Hayagriva is affiliated with the FPMT, a Buddhist organisation with over 160 affiliated centres, monasteries, nunneries, retreat centres, and charitable projects around the world. The FPMT has created Discovering Buddhism, a structured curriculum aimed specifically at newcomers to Buddhism. Discovering Buddhism has 13 modules. Modules are self-contained and can be taken in any order. Each module is taught over several sessions (one per week) and ends with a “retreat”. The “retreat” is an intensive practical conclusion to the module and takes place over an entire day on a weekend (or over two days on a long weekend).
Venerable Chökyi teaches the Discovering Buddhism modules on Sundays (11.30am to 1pm). Discovering Buddhism can be taken as a formal program with accreditation. When you register for Discovering Buddhism at HBC, each week, you will receive the printed material. Discovering Buddhism is described in more detail on the FPMT website.
Seating: We recommend early arrival. Seating is inside the gompa on a cushion or on a chair for the first 80 persons on a first-come-first-servce basis. Our centre has a maximum capacity that we cannot exceed by law. Anyone arriving after the gompa is full will be seated in our reception area or outside (under cover) at the back of our gompa. A TV relay of proceedings will be provided to those seated outside the gompa.
Payment: Payment is made via a secure payment page where you can choose to pay by PayPal or credit card. When paying by credit card you do not need a PayPal account.
Wheelchair access is available but we ask you to contact us in advance (9367 4817 Mon to Sat 10am-2pm) so we can ensure our access ramp is ready.
We do not issue tickets. If possible, bring your receipt of payment with you (as emailed to you by PayPal) or have it available on your smartphone.
You are welcome to attend and pay at the door, however, you may need to wait until those who have booked and paid in advance have arrived if the venue’s capacity has already been pre-sold.
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