Vajrayana Institute

A place to fully realise your potential

We offer an extensive program of teachings, meditation, retreats, counseling, healing and social work. Our aim is to provide the opportunity for people to fully realise their potential, transforming their hearts and minds for the benefit of all beings.

VI is a non-profit incorporated association that is affiliated with the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT), a grouping of over 150 meditation centres worldwide. FPMT was established in the 1970s by Lama Thubten Yeshe and the current spiritual director, Lama Zopa Rinpoche. Our teachings are in accordance with the philosophy of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

Visit our centre, located at 9 Victoria Square, Ashfield.

Special Events

His Holiness the Dalai Lama says that Compassion is the practice most needed at this time in the world. Charles Darwin said as humans we are hardwired for compassion. Lama Zopa Rinpoche...
It's a commonly held misconception that spiritual practice and activism conflict. In fact, the logical consequence of successful practice is action for the sake of others; it just naturally follows. But...
We spend our lives being seduced by the outside world, believing utterly that happiness and suffering come from "out there". Even more fundamentally, we assume that we are the handiwork...
Lama Zopa Rinpoche says there is no better practice than purification. During this residential retreat you will learn how to purify negative karma with the powerful practice of Vajrasattva in...
We may find concepts like enlightenment or liberation that refer to some sort of perfected state difficult to understand and relate to our daily life experiences. The Buddha has skilfully...

What’s on this week

July 16, 2018 - July 22, 2018

Class

Monday (July 16, 2018)
Pujas & Practices 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Chokhor Duchen & International Sangha Day: Special Puja - withSenior Students
Known in English as “Turning the Wheel of Dharma,” Chokhor Duchen commemorates the anniversary of Guru Shakyamuni Buddha’s...
Friday (July 20, 2018)
Buddhism 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Public Talk: Untangling the heart-knots of suffering with Wai Cheong Kok - withHome
We may find concepts like enlightenment or liberation that refer to some sort of perfected state difficult to...
Sunday (July 22, 2018)
Buddhism 10:00 am - 3:30 pm Workshop: Meditations for Untangling our Heart-knots of Suffering with Wai Cheong Kok - withHome
In this meditation workshop we will try on a series of guided meditations aimed at working on the...
Pujas & Practices 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Guru Puja - Tsog - withSenior Students
A puja is a special ceremony in which prayers are offered to the Buddhas or different manifestations of...

July 16, 2018 - July 22, 2018

Geshe-la was born at Panchamari, MP, India. At the age of nine, he entered the Sera Monastic Institute and took the vows of monk ordination with His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Geshe-la completed his studies and attained his Geshe degree at the highest level of a Lharampa, the equivalent of a PhD in Buddhist Philosophy. He taught as a lecturer in the Gelug tradition at the Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies, Sarnath. Since 2003, Geshe-la has been the main resident teacher at VI.

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