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Spiritual Director

Foundation For the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT)

Lama Zopa Rinpoche

 Lama Zopa Rinpoche is a Tibetan Buddhist scholar and meditator who for over 30 years has overseen the spiritual activities of the extensive worldwide network of centers, projects and services that form the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT) which he founded with Lama Thubten Yeshe.

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7 October 2023  - 7.30pm - 9.30pm

The ultimate purpose of the Buddhist view, practice and meditation is to lead us to Enlightenment in order to benefit others. Everyone has the potential for Enlightenment but not necessarily the inclination or ability in this life. Luckily Buddhism isn’t just for yogis. It can also help us, ordinary people, in our everyday life. Karma, equanimity, mindfulness and Bodhicitta are profound Buddhist practices. Hearing, contemplating, and meditating on the Buddha’s teachings, can help us live a better life, with less noise and confusion in our minds. By lessening the ego grasping, developing a discerning mind, and expanding our compassion. We become less concerned and critical of others and become more open and understanding. Sessions will run for one hour and include guided meditations, a talk, and time for questions.

 

While our teachers kindly volunteer their time for these teachings and do not take any payment, there is a suggested facility fee of $5. This fee goes towards the general running of our centre.

 

Everyone is welcome and there is no need to book. For any inquires about these teachings please contact spc@tarainstitute.org.au or call 9596 8900.

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“Generosity is the most natural outward expression of an inner attitude of compassion and
loving-kindness. When one desires to alleviate the suffering of others and to promote their
well-being, then generosity - in action, word, and thought - is this desire put into practice. It is
important to recognise the & quot; generosity" here refers not just to giving in a material sense, but to
generosity of the heart.”
His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Thu, 14 Dec | 8pm - 9pm | Brighton East

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Buddhism in the 21st Century Talk at Tara Institute
Tenzin Osel Hita

There will be a special talk by Osel Hita at Tara Institute next Thursday 14 December at 8pm at Tara Institute.

MONDAYS

Introduction to Buddhist Philosophy and Meditation

with John Wright

 6, 13, 20 & 27 November at 8:00pm

Each month, a senior student introduces an aspect of Buddhist philosophy and meditation.

 

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TUESDAYS

Middle Length Lamrim by Lama Tsong Khapa with Venerable Geshe Doga

7 November at 7:45pm 

 

14, 21 & 28 November Study Group Discussion

Geshe Doga will continue his commentary on Lama Tsong Khapa’s Middle Length Lam Rim.

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WEDNESDAYS

Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life

with Geshe Lobsang Dorje

1 & 8 November at 8:00pm

 

15, 22 & 29 November - White Tara Practice Night 

Venerable Geshe Lobsang will teach on Shantideva’s text The Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life.

Thu, 14 Dec | 8pm - 9pm | Brighton East

Tenzin Osel Hita
Buddhism in the 21st Century Talk at Tara Institute
Tenzin Osel Hita

There will be a special talk by Osel Hita at Tara Institute next Thursday 14 December at 8pm at Tara Institute.

Sun, 22 Oct | 10am - 2pm | Brighton East

Long Life Puja for 
Venerable Geshe Doga

SAVE THE DATE! 

Each year, in order to thank our beloved teacher Geshe Doga for his unwavering commitment and kindness to the students and friends of Tara Institute since 1984, the Long Life Puja is offered to him for his long and healthy life. Follow by a delicious lunch.

 

Everyone is welcome!

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Twelve Links of Dependent Origination 

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 24
9am - 5pm
Lunch Included

Members - $50

Non-Members - $70

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As quoted by Geshe Doga in 2015 teaching - The purpose of learning about the twelve links of interdependent origination is to achieve the goal of reaching the highest states of samsaric existence, and also to gain freedom from this samsaric realm. Through understanding these twelve links we will understand how we are reborn time and time again, and this understanding will help us to avoid being reborn in the lower, or suffering realms.

Please click here to register

Call 9596 8900 or email spc@tarainstitute.org.au for more information. 

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Sun, 15 Oct | 10am - 12pm | Brighton East

White Tara Initiation for Long Life

with Geshe Doga

White Tara is associated with practices which can contribute to enhancing one’s lifespan and overcome life-threatening hindrances. White Tara practice can also be done on behalf of someone who is ill. Venerable Geshe Doga prepares for the empowerment by doing a White Tara retreat on our behalf, and dedicates the positive energy to our physical, spiritual and mental wellbeing.

Book Your Evening Meals!

Our dining room is once again be serving evening meals prior to teaching sessions on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Why not come for a delicious vegetarian meal before heading into the Gompa for a Dharma teaching?

(Please note that 4th Oct 2023 is the last date of the meal service for this year.)

