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Introduction to Buddhist Meditation and Philosophy Print
From Monday, 07 January 2013
To Monday, 16 December 2013
8:00pm - 9:00pm Monday of each week

Subject and teacher in the current newsletter.  For an overview of the Monday night format, see the program's webpage.

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Introduction to Buddhist Meditation

Philosophical tools to help you deal with everyday challenges - suitable for beginners and older students alike

Mondays ~ 8pm to 9pm
•3, 10, 17, 24 & 31st August

GesheDogaSmilingThroneStudy Group

An in-depth study into classical Buddhist texts; suitable for those with a reasonable understanding of Buddhist philosophy.

Tuesdays ~ 7.45pm to 9.45pm

GDoga 02abAn Evening with Geshe Doga

Practical instructions for daily life
The Middle Lam Rim—a text by Lama Je Tsong Khapa -Suitable for everyone

Wednesdays ~ 8pm to 9pm

Geshe Doga in Warrnambool

August 7th, 8th & 9th

 

Workshop on Introspection & Patience

August 16th, 10am to 4.30pm

 

White Tara Initiation

August 23rd at 10am

 

Transcript

Lama Zopa Rinpoche's talk given at Tara Institute in November 2014

 

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practising generosity

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Dharma Quote

Why is bodhichitta necessary for success in meditation? Because of selfish grasping. If you have a good meditation but don't have bodhichitta, you will grasp at any little experience of bliss: 'Me, me; I want more, I want more.' Then the good experience disappears completely. Grasping is the greatest distraction to experiencing single-pointed intensive awareness in meditation. And with it, we are always dedicated to our own happiness: 'Me, me; I'm miserable, I want to be happy. Therefore, I'll meditate.' It doesn't work that way. For some reason good meditation and its results – peacefulness, satisfaction and bliss – just don't come.

Lama Thubten Yeshe gave this teaching during a five-day
meditation course he conducted at Dromana,
near Melbourne, Australia, in March, 1975