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.
WHAT IS BUDDHISM…
Friday 29Th November 2013 7pm – 9pm
Cost: $25 full price- Concession $20
Buddhism is often associated with nothing beyond vegetarianism, nonviolence, peace, the happiness movement, incense, chanting, beads and meditation. Prince Siddhartha (Buddha) who sacrificed all the comforts and luxuries of a palace life, must have been searching for more than passivity and a back to nature sanctuary when he set out to discover enlightenment. What did this Indian prince say that earned so much respect and admiration even from sceptical modern scientists like Albert Einstein?
FULL DAY TEACHING
Saturday 30th November 9:30am – 4.30pm
AN INTRODUCTION TO CALM ABIDING MEDITATION
Cost $50 day Full Price: (includes the recent publication) Taming the Elephant Mind:
A Handbook on the Theory and Practice of Calm Abiding Meditation.
Many people think meditation has something to do with relaxation, with watching the sunset or the waves at the beach. Charming phrases like “letting go” and “being carefree” come to mind. From a Buddhist point of view, meditation is slightly more than that.
Calm Abiding Meditation techniques help our minds to become relaxed, focused and peaceful. This enables us to recognise the causes of our unhappiness and to recover from stress, anxiety and tension. Learning to have Calm Abiding as a way of being helps us to remove undesirable habits, improves our confidence and adds a touch of dignity and sacredness to our life.
Note: Morning, afternoon tea and lunch provided BOOKINGS Essential
VENUE: Central Coast Meditation Centre (non-profit organisation)
5 Haynes Avenue Umina Beach 2257
Contact: Donna or Lan-hoa
Phone: 02 4344 7718 or 0411331038
Central Coast Meditation Centre has been established for 10 years, a non for profit organisation the Centre is dedicated to the dissemination of Tibetan Buddhism.
Teaching Tradition: Vajrayana, Sakya.
- Samatha - Calm Abiding Meditation
- Vipassana – Insight Meditation
- Diamond Sutra
- Heart Sutra
- The Way of the Bodhisattva
- The Hundred Thousand Songs of Milarepa
- Kamalashila – Stages of Meditation
- Analytical Meditation
- Dzogchen Teachings by Soygal Rinpoche
- Kamalashila Lojong - mind meditation
- Atisha’s Teachings
- 'Thich Nhat Hanh' Teachings – Path of Tranquility, Present Moment, Ultimate Dimensions
- ... and many other teachings
- Special teachings for children including: Calm Abiding Meditation, Basic Buddhist Philosophy
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).