Bookings essential, please email Paul at admin@tarainstitute.org.au, phone 9596 8900  by 2pm on the day

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Sun, 24 Sept | 9am - 5pm | Brighton East

Twelve Links of Dependent Origination
ONE DAY COURSE

with Geshe Lobsang Dorje

Lunch included Members - $50   Non-members - $70

 

As quoted by Geshe Doga in 2015 teaching - The purpose of learning about the twelve links of interdependent origination is to achieve the goal of reaching the highest states of samsaric existence, and also to gain freedom from this samsaric realm. 

Sun, 22 Oct | 10am - 2pm | Brighton East

Long Life Puja for 
Venerable Geshe Doga

SAVE THE DATE! 

Each year, in order to thank our beloved teacher Geshe Doga for his unwavering commitment and kindness to the students and friends of Tara Institute since 1984, the Long Life Puja is offered to him for his long and healthy life. Follow by a delicious lunch.

 

Everyone is welcome!

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Fri, 03 Nov 8pm - Mon, 06 Nov 7am | Brighton East

Nyung Nye Retreat
Retreat

Fasting & Purification Practice on Chenrezig, Buddha of Compassion

Residential

TI members $60 / Non-members $75

Non residential

TI members $45 / Non-members $60

 

The Nyung Nye meditation practice, based on Chenrezig, the Buddha of Compassion, is a concentrated practice consisting of eight meditation sessions, with praises, prostrations and mantra recitations over 2 days.  The emphasis of this practice is on developing compassion.

Sat, 07 Oct | 7.30pm - 9.30pm | Brighton East

TI Fundraising (Building fund)-
Movie Night
<Wondering But Not Lost>

by Director Paul McGowan - English / 89 min

Event Cost:

Members $10   Non-members $12    Concession: $5

 

Celebrated Tibetan Buddhist meditation teacher Mingyur Rinpoche walks away from his life of comfort to live that of a wandering yogi, spending four and a half years incognito on the streets of India, Nepal, and in Himalayan caves. He returns to share insights gained into the true nature of mind.

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Sun, 24 Sept | 9am - 5pm | Brighton East

Twelve Links of Dependent Origination
ONE DAY COURSE

with Geshe Lobsang Dorje

Lunch included Members - $50   Non-members - $70

 

As quoted by Geshe Doga in 2015 teaching - The purpose of learning about the twelve links of interdependent origination is to achieve the goal of reaching the highest states of samsaric existence, and also to gain freedom from this samsaric realm. 

Sun, 22 Oct | 10am - 2pm | Brighton East

Long Life Puja for 
Venerable Geshe Doga

SAVE THE DATE! 

Each year, in order to thank our beloved teacher Geshe Doga for his unwavering commitment and kindness to the students and friends of Tara Institute since 1984, the Long Life Puja is offered to him for his long and healthy life. Follow by a delicious lunch.

 

Everyone is welcome!

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Fri, 03 Nov 8pm - Mon, 06 Nov 7am | Brighton East

Nyung Nye Retreat
Retreat

Fasting & Purification Practice on Chenrezig, Buddha of Compassion

Residential

TI members $60 / Non-members $75

Non residential

TI members $45 / Non-members $60

 

The Nyung Nye meditation practice, based on Chenrezig, the Buddha of Compassion, is a concentrated practice consisting of eight meditation sessions, with praises, prostrations and mantra recitations over 2 days.  The emphasis of this practice is on developing compassion.

Sat, 07 Oct | 7.30pm - 9.30pm | Brighton East

TI Fundraising -
Movie Night
<Wondering But Not Lost>

by Director Paul McGowan - English / 89 min

Event Cost:

Members $10   Non-members $12    Concession: $5

 

As part of TI’s continuous efforts and initiatives to upkeep our historic building, we are holding this special fundraising event. 

Please come along to watch this inspiring movie about Mingyur Rinpoche, who is also a close friend of Lama Zopa Rinpoche.

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Sun, 15 Oct | 10am - 12pm | Brighton East

White Tara Initiation for Long Life

with Geshe Doga

White Tara is associated with practices which can contribute to enhancing one’s lifespan and overcome life-threatening hindrances. White Tara practice can also be done on behalf of someone who is ill. Venerable Geshe Doga prepares for the empowerment by doing a White Tara retreat on our behalf, and dedicates the positive energy to our physical, spiritual and mental wellbeing.

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MEDITATIONS for Modern Minds

Volume 3

By Katrina Moxey 

This book is a collection of fascinating Monday night Introduction to Buddhism teachings at Tara Institute in 2022, which also includes step-by-step meditations and sometimes question and answer sessions. Each author has also written a compelling personal introduction before their teaching on how meditation and buddhism has helped them navigate the ups and downs of life.

These are unique teachings in that they are given by experienced and engaging teachers who can clearly talk about the concepts in ancient Buddhist teachings and apply them to modern life.
 

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Book Your Evening Meals!

Our dining room is once again be serving evening meals prior to teaching sessions on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Why not come for a delicious vegetarian meal before heading into the Gompa for a Dharma teaching?

Bookings are preferred, by 2pm on the day