Advanced Classes (301 redirection to Teachings)

Tuesday night teachings are for students wanting a more advanced approach. Classes are given by the centre’s resident teacher, Geshe Sonam. Some of the teachings require a particular initiation (check the details).

  • The Heart Sutra
    7.30pm Tuesdays 7, 21 Apr; 5, 12, 19 May
    Note: These teachings are in the advanced stream but anyone can attend
    Less than two pages long, the Heart Sutra is a pithy summary of the emptiness of self and all phenomena. An understanding of emptiness helps stop negative emotions arising. A realization of emptiness stops uncontrolled rebirths.
    By donation.

    Note: An audio recording of the sessions is available on this web site.
  • Meditation on the Yamantaka Sadhana
    7.30pm Tuesdays 26 May; 30 Jun;
    Note: A Yamantaka Initiation is a prerequisite to attend the Yamantaka teachings.
    On the last Tuesday of May and June Geshela will explain aspects of the Yamantaka practice. A number of students have received this initiation from Kyabje Choden Rinpoche and have a commitment to do the practice every day.
    By donation.

    Note: An audio recording of the sessions is available on this web site.
  • Lama Tsong Khapa Guru Yoga and Commentary
    7.30pm from Tuesday 16 June
    Kyabje Zopa Rinpoche has said that to have the opportunity to practice this great holy being's (Lama Tsong Khapa’s) yoga is, in general, even more fortunate than having the opportunity to receive other teachings and the opportunity to do other dharma practice. Attempting the guru yoga practice of the inseparability of your own root guru and Lama Tsong Khapa establishes the root of all happiness from this life up to enlightenment.
    By donation.
One Hundred Deities of Tushita

Geshe Ngawang Sonam

Our Resident Teacher

Spiritual development does not come from just reading books on Buddhism and meditation. It is essential to receive teachings from a qualified teacher whose pure lineage can be traced back to the Buddha. In that respect we are fortunate to have Geshe Ngawang Sonam as our resident teacher. Ordained as a monk at the age of 10, he was awarded the title of Geshe after 22 years of study at Sera Jey Monastery in southern India. This study included all the major texts in the Gelugpa tradition. Follow this link to read the full biography of Geshe Ngawang Sonam