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Introduction to Buddhist Philosophy & Meditation

Philosophical tools to help you deal with everyday challenges

Mondays 8pm to 9pm:   talk by senior students.  Suitable for beginners.

The Buddha taught that the key to peace of mind & happiness is to generate & apply a warm & kind heart in our daily interactions.

One way to cultivate and maintain loving kindness is to listen to the Buddha’s wisdom and develop a regular mediation practice. So each month a senior student introduces a different aspect of Buddhist philosophy and meditation.

The aim is to couple Buddhist theory with practical techniques that you can use every day and each class will give you something useful to contemplate. The evening usually ends with a brief question and answer session, so please feel able to ask any questions you might have.

Classes are open to everyone, regardless of religious affiliation or current knowledge of Buddhism. If you’ve never been to a Buddhist Centre, the Gompa Etiquette page will acquaint you with some of our practices.

While there can be between 50 to 150 people attending, there is no need to book. Simply come to the front entrance where there will be two people at the desk; you can just let them know you are new and they will introduce you to the Centre. To assist in maintaining the Centre and the ongoing teaching program we do ask for a $5 donation to help cover facility costs.

Advice for Newcomers to the Dharma

Share a meal with Dharma friends

Dining RoomThree-course vegetarian meals are available in the Tara Institute dining room on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings between 6.30pm and 7.30pm. To make your booking for catering purposes, please call our office on (03) 9596 8900 before 3pm on the day you wish to dine.  You can call the office on the day to find out what's for dinner!  Click here for more information.

After the class, please join your fellow attendees for a cup of tea or coffee and a piece of cake or a biscuit in the dining room or check out our Bookshop  

If you have further questions, please call our office on (03) 9596 8900 between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday. Be sure to check the Calendar for details on current and upcoming subjects.

 

Transcript

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

 

Introduction to Buddhist Meditation

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

Mondays ~ 8pm to 9pm
•5, 12, 19 & 26 January 2015

Everyone is welcome  - Please note there is no meal service in January and the office is closed until the 19th of January

Wednesdays in January 2015

8pm to 9pm - 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th January and 4th February

Everyone is welcome  - Please note there is no meal service in January and the office is closed until the 19th of January

Praise for Geshe Doga

as given by students at the Long Life Puja for Geshe Doga 2014

Donations 

practising generosity

Bequests

Dharma Quote

I believe that the purpose of life is to be happy. From the moment of birth, every human being wants happiness and does not want suffering.  Neither social conditioning nor education nor ideology affect this.  From the very core of our being, we simply desire contentment.

XIVth Dalai Lama