~ Buddhist Meditation Centre
in Melbourne Australia
Welcome to everyone who aspires to gain happiness and inner peace, through the study, meditation
and practice of Mahayana Buddhism.
Our programmes suit beginners and more advanced students in the quest for a more meaningful life.
Venerable Geshe Doga
Lama Tsong Khapa Day
Sunday December 18th 2022
Lama Tsong Khapa puja starts at 8pm
You are all invited to share in this beautiful ceremony of chanting and meditation. If you wish to make offerings of candles, food and flowers, you are most welcome to do so.
Please contact Paul at TI office on 9596 8900 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Healing Group is Back!
Great news - the Healing Group is back on, apologies for the long delay. We realise many of our TI community would have benefitted from having its support in recent years, however due to covid restrictions and other issues there have been delays. Dr Alan Molloy and Kathi Edward will be leading the new Healing Group, held on alternate Thursday mornings, 11am till 12.30pm, beginning October 13th.
Lama Zopa Rinpoche has given very clear and extensive guidance on how to support people who face serious and perhaps life-threatening illnesses. As a result we have a rich source of insight and inspiration on which to draw. On the basis of Rinpoche's profound approach to healing, as presented in his books such as 'Ultimate Healing', we will incorporate advice, discussions and guided meditations, each session being complete in itself but also sequentially building on the previous ones.
Who is the Healing Group for?
Some of us might say "Well life is itself a terminal illness so we all need to attend the Healing Group!" Yes we understand this sentiment, after all the Buddha did teach, "When there is birth there will be death". We are, all of us, going to die. However, the Healing Group will be restricted to those who are currently facing significant health issues and who need immediate support, and also to their primary carers.
There will be a facility fee of $20 per session (members) and $30 (non-members). Anyone experiencing financial hardship can discuss discounts with Alan or Kathi.
Dr Alan Molloy
the Golden Light Sutra
Recitations for Venerable Geshe Doga’s Long Life
Kyabje Zopa Rinpoche has recommended we do this practice to remove any
obstacles to the Venerable Geshe Doga’s long life.
The recent day of recitations was a great success, adding over 40 recitations to our tally!
Target - 3000
Tally so far - 606
It is especially effective if done by Venerable Geshe Doga’s own students, Rinpoche explained.
If you would like to participate in this meritorious practice, or to report any new recitations for our tally,
You can download the text from the FPMT website here
REGULAR WEEKLY PROGRAMME
December 5, 12 & 19 at 8pm
presented in December by Ashvini Shekhar
Introduction to Buddhist Philosophy and Meditation
Philosophical tools to help you with everyday challenges
Suitable for beginners and older students alike
November 22, 29 & December 6 at 7:45pm
On developing bodhichitta through the seven point cause and effect method.
Bodhichitta is the wish to become enlightened for the benefit of all sentient beings. We do this through cultivating great love, compassion and superior intention. All welcome.
January 11, 18, 25 & February 1
The Wednesday night classes in January will be meditations on developing compassion. This will involve visualising Chenrezig the Buddha of compassion and developing a compassionate attitude. The sessions will consist of explanations of the practice and time engaging in the meditations themselves. There will be time for discussion as well. These classes are suitable for beginners as well as for experienced meditators.
with Damien Busby
REGULAR MONTHLY PROGRAMME
Download free e-books and booklets from our Publications page, including a digital reprint of Inner Peace and Happiness by Geshe Doga and a selection of Geshe-la's archived teachings.
January 9, 16, 23 & 30 at 8pm
presented in January by Mark Fernandes