“Your up and down emotions are like clouds in the sky; beyond them, the real basic human nature is clear and pure.”  
- Lama Thubten Yeshe

“Real happiness in life starts when you begin to cherish others.”  
- Lama Zopa Rinpoche

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Upcoming Events

Sat 20
Jan

Eight Verses of Thought Transformation with Geshe Sherab
10:00am - 4:00pm


Fri 26
Jan

The Mind at Rest - Introduction to Non-Meditation
7:00pm - 8:30pm


Sat 27
Jan

The Art of Forgiveness
9:30am - 4:30pm


Tue 30
Jan

Exploring Emotions
7:00pm - 8:30pm


Mon 5
Feb

What is Buddhism About?
7:00pm - 8:30pm


Tue 6
Feb

Exploring Emotions
7:00pm - 8:30pm


Tue 13
Feb

Exploring Emotions
7:00pm - 8:30pm


Notice Board

Vajrayana Institute will have the last teaching for 2017 on Friday 15 December.

There are 2 Special Events in January - we have Geshe Sherab and Renate Ogilvie and Jampa Jaffe is back by popular demand at the end of January. Please see the home page and/or calendar for details.

Wishing you a happy and safe festive season.

         
                 

Highlights

Special Events January 2018

Eight Verses of Thought Transformation with Geshe Sherab

Join Geshe Sherab for a weekend exploring this popular teaching on mind training by Geshe Langri Tangpa. As we practice these teachings in daily life, we train our mind to embrace reality in wholesome, compassionate and wise ways of living and being in the world. Awaken your heart and mind and learn to transform adversity and hardship into opportunities to flourish.
Dates & time: Saturday 20 & Sunday 21 January; 10am-4pm

 

The Mind at Rest – Introduction to Non-Meditation with Renate Ogilvie

Expectation and the craving of achievement are the twin obstacles in the Western mind that prevent us from leading a serene and relaxed life. By contrast, if we learn to simply observe our mind and befriend it without expectation or judgment, we allow it to relax, expand and be at rest. Introduction and some very brief practical exercises. Q&A. Beginners & experienced meditators welcome.
Date & time: Friday 26 January; 7.00-8.30pm

 

The Art of Forgiveness with Renate Ogilvie

This weekend workshop teaches effective, practical methods of unburdening ourselves of anger, regret, fear, and resentment. Led by renowned psychotherapist Renate Ogilvie, the workshop investigates the wisdom of compassion and forgiveness towards others and ourselves, and ways to let go of the past and reclaim our life. All welcome.
Dates & time: Saturday 27  – Sunday 28 January; 9:30am – 4:30pm
   

Also back by popular demand

Exploring Emotions with Jampa Jaffe

While Geshe Samten is leading the VI pilgrimage in India, Jampa Jaffe will give a series of three teachings exploring emotions. Sometimes our relationship to our emotions can be as problematic as the emotions themselves. Over three consecutive Tuesday evenings, we will explore what are emotions, how are we to judge them or should we not judge them at all, and look at some methods for working with the specific emotions of anger and attachment.
Dates & time: Tuesday 30 January, 6 February, 13 February; 7.00-8.30pm