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Teachings

Thursday 22nd (public holiday) & Friday 23rd December

Harare Temple, 7a Ernie’s Lane, Monavale

Topic: Eight Verses of Mind-training

Timings: 09.30-15.30 (Green Tara 0815 - 0915)

Bring and share vegetarian lunch

TOPIC

For centuries Tibetans have used skilful methods for training the mind and cultivating limitless compassion. Using the text The Eight Verses of Mindtraining by Geshe Langri Tangpa, Lama Zangmo will give instructions with an emphasis on using the practice to meet ordinary life situations with intelligence and loving kindness.

SCHEDULE 

Thursday 22nd December0815 – 0915  Green Tara
0930 – 1030  Session 1
1030 – 1100  Tea
1100 – 1230 Session 2
1230 – 1400  Lunch and rest
1400 – 1530   Session 3

Friday 23rd December

0815 – 0915  Green Tara
0930 – 1030  Session 1
1030 – 1100  Tea
1100 – 1230 Session 2
1230 – 1400  Lunch and rest
1400 – 1530 Session 3
1600    Refuge Talk and Ceremony

REFUGE TALK & CEREMONY

Friday 23rd December
Time : 1600
If you would like to take Refuge it is essential that you please put your name down with Jayne Pilossof on 0777 627168

INTERVIEWS

Saturday 24th December - Interviews with Lama Zangmo

Rinpoche's House. 7a Ernies lane, Monavale

Timings: 09.00 onwards

Contact Jayne on 0777627168 for appointments

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RETREAT

Monday 26th December - Monday 2nd January
Retreat at Susurumba Retreat Centre
Topic: Cultivating the Mind

Contact Jayne on 0777627168

TOPIC 

Lama Zangmo will give instructions on some topics from the text A Precious Garland by Gampopa along with meditation instructions. The text gives guidance on what is needed to develop one's understanding, meditation and conduct on the spiritual path. This includes contemplation of the four thoughts that turn the mind to the Dharma.
The retreat will be a combination of teachings, meditation practice and contemplation with time for Q&A and is suitable for anyone wishing to deepen their practice and understanding of the Dharma.

RETREAT SCHEDULE

06.30 -  07.30    Meditation and Praises to Tara
07.30  –  08.30    Breakfast
08.30 - 10.00    Session 1
10.00 – 10.30 Tea break
10.30 - 12.00 Session 2
12.00 –14.00 Lunch/ Rest
14.00- 15.30 Session 3
15.30- 18.00  Afternoon walking/ own time/yoga
18.00-19.00  Soup
19.00-19.45 Session 4 /Chenrezig

ACCOMMODATION

Single room $420
Shared room $280
Camping $175 (own equipment) 
( less 15 % for paid up members ).
Please speak to Dave if the cost of the retreat is prohibitive