august, 2020

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23aug10:30 am3:00 pmFeaturedNature of Mind and Cyclic Existencewith Venerable Gyatso10:30 am - 3:00 pm Teacher: Ven. Thubten Gyatso Event Type:Class/CoursesLevel:Beginners,Intermediate

Event Details

It is said that our mind is the source of all our happiness and suffering. What exactly is this “mind”? How is the mind related to the body, in particular the brain? Does it have a beginning and an end? In this workshop, we will explore the nature of our mind and how it creates all our experiences in cyclic existence.

While the teachings and forms of meditation we will experience are rooted in Buddhist teachings, the study and practice of these teachings and practices are applicable to anyone from any background or religion, and all are welcome. Open to all faiths or no faith.


About Venerable Gyatso

Ven Thubten Gyatso was ordained by Lama Thubten Yeshe in the 1970s and was one of the first Westerners to become a monk in the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism. He is a Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition veteran who has been instrumental in establishing a number of Dharma centres including Thubten Shedrup Ling Monastery.

Gyatso is the author of The Perfect Mirror, A Leaf in the Wind and, The World and Ourselves. Gyatso regularly teaches and leads retreats at Atisha Centre in Bendigo and is Director of Thubten Shedrup Ling Monastery.


No need to register. Please arrive 15 minutes early on the 22nd to check-in and find a seat

Lunch will not be provided. Please BYO your lunch and a bottle of water for drinking. At this time we ask students not to share food or drinks. Thank you for your understanding 

Vajrayana Institute is able to offer these classes thanks to the generosity and kindness of previous students and members. Donations are appreciated and will enable us to offer more amazing teachings like these in the future!

Suggested donation $40 per day but no set amount. You can make your secure donation at any time here


Ven. Thubten Gyatso


(Sunday) 10:30 am - 3:00 pm