Wednesday 17th July – Saturday 20th July 2019
Venerable Jamyang, a western nun, was born in the Netherlands but has lived in Australia for many years. Jamyang attended a ten-day introductory Buddhist course at Tushita Meditation Centre in Dharmasala, India, in 1997 and took ordination in 2000. She completed the five-year FPMT Basic Program at Chenrezig Institute in Australia and the six-year Masters Program of Advanced Buddhist Philosophical Studies at Lama Tsong Khapa Institute in Italy in 2017. She has taught at several Australian Buddhist Centres.
- 7pm Thursday 18th July (Note early start time)
Ven. Jamyang will lead meditation on the mind: what is the mind, what arises in the mind, how do we react, what are the disadvantages of our reactions, and how can we do things differently? No advance booking required. Cost: By Donation
- 10am Sunday 21st July
Ven. Jamyang will lead the Sunday meditation.No advance booking required. Cost: By Donation
- The Eight Worldly Dharmas (over 2 nights)
7.30pm Wednesday 17th July and Friday 19th July
What motivates us when we move through our lives? How does that differ when we engage in Dharma practice? With the way our mind works our motivation is usually focussed on the self and on this life. In order to make our Dharma practice pure and powerful we need to generate a motivation that renounces eight worldly attachments. We can do that by extending our focus to higher goals, such as liberation and enlightenment. We can also let go of our self-cherishing mind and instead cherish others more than oneself.
In these two teachings the eight worldly dharmas will be explained, and how they motivate us to create the causes for suffering again and again. We will also look into ways we can transform our mind, so that are all our actions, including our Dharma practice, become causes for (the highest) happiness.
- Why do we study Buddhist Tenets
10am-3.30pm Saturday 20th July
In order to find happiness, we need to think and act in accordance with reality. Due to our ignorance we hold things to exist that in actuality do not exist, or we deny things to exist that in actuality do exist. The more we can bring our thinking in line with the truth, the less suffering we create.
In this one-day workshop we will discover the benefits of studying tenets to help us understand the experiences of the ups and downs of living.
Please bring a vegetarian lunch to share at the Saturday workshop.
One Night $25 ($20 Member)
Workshop $55 ($45 Member)
All sessions $95 ($75 Member)
Sangha are admitted free of charge. We ask that you contact our SPC so we can manage seating.
Venue for all sessions: Hayagriva Buddhist Centre, 64 Banksia Terrace, Kensington