extraordinary means of perception.
The schedule for the White Tara weekend will be as follows:
SATURDAY 14 June
9.00am White Tara empowerment ceremony
11.30 White Tara teachings
1.00pm Lunch break
2.00pm White Tara Sadhana practice
4.00pm White Tara teachings
5.30pm Dinner break
6.30pm White Tara Sadhana practice
SUNDAY 15 June
9.00 White Tara Teachings
11.30am White Tara Sadhana Practice
1.00pm Lunch Break
2.00pm White Tara teachings
4.00pm White Tara Sadhana Practice
Seats are limited so please RSVP early on the contact details below!
Venue: Central Coast Meditation Centre 5 Haynes Avenue Umina Beach
Full weekend Cost: $60
Note: Morning, afternoon tea and lunch and Dinner provided
RSVP: Contact: Donna 02 43447718 or Lan-Hoa 0411331038 OR