Green-Double-Vajra_75Welcome to our Beginning Buddhism course schedule

If you would like to know a little about Buddhism and how it relates to our daily lives, these courses offer a gentle introduction. They include workshops on meditation, dealing with disturbing emotions, and courses on basic Buddhist ideas. They are suitable for everyone.

Karmic Connections with Ven Tony

Is there really such a thing as your soul mate? Karma is a word many of us are familiar with but what does it really mean? And what is the karma that creates connections between people?  Venerable Tony will introduce you to the basics of karma and explain the cause and effect relationships between our actions and their results. A great course for beginners and those looking to get a firm understanding in this life changing subject.

Saturday 29 July 9 am to 3:30 pm
Held in the Gompa at Chenrezig Institute.  book now
Facility fee $75

Venerable Tony trained and worked as a psychiatric nurse before he was ordained in 1991. He teaches around the world sharing his understanding with gentle compassion.

The Art of Patience with Corey Jackson

Patience is the Buddhist antidote to anger. It is the state of mind that allows us to remain calm and focused on the long term goal when it feels like we may never get there. It’s also the force that stops us lashing out when we don’t get what we want or when we find ourselves with something we were trying to avoid. Corey will share practical tools and inspiring examples to help you work with anger in a way that is positive and empowering. This course is suitable for all students.

Sunday 30 July 9 am to 3:30 pmbook now
Held in the Gompa at Chenrezig Institute. 
Facility fee $75

Corey Jackson studied Buddhist Philosophy and Tibetan language before working as an FPMT translator. He was awarded a prize by the Khyentse Foundation for excellence in Buddhist Studies.

Buddhism is Better than Chocolate! A talk for Beginners by Geshe Tsultrim

We love chocolate. Perhaps so much so that on some level we may believe, as long as I have chocolate, I’ll be happy” Lama Yeshe

Geshe Tsultrim introduces Buddhism in a fun and informative way. This is a great session for beginners with time to answer your questions too.

Sunday 7 August 11.00 am to 12 noon as part of Open Day. Held in the Gompa at Chenrezig Institute.
By donationEveryone Welcome. No bookings needed.

Geshe Phuntsok Tsultrim is our resident teacher with over two decades of wisdom to share in his warm and encouraging style.




Anger, Patience and Forgiveness with Venerable Lhagsam

Ksanti, which is translated as both ‘patience’ and ‘tolerance’, is the Buddhist art of being able to maintain a positive approach when things go wrong.

It gives us the opportunity to choose beneficial reactions that are not driven by our usual compulsive mental habits of anger and jealousy, and helps us move towards forgiveness. It is one of the most essential skills we can learn to help us lead a happier, drama-free life.

Saturday 2 September 9.00am to 4.00pm, held in the Gompa at Chenrezig Institute.
Facility Fee $ now

Venerable Lhagsam has over 15 years experience working in palliative care. She combines her insight into Buddhist teachings with her experience of modern medicine


Buddhism in a Nutshell with Venerable Damchoe

This course presents an introduction to the core principles and philosophy of Buddhism from the Tibetan Buddhist perspective. If you want a gentle introduction to Buddhist teachings, or have wondered about Buddhist beliefs, this course is a great start!
In one day you will be introduced to the Buddha’s life and teachings. The course will explore what it means to be a Buddhist today and how this ancient philosophy can help you lead a happier, more peaceful life in modern times.

Saturday 30 September 9.00am to 4.30pm, held in the Gompa at Chenrezig Institute. book now
Facility fee $55

Venerable Damchoe enjoys welcoming new students with her trademark warmth and humour. She assures us there are no silly questions.