Public Talks, Retreats & Workshops

Date/Time Event
Friday 25 Aug 2017
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Pilgrimage to South India Information Session
This 14 day pilgrimage will be led by Geshe Samten. It visits some amazing places like Sera Je Monastery in Byalkuppe, the Anandha Vihara in Hyderabad and the Kanheri caves north of Mumbai. Pilgrimage Dates: 15-28 January 2018   Our partner in arranging...
Saturday 2 Sep 2017
10:00am - 4:00pm
Changing our Lives by Changing our Minds: The Eight Verses of Training the Mind
with Jampa Jaffe It could be said that “Eight Verses for Training the Mind” contains the entire essence of the Buddha’s teaching in a distinct form. —His Holiness the Dalai Lama Composed by the Buddhist master Langri Tangpa (1054-1123), “Eight...
Friday 8 Sep 2017
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Why Buddhism? A secular perspective
with Renate Ogilvie 'Why Buddhism? - A Secular Perspective', addressing secular ethics according to His Holiness the Dalai Lama. The current discussion seems to be more and more about religion becoming a personal pursuit for the few, and ethics of...
Saturday 9 Sep 2017 until 10 Sep 2017
9:30am - 4:30pm
Living Life to the Fullest: Freedom through Self Acceptance
with Renate Ogilvie How would your life change if you genuinely accepted yourself, just the way you are? Most of us do not really live our lives fully because we are trapped by feelings of shame and unworthiness. Learning to...
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...
Friday 15 Sep 2017
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Being Fearless in a Fearful World - a public talk
with Venerable Robina Courtin The Buddhist Path encourages us to be fearless in the face of adversity. How can we step up to this challenge in a world of unpredictability, fear and conflict. Be inspired by Venerable Robina’s dynamic inspirational...
Sunday 24 Sep 2017
10:00am - 3:30pm
Retreat Day: Introduction to Tantra
with Venerable Chokyi The realization of emptiness is crucial for the attainment of liberation and enlightenment. Learn to develop calm abiding and different methods of meditation on emptiness. Date & time: Sunday 24 September; 10am-3:30pm Cost: $35/$30 VI members & DB students Open...
Friday 29 Sep 2017 until 2 Oct 2017
6:00pm - 4:00pm
Vajrasattva Purification Retreat
with Venerable Chokyi 'Vajrasattva retreat is not simply about reciting the mantra and saying some prayers; it is about making the practice effective for your mind, making it the quickest, most powerful way to transform your mind.' Lama Zopa Rinpoche Join...