Public Talks, Retreats & Workshops

Date/Time Event
Friday 30 Jun 2017
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Public Talk: Mindfulness without Meditation with Wai Cheong Kok
Introduction to a socio-cognitive definition of mindfulness from the work of Ellen Langer and how we can be more mindful without meditating. All welcome! Date: Friday, 30 June Time: 7:00 - 8:30pm Cost: $30 / $27 VI member     ABOUT THE TEACHER Wai...
Saturday 1 Jul 2017
10:00am - 3:30pm
Shifting perspectives: Exploring the right view of emptiness (1-day Workshop)
with Wai Cheong Kok Shifting perspectives: Exploring the right view of emptiness will be a Meditative Review of the 'Ornament for Clear Realisations'. In this 1-day workshop, Wai Cheong will present a series of guided meditations on different ways of...
Sunday 2 Jul 2017
10:00am - 3:30pm
Developing a Unified Mind of Samadhi (1-day Workshop)
with Wai Cheong Kok This second 1-day workshop with Wai Cheong will be series of guided meditations to present some of his thoughts on the topic of 'Developing a Unified Mind of Samadhi' and how we can cultivate it even in...
Friday 7 Jul 2017
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Spiritual Realisations: What They Are and How To Achieve Them with Wai Cheong Kok (Public Talk)
An introduction to the topic of realisations in Buddhism from the perspectives of different Buddhist traditions, including that of Maitreya’s Ornament of Clear Realisation. All welcome! Date: Friday, 7 July Time: 7:00 - 8:30pm Cost: $30 / $27 VI member      ...
Sunday 9 Jul 2017
10:00am - 3:30pm
Spiritual Realisations: What They Are and How To Achieve Them (1-day Workshop)
This workshop will be series of guided meditations based on some topics in Maitreya’s Ornament of Clear Realisation.  All welcome. Date: Sunday, 9 July Time: 10:00am - 3:30pm Cost: $60 / $50 VI member       ABOUT THE TEACHER Wai Cheong Kok is...
Sunday 16 Jul 2017
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Public Talk: Where Physics and Buddhism Meet
with B. Alan Wallace All stories we tell ourselves about the physical universe, life, the mind, and human nature all begin with starting assumptions, beliefs, axioms, or theorems which we cannot prove, and they evolve in relation to the focus...
Monday 17 Jul 2017 until 23 Jul 2017
11:00am - 2:30pm
Four Close Applications of Mindfulness - Meditation Retreat
with B. Alan Wallace During this retreat, Alan Wallace will offer an oral commentary on Śāntideva’s chapter on “The Four Close Applications of Mindfulness” in his Compendium of Practices (Ṣikśasamuccaya). This chapter presents ways of meditatively exploring the nature of...
Tuesday 12 Sep 2017 until 17 Sep 2017
5:00pm - 2:00pm
Green Tara Retreat
with Venerable Robina Courtin Green Tara is the swift and loving manifestation of enlightened female energy and of all the buddhas whose activities are focused on liberating us from fears and obstacles. Green Tara is associated with enlightened activity and...